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Old January 19th, 2004, 11:44 PM   #166
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Old January 20th, 2004, 08:37 AM   #167
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Right click on the audio event and change the default so that the pitch changes with lenght. By default it's set to maintain pitch.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 12:52 PM   #168
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I would love to see in Vegas 5 the option of creating our "own shapes" in cookie cutter instead of the presets.....
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Old January 20th, 2004, 01:27 PM   #169
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or at least the ability to vary the shape other than size and position.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 01:38 PM   #170
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Old January 20th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #171
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Softspot in Vegas?

I just started playing with the Chromakey in Vegas 4.0+DVD.

Is there a softspot filter? By that I mean center of the screen staying sharp, but going outwards (from the center) the picture gets softer and softer. This will be a great filter for weddings.

I did a search and can't find anything.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 05:05 PM   #172
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Try the propertional filters under Radial Blur. That should do a lot
like what you want. Otherwise there might be a way by duplicating
your footage to a second track, blurring that footage and merging
the two with a circle alpha picture that changes from fully transparent
in the inner section to fully opaque in the outer rings. This should
be possible to draw with most paint programs.

But see if that filter does your thing. I got some good results
by using the Strong Proportional one and then changing the
strength parameter.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 09:09 PM   #173
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Hey THANKS.

Proportional radial blurr works! The keyword there is "proportional". I had tried it w/o it.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 10:43 PM   #174
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you could duplicate the clip so it's on Video track 1 and 2 ( perfect alignment ) ..

SOLO video track 1 - apply a cookie cutter to the top track ..use either circle or oval on side - adjust size of oval to your liking ... use the feather to soften the edges .. turn OFF SOLO

on track 2 apply gasuuian blur or whatever blur slightly/heavy ...
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Old January 20th, 2004, 10:44 PM   #175
 
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You can also use a cookie cutter with lots of feather, depending on what's beneath, a gradient with a parent or simple blur to the edge if you want to have blacked edges like a lot of wedding vids seem to have, plus myriad other methods of accomplishing this. Problem often is in Vegas, is that there are so darn many ways to do most things.
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Old January 20th, 2004, 10:48 PM   #176
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if you use the chroma key FX on the white ( of white/black mask) then you can use the BLUR to soften the edges to your liking .. so it is adjustable RT VS. having to take mask back into photoshop to adjust soft edges ...
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Old January 21st, 2004, 10:02 AM   #177
 
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YOu can also use 2 cookie cutters on a generated background to create the bino-mask, or a single with repeat set to 2, turned horizontally. The feathering will create the blur you want, or you could simply drop the blur on as suggested in another post.
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Old January 21st, 2004, 10:53 AM   #178
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Not seeing the problem there, Spot. :) I find it entertaining on threads like these seeing how many different ways people do something. Of course, occationally I hits me like a brick that I didn't need to do something the hard way. I just didn't see the cool shortcut.
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Old January 21st, 2004, 01:24 PM   #179
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"The 99 page manual is more of a "quick start guide"."

But not, it would seem, a quick fade out guide. :-)
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Old January 21st, 2004, 01:26 PM   #180
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Tors, very good . . .
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