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You won't be able to create a clip that can 'blur any layer underneath' when placed in other applications. You can just blur assets from within AE and export them out.


This is not possible, because the blur effect needs the underlying video as input. You can either create the blur effect in Sony Vegas without the need for After Effects, or you can (for more complex effects) import the video into After Effects, add your effects, render the result as video, and import it into Vegas. As you can see the second option takes ...


It's not possible. A generic blur effect relies on a function which smooths out pixel values within a specified radius. A mask combines the value of a pixel in the top layer with the pixel of the layer beneath, modulated by the corresponding alpha value of that pixel in the top layer. So, in short a blur is a 'lateral' function, whereas layer compositing is ...


If you want to change the speed of multiple clips - find a script that does this. Vegas Pro supports scripting and there a lot of different scripts out there, both free and commercial. For example, this one (commercial) can do this (enter the desired duration to Duration control).


In Sony Vegas you can use Text Wizard from Vegasaur Toolkit. It can easily create various counters. Vegasaur has free 30-day trial, so just install it and go to menu View > Extensions > Vegasaur > Timeline > Text Generation Wizard. Please note that the appearance of the text (font, color, size, etc.) is determined by the selected preset.

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