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Old January 18th, 2004, 11:32 AM   #136
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http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...p2.asp?DID=447

This'll get you to the Monster 300+ page V4 Manual. Great stuff . . .

Enjoy!

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Old January 18th, 2004, 01:15 PM   #137
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The 99 page manual is more of a "quick start guide".

Download the full manual from the link Grazie gave you AND press the F1 key - the help file is a tremendous asset.
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Old January 18th, 2004, 03:00 PM   #138
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creating a mask

I am editing a short film I made in Vegas 3. In one of the shots, a character is looking through a pair of binoculars. I want to put a mask over the shot to show this. I tried using paint, but the mask looked more like looking through a periscope than binoculars. Is there a way to create the mask in Vegas? If not, is there anyplace I would be able to obtain the mask?

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Old January 18th, 2004, 06:43 PM   #139
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Thank you

Thank you, Ian and DSE for replying to this.

I looked at both the vegas file and the hologram tutorial.

I achieved the tv signal artifacts I wanted by scripting the TV simulator properties in adjacent frames.

For the film I added the TV simulator with no aperture grille nor interlacing so that I could use the sync properties to simulate "skipping" of the film (the frame moving up or down, off the center of the "film projector".

What I noticed though is that it takes a lot of keys on the timeline and was wondering if there is a script which randomizes the parameters given minimum and maximum boundary.

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Old January 18th, 2004, 06:53 PM   #140
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create it in photoshop ...or get a black piece of paper - cut out the shape you want .. shoot it with white in b/g or scan it ( should be white background from scanner lid - if not white then use white paper together with black cut out) ...
then drop it on track above .. use the chroma key fx on the WHITE .
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Old January 18th, 2004, 06:57 PM   #141
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ask friends if they know anyone that has tracking software - some of the upper AVIDS have it , FCP maybe ? , some pinnicale NLE software comes with commotion ... boris red 3 tracks ...
maybe friend is going to college that has it in edit lab ??
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Old January 18th, 2004, 08:59 PM   #142
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You don't need to use Chroma Key for the mask. Just Parent/child the tracks. (make sure the mask is black and white!
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Old January 18th, 2004, 09:11 PM   #143
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Zenote has a randomizer plug-in.

The film look/effect filter in Vegas4 does the same thing. Set it to jitter, and turn the other options off.
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Old January 18th, 2004, 09:27 PM   #144
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My first short is available at http://weeklydv.com/short.php?id=125
<-- wow. That's a great short film.
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Old January 18th, 2004, 11:00 PM   #145
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Synching audio and video

Ok lets say i want to slow down my footage via velocity envelope to 50%...how do i go about synching the audio to that speed as well? Thanks!
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Old January 19th, 2004, 03:05 AM   #146
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hit control and drag the audio for a time stretch :)
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Old January 19th, 2004, 03:28 AM   #147
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What about feathering the edges of the "eyepieces" so they appear slightly out of focus.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 06:59 AM   #148
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Thank you so much!

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Old January 19th, 2004, 08:19 AM   #149
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You would need to do that in photoshop. Just use varying shades of gray.
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Old January 19th, 2004, 08:21 AM   #150
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You cannot control the speed of audio with a velocity envelope. So, your options are:

1) Use CTRL-Drag to change the speed of the clip
2) Adjust the audio in an external program (such as sound forge)
3) Split the clip at relevant points and only adjust the speed of the sub-clips (assuming you can adjust the audio in some other method).
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