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Old June 14th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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I'm new to Vegas (Movie Studio Platinum 8 version of Vegas), and I can't understand how to access trim information about a clip. If I drag the front and/or end of a clip on the timeline to shorten it, I want to later be able to see this information so I could reproduce the in/outs in a different program.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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You might try looking at sub-clips.
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Old June 15th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #3
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I want to later be able to see this information so I could reproduce the in/outs in a different program.
Do you mean:

A] A different editing program?

Or

B] A different "video" project "program"?

If "A", then sub-clips, if Movie Studio Platinum 8 does sub-clips. If "B" then NO, sub-clips are NOT transferable to another editing program.

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Old June 15th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #4
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Would an Edit Decision List be useful here? (Appreciated that Vegas simplifies the things going on in a project down to crossfades and a single track.)

Or how about .aaf? Anyone successfully working with that?

And finally, re subclips, does Copy Media With Project create a new clip that can be used as an ordinary clip?

Just some early Sunday morning thoughts!
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Old June 15th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #5
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Thanks for replying everyone. I do want to use another program, but EDL compatibility (even assuming the lite version of Vegas can output such a thing) is not essential; I am thinking in terms of a manually-written list I would make myself (assuming I can view that sort of information: the subject of my query). Imagine a normal editing situation: having tens of different clips, each with their in/outs changed and butted-up hard against each other on the timeline. When I'm happy with the trims, I would like to later select a clip and be able to read somewhere it's trimmed in/out (relative to the clips original length, not relative to its position on the timeline). I can do this on other NLEs (such as Edit Studio Pro), but can't find the equivalent in Movie Studio. In fact, I can't see the file name of a clip on the timeline either, which makes things a bit difficult. When I have this list of information, I can reproduce the cut sequence in another program using the original files (I need the in/outs in order to do this). I haven't looked in the help files yet for subclips because editing is done on another machine, but can someone briefly tell me where it's found (and what it is!).

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Old June 15th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #6
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Ah, I must confess I did not take into account the fact that it's Movie Studio. Should've read your post properly. Durrrrr.

I'm not really up to speed on what's in that version, sorry!
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In fact, I can't see the file name of a clip on the timeline either, which makes things a bit difficult. When I have this list of information,
View - Active Take Information

You might also want to check out: View - Edit Details.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #8
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In View/Active take information, you get the name of the file Vegas is addressing. However: View/Edit details menu does not exist in Movie Studio (must be Pro-only version). Thanks everyone for your help.
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