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Vegas Video 2 Tutorial


Vegas Video 2 Tutorial

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Vegas Audio 2 Tutorial
Getting Started
Basic Editing Techniques
Advanced Editing Techniques
Audio FX
Using the Audio Mixer
Recording Audio
Advanced Video
Video FX and Masks
Video Transitions and Motion
Saving and Rendering Projects
Customizing Vegas
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
Welcome to Sonic Foundry Vegas™
System requirements
Technical Support
About this version of Vegas
Installing Vegas
Starting Vegas
Registering online
Registering by telephone
Registering online from another computer
Using the online Help
Accessing the Help
Main window
Marker bar
Track Header
Track View
Transport bar controls
Status bar
Scrub control
Window Docking Area
Keyboard command reference
Cursor indications
Audio Signal Flow
Video Signal Flow
2. Tutorial
Getting the tutorial folder
Getting Started
1. Voiceover narration (01_voiceover.veg)
Using the Explorer window
Placing the video
Displaying a Video Preview
Playing back the video
Placing the new voiceover
Aligning the new voiceover with video
Editing the voiceover
Aligning the remaining voiceover events
Unlocking the events
Grouping the new voiceover and video
Saving a Vegas project (*.veg)
2. Music bed (02_musicbed.veg)
Placing the music bed
Repositioning the voiceover
Adding a volume envelope
Setting the volume envelope
Adding equalization (EQ) to the voiceover
3. Background video (03_background.veg)
Creating a new video track
Crossfading to a new video event
Inserting a transition effect
4. Overlay titles (04_overlay.veg)
Repositioning the project
Inserting the introduction splash
5. Pan/Crop motion (05_panning.veg)
6. Fades (06_fades.veg)
7. Track Motion (07_trackmotion.veg)
8. Velocity (08_velocity.veg)
9. Rendering the project as an *.avi
Setting the format
Applying compression
3. Getting Started
Determining the proper video settings
Saving the project
Renaming a project (using Save As...)
Capturing video media
Files and events
What type of media can you use?
Finding media files to use
Previewing a media file
Using the Media Pool
Audio Peak files (*.sfk)
Event Basics
Inserting media
Moving events along the timeline
Removing the video’s audio
Track Basics
Scrolling and zooming
Track number and color
View buttons
Track FX button
Bus assignment
Arm for Record button
Mute button
Solo button
Scribble Strip
Volume fader
Multipurpose slider
Playback and preview
Playback from within Vegas
Previewing to media player
Rendered video previews
Rendering a Vegas project
Creating a movie (basic)
4. Basic Editing Techniques
Getting around
Making selections
Selecting multiple events
Modifying events in selections
Selecting a time range
Looping playback
Selecting events and a time range
Basic event editing
Copying events
Cutting events
Pasting events
Duplicating events
Trimming events
Splitting events
Shifting the contents of an event
Deleting events
Crossfading events
Automatic crossfades
Manually setting a crossfade
Changing crossfade curves
Undo and Redo commands
Undo command
Redo command
Clearing the edit history
Project markers and regions
Working with markers
Working with regions
Working with command markers
Using an external sound editing program
Setting up the sound editing program
Opening a sound editor from Vegas
5. Advanced Editing Techniques
Importing media from other projects
Snapping events
Using the event snap offset
Snapping to grid lines
Snapping to grids and rulers
Snapping to markers
Disable snapping
Ripple editing
Ripple editing from the Trimmer
Cutting and deleting in ripple mode
Ripple editing across all tracks (Paste Insert)
Pitch shifting audio events
Time compressing/stretching
Time compressing/stretching video
Adding takes
Selecting takes
Deleting takes
Take names
Using the Trimmer window
Working with the Trimmer window
Opening a file in an external sound editor from the Trimmer
Using the Edit Details window
Viewing the Edit Details window
Customizing the Edit Details window
6. Events
Accessing event properties
Event switches
Muting an event
Locking an event
Looping an event
Normalize (audio only)
Maintain aspect ratio (video only)
Resample (video only)
Event switches in the Event Properties dialog
Event switches in the Edit Details window
Audio event envelopes (ASR)
Setting an audio event’s volume
Setting an event’s fade in and out
Video event envelopes
Opacity envelopes
Velocity envelope
Envelope Edit Tool
Grouping events
Creating a new group
Removing events from a group
Clearing a group
Selecting all members of a group
Temporarily disabling grouping
7. Tracks
Working with Tracks
Adding an empty track
Duplicating a track
Deleting a track
Naming or renaming a track
Organizing tracks
Reordering tracks
Changing track color
Changing track height
Track Headers
Using the audio track fader
Muting a track
Muting all audio or video tracks
Soloing a track
Audio track envelopes
Adding a volume or pan envelope
Hiding the audio track envelopes
Removing audio track volume envelopes
Video track envelopes
Composite Level envelopes
Fade to Color envelopes
Envelope Edit tool
Locking envelopes to events
Rendering to a new track
8. Audio FX
Assigning an audio track to a bus
Assigning an audio track to an auxiliary bus
Assigning audio tracks to an Assignable FX
Setting up to record into audio tracks
Using Audio FX
Bus FX
Assignable FX
Adding plug-ins
Saving customized FX
Plug-in chains
Removing plug-ins from a chain
Saving plug-in chains
Editing saved plug-in chains
Organizing your plug-ins
Non Real-Time Event FX
Audio plug-ins
Equalization (EQ)
Using the Noise Gate plug-in
Using the Dither plug-in
Additional plug-ins
9. Using the Audio Mixer
Using the Mixer window
Viewing the Mixer window
Using the Mixer tool bar
Using the Mixer Preview fader
Using busses
Adding busses to the project
Deleting busses from the project
Routing busses to hardware
Working with busses
10. Recording Audio
Setting up your equipment
Basic setup
Setup with mixer
Setup with digital multitrack
Arming the track for recording
Using the metronome
Using the Sound Mapper for stereo or mono recording
Assigning tracks to input devices
Starting and stopping recording
Chasing MIDI Time Code
Recording into an empty audio track
Recording into a time selection
Recording into an event
Recording into an event with a time selection
Working with multiple recorded takes
Previewing takes
Choosing an active take after loop recording
Renaming an event take
Deleting an event take
Specifying where recordings are stored
11. Advanced Video
Scrolling titles - Pan/Crop technique
Working with images
Creating titles from images
Fading titles
Customizing the Video Preview window
Optimizing previews
Video properties and preferences
Project properties - Video tab
Event properties
Media file properties
Output properties
Edit Decision Lists (EDL)
12. Video FX and Masks
Video plug-ins
Using a video filter
Modifying filters
Ordering filters
Keyframe animation and filters
Transitioning into an effect
Video filter dictionary
Correction filters
Creative filters
Mask filters
Add noise
Black and White
Brightness and Contrast
Broadcast Colors
Chroma Keyer
Gaussian Blur
HSL Adjust
Min and Max
Quick Blur
Color Surface
Test Pattern
Parent/Child track relationship
Image masks
Masks and tracks
Video masks
Fine tuning masks
Compositing Modes
13. Video Transitions and Motion
Using Transition effects
Adding a transition
Adding transitions to the ends of an event
Understanding the A/B roll
Converting cuts to transitions
Previewing a transition
Modifying a transition
Keyframe animation
Keyframe Controller
Adding a keyframe
Modifying keyframes
Keyframes and transition effects
Video transition dictionary
Additive Dissolve
Clock Wipe
Cross Effect
Linear Wipe
Page Peel and Page Roll
Track Motion
Track Motion context menu
Controlling the Track Motion workspace
Keyframing and Track Motion attributes
Shadows and Glow
Animating the overlay
Scrolling titles - Video Motion technique
14. Saving and Rendering Projects
Saving your project
Creating a copy of a project (using Save As...)
Rendering projects
Rendering to an audio format
Rendering to a video format
Partial rendering and timeline playback
Rendering to a streaming media format
Using rendering format controls and templates
Customizing a render
Custom rendering settings
Audio tab - Custom Settings
Video tab - Custom settings
Project tab - Custom settings
Selecting a video format
Miscellaneous formats
Creating *.mp3 files
Creating *.wma or *.wmv files
Creating MPEG files
15. Customizing Vegas
Dockable Vegas windows
Floating (undocking) a window
Docking a window
Using the Explorer window
Managing your media files
Using the Explorer window Transport bar
Changing the Explorer window views
Changing the Ruler format
Grid spacing
Working with the Toolbar
Moving the Toolbar
Resizing the Toolbar
Hiding and displaying the Toolbar
Reordering the Toolbar buttons
Adding buttons to the Toolbar
Removing buttons from the Toolbar
Using the Time Display window
Changing the Time Display window’s settings
Changing the Time Displays colors
Setting the Time Display to monitor MIDI time code
Working with project properties
Summary tab
Audio tab
Video tab
Ruler tab
Using Vegas preferences
General tab
Video tab
Audio tab
Routing tab
Editing tab
Sync tab
External Monitor tab
Why are some of my DirectX plug-ins not working correctly?
Why do I hear gaps in my audio playback?
QuickTime Video Audio/Video Synchronization Issues
Why do mono events increase 6 dB when panning a track hard?
Trouble-free video: software solutions
Trouble-free video: hardware solutions
Video subsystem
Hard disk
CPU and RAM (memory)
The 2GB limitation
Audio proxy files (*.sfap0)
Interlacing and field order
Timecode in Vegas
Troubleshooting DV hardware issues

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