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Is it possible to speed up footage by more than 4x in Sony Vegas Movie Studio?

I have set the clip playback speed to 4.000 (to run at 4x the orginial speed) as show below. This is as high as the software allows. I would like to go further, perhaps as much as 12x as fast. I am ...
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Is it possible to "Blur a Transparent Background" in Adobe After Effects?

I am a beginner to Adobe After Effects and Sony Vegas Pro, so forgive me for a lack of a better term. I am trying to create an Adobe After Effects composition. I want the composition to be ...
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Making a Digital clock with a specific time for Sony Vegas Platinum 12

I'm using Vegas Platinum 12 and I want to create a time code in a video. But here is the catch. I want to start the clock at a specific time and have the count start at that time, i.e 05:21:34 or 21:...
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Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?

I am a PC user and use Sony Vegas Pro. I really like it for editing purposes. I do not like Adobe Premier or Avid which work on Windows and believe that the top 3 tools are AVID, Sony Vegas, and ...
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Upload a video to Youtube without losing contrast

I've been trying to upload a video to Youtube which had been created in Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 and rendered as an MP4 file. You may notice the text has become sharper and the watermark is now almost ...
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Best rendering options for Sony Vegas 8 Pro?

I have a 20 minute video that needs to finish rendering at a maximum of 7 hours. The video format needs to compatible with Windows without Quicktime. What the the best options to render the video?
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Sync Video to Audio in SonyVegasPro13 with multiple anchors

I have a sample recorded with half speed at 60fps (for better quality later on), which is my video track. Then I seperately recorded the audio track at normal speed. I imported the video track into ...
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What is the productive way of doing multiple speed changes in a video editing project?

I have to stitch various pieces of footage together, and the final result will be about 1–1.5 hour long. Because of all the needed changes (blurring faces, inserting images and icons in certain ...
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How does graphics card's memory affect video rendering performance?

So, I'm asking that, since I've got a GTX650Ti 1 GB graphics, and it takes 5 minutes to render a simple 1 minute video with minimum effects. Is it normal? I've tried it both with Sony Vegas and Adobe ...
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How could I recreate this stroke effect in After Effects and/or Sony Vegas?

In the many Red Dead Redemption trailers, they use this cool effect were paint/brush strokes somewhat pan into the actual game-play and overlay it with an awesome drawn out piece from the previous ...
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Multiple Videos On Screen

I'm trying to get a whole bunch of videos on screen, playing at one time. The idea would be to slowly pan into the central video. Any ideas how this can be achieved? I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 9. I've ...
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Delete unused video clips in Vegas

After finishing editing a video with Sony's Movie Studio Platinum 12.0, I'm left with a giant folder of uncompressed rushes. I would like to delete some of them to save disk space. Is there an easy ...
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Best rendering output for 720px X 480px Sony Vegas Pro 12

I'm pretty new to video editing so please excuse if my question is rather entry level. I have a bunch of archival films that were converted MPEG-2 at 720px by 480px. I'm required to put a watermark ...
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Why is rendered playback slower than my project?

I have a project that's 1280X720 @25 I do have clips in the project that are various resolutions, but this hasnt seem to be a problem. I render as the "Match the Project Settings" and everytime the ...
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Slow Video Render? incl. New & Old PC Specs

So I've been recording gameplay & posting it on YouTube for a few years now. Primarily using Sony Vegas as it always seemed to be the community standard. Never really had an issue. Since I built ...
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If I delete a video from my computer after I've imported it, will it delete from the video I'm editing?

If I delete a video from my computer after I've imported it, will it delete from the video I'm editing? I've imported many video clips into a video project I'm currently working on (I'm using Vegas ...
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Are these beginner's paid-for programs comparable?

I've found these low-end but non-free programs and can't decide with which to go. They all seem to be around $50-$80 (One time. Not subscription). My question - are they all comparable, or are some ...
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How to copy markers and regions between projects in Vegas Pro

If I have one or more Vegas Pro projects, sometimes I want to combine them, but just copy and paste on the timeline, even with auto ripple selected, doesn't copy the markers and regions. How can I ...
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How do youtube professionals record audio for their video?

If some professional has a video, and they want to do a voiceover for it, how do they do it? Do they first remove unwanted clips from video and then record audio using audacity while seeing the ...
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Sony Vegas default chroma key seem to shift blue colors

After a few videos, I think that now I manage pretty well chroma key on a green screen. But in my last video, my subject handles items that are light blue / cyan, and I started to notice that those ...
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How should I go about making 80's style graphics?

I want to make a title screen thing that looks like this: See how it's all anti-aliased and bloomy, and the font is sort of computery? Also, I want to make it slightly waver here and there. I can ...
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Fast subtitle workflow in Sony Vegas?

In Vegas is quite time consuming having to insert text using only visual cues, for example: Inserting new text media requires to choose presets instead of having a default style on the go. No ...
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Cannot render 16:9 video for youtube

I downloaded this YT video, and want to make it 16:9 in Vegas 10 pro. Here is my file settings: Template - HD 1080 24p (1920x1080, 29.970 fps) Frame rate - 29.970(NTSC) Field order - None (...
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After Effects Alternative for Windows

I use Sony Vegas for video production but would like to be able to create more visual effects. Are there any cheaper alternatives for Adobe's After Effects? Or is there an extension for Vegas?
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Help with playback stutter in Sony Vegas Pro 11

I've got 2 DSLRs in my kit, a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D3S, for 1080i and 720p respectively. I experienced stuttering playback with footage from both cameras, and figured it was something with Nikon's ...
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Resynchronize Audio to Video

When I have audio and video tracks de-synchronized, is there a way to make them synchronous? A workflow: Add a video+audio track to a project; Crop a small Event in the middle and remove the rest; ...
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Sony Vegas Text Parser?

I'm working on one of those videos where there's a voice over and text follows it, one sentence appearing at a time. I lose quite a lot of time having to generate or copy media and having to "feed it" ...
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Video in Sony Vegas flickers and is full of black frames

I'm trying to import some clips into a Vegas 13 project, but they "flicker": some frames are all black (even in the preview), even though the files play perfectly in mplayer and VLC. The clips are ...
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How do you edit in multicamera mode if you have a mask on one track?

I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 10, and I have one track that I need to pixelate someone's face on. There are 4 video tracks total. So, I have one track where a Pixelation mask is applied. Now I'm trying ...
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Vegas Pro 12 vs Vegas Pro 12 Premium

I'm currently shopping for Sony Vegas Pro 12 and I'm slightly confused at what I am finding. In addition to the standard Vegas Pro, I've found a "Premium" version that contains some upgrades (...
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Unable to render file larger than 4 Gigs in Sony Vegas 10

I have wasted over 8 hours trying to figure out what is wrong my program. I am trying to render a 30 minute file in high quality HD using the Main Concept codec, but as soon as it reaches 100% I get ...
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Different luminosity between preview and render on Sony Vegas 13

I currently have a problem with a video I'm editing, when I render it with Sony Vegas 13 (with the Sony AVC/MVC 1080p-30fps "Internet" preset), the resulting video is much darker than the preview (on ...
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Improve chroma key effect in Sony Vegas

I'm performing some tests with the chroma key, I already noticed that blue screen will not perform well for me (the subject is often in black, which doesn't match well with blue), so I got a green ...
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How do you play a clip backwards in Sony Vegas?

While editing some vocals the other day, I accidentally hit a key in Vegas and the scrub head started going backwards, playing my audio in reverse. I wasn't trying to do this at the time and got it ...
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How to de-flicker (anti-flicker) video?

My camera recorded flickering (black flashing) video, maybe due to low-lightened room. I cant purchase the de-flicker plugins to fix the that video. is there any free solution to fix that, with ...
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Can video frame size be increased?

I have two videos that need to fit these specs: "The minimum frame size is 1280w X 720h pixels (either progressive or interlaced is acceptable)." Video A is: 480 × 640 [.mov] & Video B is: ...
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Entire Track Velocity in Sony Vegas

I have created a video+audio clip in Sony Vegas. After the work was completed, I decided to increase velocity a little bit (final percentage ~95% original). In the project, I have several audio and ...
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Sony Vegas - render allowing source to adjust frame rate?

I have a bunch of mobile phone videos (different phones), that I want to render to one single video using sony vegas. Should I check allow source to adjust frame rate when rendering? Or should I ...
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Sony Vegas pro 15: Can not move Image in Pan/Crop

I am trying to move image using pan/crop tool, but I have no idea how to do that, because there is not any "F frame". Thank you for advice.
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How to fix invisible image cropping in Vegas Pro

Can anyone help me out, I don't even know how to search this on google, I just do small editing from time to time... The red lines where put by me on the screenshot. The image (is the text) is ...
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How to open MP4 container video with mp42 codec in Vegas Pro?

I've been given an MP4 video with the following information, per MediaInfo General Complete name : E:\306G5562_01.MP4 Format : MPEG-4 ...
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Sony Vegas Media Generators not appearing

So, I made a small movie. I added track with text, and then I added another track with text. Then the second track never showed up. I see it in the timeline, but I do not see it in the preview. There ...
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How do I do this Text animation in Sony Vegas (..or AE)?

Sometimes, when I have a look at music videos, I see lyric texts coming up. They are shaped in a rectangle, with different sized words. An example is this, which I made quickly. What is this effect ...
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Automatic motion blur in video editor?

Is there an alternative to the automatic motion blur in After Effects for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or Final Cut? I use it mainly to sync text/image animations with sound cues, however After Effects ...
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Sony Vegas: Make timeline "line" follow event trimming?

It would be a huge time saver to make the time "line" actively chase the end point dragging of events, so you can tell precisely where the event is compared to other tracks above and below. Is this ...
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Video too dark on PAL TV

I have videos recorded with Canon EOS and rendered with Sony Vegas. No color correction whatsoever. Although the rendered video looks great on any computer screen, the dark areas are always too dark ...
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Does file size affect render speed in Sony Vegas?

This is probably a dumb question but bear with me. If my raw video file size is smaller, will that speed up rendering time? Let's say I have a 500 mb video clip, and one that is 250 mb, but the same ...
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Rendered mp3 file is much larger than original

In Sony Vegas Pro 10 I've placed an .mp3 file (about 3MB file size), then I've cut it slightly at the end to shorten the length. I've tried to encode it with following settings: File - Render As ...
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MP4 to DVD - suggestion for workflow

After a break of a few years I have started doing video editing again. So I bought Sony Vegas and later upgraded it to the latest version. For this particular project my source files was created by ...
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Opaque overlay becomes transparent when fading out both video tracks in Sony Vegas

The original problem I had was to put an overlay (static image) on a video track. All guides/tutorials I found does this by putting the image into a separate video track. I would prefer attaching the ...
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