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Old June 25th, 2004, 08:40 AM   #2041
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Dylan, the best resource you will find is the PDFs on Sony's site. Find someone else who can download and print them for you.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 10:24 AM   #2042
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"I find it simpler to just render both sections and start a "final" project using the rendered segments."

i thought of that. but i don't have enough available disk space at the moment.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 06:27 PM   #2043
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You could check-out the sticky posts in the Panasonic DVX100 / DVC80 Assistant forum, but like Edward said, the Sony pdf file is the best resource - it tells you exactly how to do what you want.

I'd copy and paste it, but it's not allowed by the pdf.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 07:10 PM   #2044
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Thats cool. Thanks guys. I'm shooting all weekend, then Monday I'll be formatting this computer and reinstalling so it works properly again. I'll get the .pdf then.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 07:53 PM   #2045
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Credit roll

Maybe it's just me, but I think that the Vegas titler is very limitating for credit roll. The three types of item is not enough to really do what I want.

So what do you do, you, long time vegas users, to do your credit roll? Are you using a plugin, a third party software? a slow pan / crop over a long jpeg contaning all your credits?

I need your opinions on the best way to do.

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Old June 25th, 2004, 09:07 PM   #2046
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Vegas and other dvd programs

Hey folks;

Anybody used another dvd creation program with Vegas? I know I could upgrade to Vegas + dvd but the price is out of my range right now. I have seen a few programs that let you create a dvd in the $30 range and was thinking of this as a "till-I-can-afford-to-do-better" solution.

I don't need a lot of bells and whistles as it is just for program consideration submissions (no mass sales/distribution or anything like that) and archival purposes which is why the above mentioned programs seem so attractive in terms of price as compared to the Vegas upgrade right now.

If you have, which program worked best and if not, why not.

Thanks
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Old June 25th, 2004, 10:25 PM   #2047
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All of the above work fine. Which do YOU like best? And do you want to spend any money?
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Old June 25th, 2004, 10:26 PM   #2048
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Any of them should work fine. Either feed them an AVI or MPEG2 file from Vegas and they should work well.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:41 PM   #2049
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Hi Edward,

Yes, I could think about spending some money if it could enhance my work.

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All of the above work fine.
I am not aware of any plugin or third party software to do this kind of work. Can you point me to some of these?

And I am unable to acheive a result as sharp as the vegas text when using the pan and crop over a jpeg. Perhaps I am missing something.
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Old June 26th, 2004, 04:25 AM   #2050
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Dylan: keep in mind that you must have one of the later 4.0
versions for 24p support if I remember correctly. Something like
the .b or .c release at the least. The latest was the .e which
is the one with Sony on it instead of Sonic Foundry.
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Old June 26th, 2004, 05:21 AM   #2051
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Do **NOT** pan over a JPEG! Use a lossless file format like PSD,
BMP or uncompressed TIFF for example. JPEG is a lossy compression
that adds another layer of degredation you don't want. This is
plain JPEG I'm talking about. JPEG2000 might not have this issue
if exported properly. But just use another lossless format to make
sure you don't loose any quality there.

Now if the source is coming from a digital camera (ie, a photo)
then keep it in jpeg form (unless you also have RAW) since that
is your original. No need to convert that since it can't get any
better due to another file format.

Just use a lossless format for generated media like text or 3D
animations and effects etc.
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Old June 26th, 2004, 06:04 AM   #2052
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Text and Placement Tool

I use the the Placement Tool in plain old "Sample Text" in the Sony Text Media Generator .. I use the X and Y coord in conjunction with the keyframer .. excellent! I've done HUGE credit rolls, all types of fonts . . and it works AND it is quality . .. Grazie
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Old June 26th, 2004, 07:27 AM   #2053
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Remember that Vegas 5 came with a light version of Boris. For even more power, you can upgrade to the full version of Grafitti or Red. You also have options such as Bluff Titler and Ulead Cool 3D. There are actually quite a few options available. However, as Grazie said, I usually just use the placement tab in the Generated Media.
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Old June 26th, 2004, 09:05 AM   #2054
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Rob, Graham, Edward,

Thank you very much. I should be able to do something better now.
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Old June 26th, 2004, 03:36 PM   #2055
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I just ordered the new version of vegas, how is the lite version of borris?
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