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Old August 24th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #1
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Gaps between clips in Sony Vegas 6

hello folks,

I'm using Vegas 6 for editing a documentary, and I'm generally pretty satisfied. Only problem is that sometimes when moving clips along the timeline or when I ripple delete part of a clip, a little gap of about 1 frame remains between the clips. Sometimes I can solve it by enlarging and moving manually the following clip, sometimes I need to extend the previous clip into the gap. It's a pretty annoying problem which takes time to get fixed.
I thought that it may be a problem of the ruler settings, but couldn't find the right configuration to avoid it.

Thanks to anyone for suggestions

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Old August 24th, 2006, 06:46 AM   #2
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Well I use 2 approaches:

1 - Don't create them to start with! And I use Auto Ripple to make sure deletes are "closed-up"

2 - Get yourself familiar with Vegas Scripts! These are great little macro-type tools. There are several out there for free that will "Remove Gaps"

I use the Excalibur toolset:
http://www.jetdv.com/excalibur/multicam.php

. .and chedck out the Edward Troxel Vegas Scripting and Newsletters:

http://www.jetdv.com/vegas/forum/index.php

Also checkout VASSTs site which has a HUGEmungous amount of valuable tools: http://vasst.com/
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Old August 24th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #3
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Ah! Yes . .get yourself over to DVInfo's Vegas site! ! Loads to pickup on there . .. oh yes!
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Old August 24th, 2006, 06:52 AM   #4
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Thanks Graham. I'll have a look at the sites.

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Old August 24th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #5
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OOps! Forgot this page too!

http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/for...ssageID=384181

John Meyer produces fab scripts too! Here he has a script that will delete gaps FOR THAT TARCK. Try it out?
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Old August 24th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #6
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I took a look at the sites, and there seem to be quite interesting stuff. But still I don't understand. I've checked it again, and it looks like the program is able to cut a frame in the middle of it but then when it comes to put the clips together even with auto ripple, either it overlaps them for a tiny slice of a frame, or it leaves a gap. Problem is, the gap is then visible while watching the video.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 09:01 AM   #7
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OK,
I tried one of John Meyers scripts, and it seems to work quite fine. Thanks for the link. Mainly, what I found out is that if you move for example at the beginning of the audio fade out before the end of a clip, you can cut the last frame in that position, but you are far away from the frame's beginning. So you are actually cutting somehow just a slice of a frame which under certain circumstances (not always) may become visible as a black gap during preview. As far as I could understand from other forums, this is a Vegas bug.

Thanks again for the help
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