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Old March 31st, 2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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What happened to Douglas Spotted Vegas 8 Book?

I thought the book was to be released March 28/08, is it delayed? I am looking forward to be getting the book but its not available yet and I remember reading the release date to be March 28/08. Anyone able to get there copy of the book yet or were you able to buy from Chapters or Indigo?
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Old March 31st, 2008, 09:44 PM   #2
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anyone??? And ideas?
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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:36 PM   #3
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Check out Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Vegas-Pro-8-Ed...7022939&sr=8-1
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Old April 1st, 2008, 08:13 AM   #4
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Thanks Randy, but I already checked out Amazon and other online stores and no one seems to have them. I am wondering if its been delayed. Guess I will just have to wait.
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It's shipping, I rec'd my copies a couple of weeks ago, and a few folks have written to me about receiving theirs.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 01:26 PM   #6
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I pre-ordered mine from Amazon a couple months ago. It's in the capable hands of the US Postal Service as I write this.

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Old April 1st, 2008, 01:48 PM   #7
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Thank you Douglas for the update. Hopefully it will be available at our nearby bookstore (Indigo/Chapters).
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Old April 5th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #8
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i got my copy the other day ... always get a lot out of these books and good refresher...

early typos i have noticed in the first few pages...

edit details window shortcut listed as Alt+4 instead of Alt+6...video preview window listed as Alt+6 instead of Alt+4...

Track Control pane can be removed by using shortcut Shift +F12 instead of Shift+F11...

...can really throw off a first time user learning vegas...
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Old April 16th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #9
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I am picking up my copy from post office today. Very excited about it as I am a beginner in editing and I am sure this book will really help me out a lot. Any reviews/feedback from people who also received their copy as to what they think and if the book is indeed helpful?

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Old April 16th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #10
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I ordered mine from indigo.ca last week. Just got a confirmation email from them yesterday to confirm it was shipping now. I should receive it tomorrow or Friday at the most. Can't wait to look at it!

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Old April 16th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #11
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...as i mentioned above ... i always get a lot out of these books and always a good refresher...i have the vegas 5 book and currently going through this new one...

...i would recommend when reading the book to have vegas 8 open to go along with the text and shortcuts...you'll find some shortcut typos and screen shot captions that should actually go to other screen shots and even some outdated screen shots from previous Vegas versions...i.e. a Track Motion screen shot and the text in the book showing and explaning the big F in the Track Motion window...but the F left Track Motion i believe in Vegas 4 and resides in Pan/Crop not Track Motion...

...all in all still definitely worth having...and the dvd always has a lot of good veg files...
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Old April 18th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #12
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Any chance of something similar geared towards Platinum? Or does a lot of Vegas 8 Pro correlate well?
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The Movie Studio versions are a subset of the pro version. So... there will be some things that are not in the Movie Studio version but the parts that ARE in the Movie Studio version will operate the same.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #14
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What happened to Douglas Spotted Vegas 8 Book?

Recieved my copy (in the UK) this morning. Because it does not seem to be available here I ordered it from America - order placed on 4 April so a fortnight and a day to have it ordered, packed, sent to the airport, cross the pond and go through the UK airport and postal services to reach me in good condition is pretty impressive service.

Now looking foprward to reading it - the Vegas 6 version became a "bible," especially when read in conjunction with the VASST instruction DVDs.

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Old April 20th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #15
 
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Any chance of something similar geared towards Platinum? Or does a lot of Vegas 8 Pro correlate well?
There is an "Instant Vegas Movie Studio" book available at Amazon, etc, authored by myself and John Rofrano.
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