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Old October 21st, 2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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Learning Vegas 8

Does anyone know of any books to help learn this software? I am new to this and it seems overwhelming. I been playing around with it for the last few days and figured out a bit on my own but a good book that shows how to use features or even a DVD or something?

If not, what is the best way to learn this software and th ins and outs.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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Kevin...

I learned a lot at Ed Troxel's site..
http://www.jetdv.com/vegas/forum/index.php

And I've learned a lot by buying the VAAST series of DVDs...
http://www.vasst.com/search.aspx?for...&sort=priority

Vegas is a great program, but there is a lot to learn...

Good luck,
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:04 AM   #3
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Spots got his book for Vegas 6 which I still use. Most except the new stuff seems to still apply.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:18 AM   #4
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 02:07 AM   #5
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Does anyone know of any books to help learn this software? I am new to this and it seems overwhelming. I been playing around with it for the last few days and figured out a bit on my own but a good book that shows how to use features or even a DVD or something?
Have a look at http://www.vtc.com for online tutorials and DVDs.

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Old October 22nd, 2007, 08:28 AM   #6
 
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Aside from our DVDs for Vegas 8, I'll have the new Vegas 8 book turned in shortly.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 08:48 AM   #7
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douglas,
do you have a newbie book, like how to burn dvds in hd in vegas 8. i just need the very basic stuff that i'm afraid is not covered because it is so basic. i'm using the trail version now but i'm afraid it is too much for me and thinking about going to a more basic program like vegas studio. all i want to do is download my hd video from my canon hv20, and burn it to dvd in hd. mostly football games. very little editing, although have a menu with a looping short looping video would be great also. do you have the basic manuels in that?
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 08:53 AM   #8
 
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Our "Absolute Training" DVDs cover the extreme basics. The Vegas book covers the extreme basics. Edward's newsletters have a "Beginners Corner" in them.
In other words, don't be afraid the basics have been ignored by anyone.
Yes, the book shows (as does the DVD) how to make a looping menu with a video file, and how much editing you do to the file is entirely up to you.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 09:05 AM   #9
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thanks douglas, i'll check them out. how many more days do we have on that vegas 6 upgrade to vegas 8 option? 7?
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 10:14 AM   #10
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:38 AM   #11
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I own some of VASST trg materials. They r the best I have ever seen :)
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:08 PM   #12
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thanks mike

still trying to decide. i really think vegas studio platium will do what i need done. plus have some left over to buy the training materials. what exactly will i be giving up if i choose vegas studio platnium vs vegas pro8?
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:38 PM   #13
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what exactly will i be giving up if i choose vegas studio platnium vs vegas pro8?
You give up quite a bit:

Unlimited Tracks
The ability to use scripts
Multi-camera tools
project nesting
32-bit floating point
Blu-ray burning support from the timeline
External preview
Scopes

etc...

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/...=446&PageID=89
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 05:15 PM   #14
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i do not know what any of that stuff means so it looks like i should be heading towards the studio version. all i mainly need is the ability to capture hd video and be able to burn it to a dvd in hd. i might mess around some with the looping menu but thats about it.

plus 100 bucks
plus 150 upgrade
equals 250 bucks

vegas studio equals $120 bucks
is the studio verson easier to learn on than the pro8 verson?

i hate making this decision. anyone gone thru before before, please let me know how it went.
thanks, gerald
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 05:36 PM   #15
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Thank everyone. I am going to pick up the vasst videos vol 1-3 and then the new Vegas 8 one. This should get me going.

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