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Sony Vegas 7 Tutorial
Registration assistance
Customer service/sales
Technical support
About your rights in Vegas software
About your privacy
Proper use of software
Legal notices
Introduction
Welcome
System requirements
Technical support
Installing Vegas software
Getting help
Overview
Main window
Toolbar
Time display
Ruler
Marker bar
Command bar
CD layout bar
Track list
Timeline
Transport bar controls
Status bar
Scrub control
Window docking area and floating window docks
Saving and recalling window layouts - Ctrl+Alt+D or Alt+D
Keyboard command reference
Cursor indications
Using a control surface
Audio signal flow
Video signal flow
Getting Started
Creating projects
Starting a new project
Setting video properties based on a media file
Saving a project
Renaming a project (using Save As)
Getting media files
Previewing a media file
Using the Project Media window
Importing media
Working with AVCHD Video
Generating music with Cinescore
Adding media to the timeline
Project references in rendered media files
Working with events
Understanding files and events
Moving events along the timeline
Working with tracks
Using the track view
Using the track list
Nesting projects
Adding a project to the Vegas timeline
Playing back and previewing
Playing your project
Scrubbing
Previewing to media player
Prerendering video previews
Rendering a project
Creating a movie
Publishing a project
Using the Media Manager
Creating a new media library
Opening a media library
Adding media files to a library
Removing media files from a library
Tagging media files
Creating a tag
Applying a tag to a media file
Removing a tag from a media file
Deleting a tag from a library
Merging subtags
Arranging tags in the tag tree
Editing tag names or images
Viewing or creating palettes
Saving tags and properties to media files
Tagging for loop developers
Backing up your media libraries
Opening a Reference Library
Using the Sony Sound Series Loops & Samples reference library
Searching for media files
Searching using a keyword
Searching using tags
Sorting search results
Viewing previous searches
Using advanced search options
Previewing media
Media relationships
Adding media to your project
Resolving offline media files
Customizing the Media Manager window
Automatically hiding the Search pane
Docking and undocking the Search pane
Resizing columns
Moving columns
Showing or hiding columns
Adding custom columns
Editing a column’s contents
Showing thumbnails
Using the Properties pane
Setting Media Manager options
General tab
Media Library tab
Thumbnails tab
About tab
Using the Media Manager with multiple computers
Basic Editing Techniques
Getting around
Moving the cursor
Changing focus
Making selections
Selecting multiple events
Selecting a time range
Looping playback
Selecting events and a time range
Selecting tracks
Selecting groups of composited tracks
Editing events
Copying events
Cutting events
Pasting events
Duplicating events
Inserting empty events and time
Trimming events
Splitting events
Slipping and sliding events
Detecting and repairing audio and video synchronization problems . .
Deleting events
Applying post-edit ripples
Applying a post-edit ripple manually
Applying a post-edit ripple automatically
Shuffling events
Crossfading events
Using automatic crossfades
Manually setting a crossfade
Changing crossfade curves
Sliding a crossfade
Using undo and redo
Using undo
Using redo
Clearing the edit history
Adding project markers and regions
Working with markers
Working with regions
Working with command markers
Working with CD layout markers
Working with the marker tool
Using an external audio editing program
Setting up an audio editing program
Opening an audio editor from Vegas software
Advanced Editing Techniques
Snapping events
Turning snapping on and off
Snapping to the grid
Snapping to markers
Snapping to events on other tracks
Quantizing to frames
Using the event snap offset
Pitch shifting audio events
Editing from the timeline
Editing in the Event Properties dialog
Time compressing/stretching events
Time compressing/stretching video
Working with takes
Adding takes
Selecting takes
Previewing and selecting takes
Deleting takes
Working with take names
Using the Trimmer window
Opening a file in the Trimmer
Moving frame-by-frame in the Trimmer window
Making selections in the Trimmer
Adding selections to the timeline
Adding and saving regions and markers to a media file
Opening a file in an external audio editor from the Trimmer
Creating a subclip
Selecting a subclip in its parent media
Removing red eye from still images
Using the Edit Details window
Viewing the Edit Details window
Customizing the Edit Details window
Working with XDCAM video
Setting up an XDCAM device
Using the XDCAM Explorer window
Importing XDCAM discs
Editing XDCAM clips on the timeline
Exporting video to XDCAM discs
Exporting video from the timeline
Exporting a rendered file
Working with Tracks
Managing tracks
Inserting an empty track
Duplicating a track
Deleting a track
Naming or renaming a track
Organizing tracks
Reordering tracks
Changing track color
Changing track height
Using the track list
Using the volume fader (audio only)
Using the multipurpose slider (audio only)
Assigning audio tracks to assignable effects chains
Assigning audio tracks to busses
Adjusting the composite level (video only)
Selecting the compositing mode
Bypassing motion blur envelopes (video only)
Using track motion (video only)
Phase inverting a track (audio only)
Muting a track
Muting all audio or video tracks
Soloing a track
Setting default track properties
Track automation envelopes
Using audio bus tracks
Adding envelopes to an audio bus track
Adding effects to audio bus tracks
Muting or soloing an audio bus track
Resizing audio bus tracks
Using video bus tracks
Adding keyframes to the video bus track
Adding envelopes to the video bus track
Adding effects to video bus tracks
Muting the video output
Bypassing video effects and envelopes
Resizing video bus tracks
Rendering to a new track
Using Automation
Showing or hiding automation controls
Track automation
Mute automation (audio and video)
Volume or pan automation (audio only)
Assignable effects automation (audio only)
Bus automation (audio only)
Adding or removing track effect automation
Composite level automation (video only)
Adding a motion blur envelope
Adding a video supersampling envelope
Working with track envelopes
Hiding track envelopes
Removing track envelopes
Using the Envelope Edit tool
Locking envelopes to events
Automating 5.1 surround projects
Automation recording modes
Recording automation settings
Editing sections of your recorded settings in Touch mode
Overwriting recorded settings in Latch mode
Editing individual envelope points or keyframes
Setting the automation recording mode for a track
Working with Events
Setting event switches
Mute
Lock
Loop
Invert phase (audio only)
Normalize (audio only)
Maintain aspect ratio (video only)
Reduce interlace flicker (video only)
Resample (video only)
Accessing event properties
Adjusting audio channels
Setting audio streams
Copying and pasting event attributes
Using audio event envelopes (ASR)
Setting an audio event’s volume
Setting an event’s fade in and out
Using video event envelopes
Using opacity envelopes
Using velocity envelopes
Grouping events
Creating a new group
Adding an event to an existing group
Removing events from a group
Clearing a group
Selecting all members of a group
Suspending grouping temporarily
Cutting, copying, or deleting grouped events
Using the Mixer
Using the Mixer window
Viewing the Mixer window
Using the Mixer toolbar
Using the Mixer Preview fader
Using busses
Adding busses to a project
Deleting busses from a project
Routing a bus to another bus
Routing busses to hardware
Working with busses
Assigning audio tracks to busses
Using assignable effects chains
Assigning audio tracks to assignable effects chains
Routing assignable effects chains to busses
Automating busses and assignable effects
Viewing bus tracks
Adding track envelopes
Modifying track envelopes
Adding Audio Effects
Using audio effects
Using plug-in chains
Creating a plug-in chain
Adding plug-ins to a plug-in chain
Saving customized plug-in presets
Arranging the order of plug-ins
Bypassing plug-ins on the chain
Removing plug-ins from a chain
Saving plug-in chains
Editing saved plug-in chains
Organizing your plug-ins
Automating effects parameters
Applying non-real-time event effects
Bypassing all audio effects
Recording Audio
Setting up your equipment
Basic setup
Setup with mixer
Setup with digital multitrack
Preparing to record
Arming the track for recording
Selecting recording settings
Using the metronome
Recording
Recording into an empty track
Recording into a time selection
Recording into an event
Recording into an event with a time selection
Triggering from MIDI timecode
Working with multiple recorded takes
Specifying where recordings are stored
Changing where recorded files are stored when arming a track
Changing where recorded files are stored when starting to record
Changing where recorded files are stored in the Project Properties dialog
Monitoring audio levels
Using record input monitoring
Working with 5.1 Surround
What is 5.1 surround?
Setting up surround hardware
Setting up surround projects
Routing to hardware in the mixer
Assigning audio to the LFE channel
Adjusting volume
Adjusting track volume
Adjusting assignable effects send or bus send levels
Adjusting channel levels
Panning audio
Panning tracks
Panning mixer controls
Using the Surround Panner window
Automating panning
Turning on panning keyframes
Adding panning keyframes
Working with keyframes
Rendering surround projects
Creating a DVD with DVD Architect Software
Using Advanced Video Features
Cropping video
Cropping
Bézier masks
Rotating
Adding animation
Working with still images
Creating still images for use in Vegas software
Capturing a timeline snapshot
Creating a slide show
Creating titles
Creating titles from images
Fading titles
Adding closed captioning to Windows Media Video (WMV) files
Adding closed captioning line-by-line
Adding closed captioning from a script
Displaying closed captioning
Resampling video
Using Edit Decision Lists (EDL)
Creating an EDL
Opening an EDL
Working in DV format
Selecting source media
Setting project properties
Selecting templates
Eliminating out-of-range colors
Working in HDV format
Capturing HDV Clips
Creating intermediate files
Editing HDV video on the timeline
Modifying project video properties
Modifying media file properties
Setting general media properties
Setting timecode media properties
Setting custom stream properties
Using Video FX, Compositing, and Masks
Using video effects
Adding a video effects plug-in
Working with video effects plug-in chains
Modifying a video effects plug-in
Saving custom plug-in settings as a preset
Using keyframe animation with plug-ins
Using generated media
Adding a generated media event
Duplicating a generated media event
Compositing
Understanding the parent/child track relationship
Selecting compositing modes
Using a 2-to-1 transform plug-in to customize compositing
3D Compositing
Single-track 3D motion
Composited group 3D motion
Changing editing options
Examples of various 3D compositing scenarios
Creating masks
Creating image masks
Creating video masks
Bézier masks
Fine-tuning masks
Using the Mask Generator
Chroma keying
Adding Video Transitions and Motion
Understanding basic transitions
Cuts
Crossfades
Using transition effects
Adding a transition
Adding a transition to the end of an event
Adding a transition to all selected events
Adding a transition progress envelope
Understanding track layers
Converting a cut to a transition
Converting a crossfade or transition to a cut
Previewing a transition
Modifying a transition
Saving custom settings as a preset
Using keyframe animation
Understanding the keyframe controller
Adding keyframes
Deleting keyframes
Navigating in the keyframe controller
Modifying keyframes
Creating keyframe presets
Working with keyframes in track view
Sample uses for keyframe animation
Animating event panning and cropping
Animating video effects plug-ins
Animating generated text
Adding track motion
Controlling track motion
Using the track motion shortcut menu
Changing editing options
Using keyframes in track motion
Creating a picture-in-picture effect
Animating the overlay
Previewing and Analyzing Video
Understanding the Video Preview window
Using the Video Preview window shortcut menu
Optimizing the Video Preview window
Adjusting preview quality and resolution
Prerendering video
Building dynamic RAM previews
Using split-screen previewing
Previewing affected and unprocessed video
Showing the video at the cursor position and the contents of the clipboard
Changing the selection for displaying split-screen views
Identifying safe areas
Viewing the grid
Isolating color channels
Monitoring video with scopes
Displaying chrominance using the vectorscope monitor
Displaying luminance using the waveform monitor
Displaying color levels and contrast using the histogram monitor
Displaying RGB components with RGB parade monitor
Adjusting video scope settings
Previewing in a player
Using an external monitor
Configuring an external monitor
Previewing video on a secondary Windows display
Viewing on an external monitor via IEEE-1394
Viewing on an external monitor via SDI
Saving, Rendering, and Printing Projects
Saving a project
Renaming or creating a copy of a project (using Save As...)
Autosaving a project
Rendering a project
Rendering multichannel audio files
Rendering surround projects
Rendering MPEG format
Using default MPEG templates
Creating custom MPEG templates
Viewing MPEG-2 files on a computer
Customizing the rendering process
Customizing the Render As settings
Saving custom settings as a template
Exporting a movie to a PSP
Rendering with networked computers
Setting up your computers for network rendering
Troubleshooting initiation problems
Using nondistributed network rendering
Using distributed network rendering
Monitoring rendering progress
Setting file mappings
Setting render service options
Printing video to tape
Printing video to tape from the timeline
Printing HDV video to tape
Printing a rendered file to HDV tape
Printing to tape using Video Capture
Customizing Vegas software
Displaying frame numbers
Changing the ruler format
Editing the ruler offset
Changing grid spacing
Using the Time Display window
Changing the time display settings
Changing the time display colors
Setting the time display to monitor MIDI timecode
Working with project properties
Video tab
Audio tab
Ruler tab
Summary tab
Audio CD tab
Using the toolbar
Hiding and displaying the toolbar
Reordering toolbar buttons
Adding buttons to the toolbar
Removing buttons from the toolbar
Saving and recalling window layouts
Saving a window layout
Loading a saved layout
Adding a layout to the View > Window Layouts submenu
Removing a layout from the View > Window Layouts submenu
Deleting a layout from your computer
Customizing keyboard shortcuts
Editing or creating new shortcuts
Saving a keyboard mapping
Deleting a keyboard mapping
Importing or renaming a keyboard mapping
Resetting the default keyboard mapping
Setting preferences
General tab
Video tab
Preview device tab
Audio tab
Audio Device tab
MIDI tab
VST Effects tab
Editing tab
Display tab
CD Settings tab
Sync tab
External Control & Automation tab
Burning CDs
Understanding track-at-once and disc-at-once
Track-at-once
Disc-at-once (Single Session or Red Book)
Understanding tracks and indices
Setting up to burn audio CDs
Viewing the ruler and time display
Setting project properties
Setting preferences
Importing CD Architect files
Creating audio CD layout projects
Adding media as CD tracks to a new project
Marking tracks in an existing project
Working with tracks and indices
Navigating to and selecting tracks and indices
Moving track and index markers
Renaming track and index markers
Deleting track and index markers
Editing markers using the Edit Details window
Copying a track list from the Edit Details window
Burning audio CDs
Burning single tracks (track-at-once)
Burning a disc (disc-at-once)
Burning video CDs
Creating a multimedia CD
Using Scripting
Running a script
Adding scripts to the Scripting menu
Creating a script
Editing an existing script
Using a Mackie Control Universal with Vegas
Hardware setup
Connecting the Mackie Control Universal
Configuring the software to use the Mackie Control Universal
Configuring channel mappings for Mackie Control Extenders
Configuring or customizing control mappings
Using the Mackie Control Universal
Channel section
Footswitches (not shown)
Control buttons
Fader Banks buttons
Display buttons
Markers buttons
Add New buttons
Windows buttons
View buttons
Modifiers buttons
Audio/Video buttons
Project buttons
Timeline buttons
Transport buttons
Arrow buttons
Jog dial
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting resources
Common questions
Why are some of my DirectX plug-ins not working correctly?
Why do I hear gaps in my audio playback?
Why do mono events increase 6 dB when panning a track hard?
Why do buffer underruns occur during a test or real write to a CD?
Why can’t I work with footage captured using an MJPEG card?
Trouble-free video: software solutions
Trouble-free video: hardware solutions
Video subsystem
Hard disk
CPU and RAM (memory)
Audio proxy files (.sfap0)
Timecode
SMPTE timecode types
Timecode in Vegas software
Troubleshooting DV hardware issues
Glossary
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