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Old February 23rd, 2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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Best spent money in NLE or on any book at all

In the NLE catagory for best money spent.

1. Getting Edward's tips and tricks spiral bound so I can refer to them constantly. Word for word the most valuable book I have.

2. Buying Douglas Spotted Eagle's book. Very well written and very well laid out. About the best I've seen in any manual.

Both men deserve a big thank you. It's obviously a labor of love for both gentlemen.

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Old February 23rd, 2004, 10:24 PM   #2
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Thanks for the kind words. They are much appreciated.
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Old February 23rd, 2004, 11:13 PM   #3
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Ditto! I have all Edward's newsletters in the same mondo notebook that I've placed the printed out Vegas manual in (I personally hate PDF versions of these things... I like reading curled up by the fire). And I agree that Douglas Spotted Eagle's book is a solid reference as well. But now what do I do with my shelves full of Avid references/books/manuals? ;-)
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Old February 24th, 2004, 05:40 AM   #4
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Have you also added this to your collection, Bryan?
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Old February 24th, 2004, 09:54 AM   #5
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That is a good addition, Rob. There's also many more good tutorials scattered around the web. Some are fairly easy to find - some more difficult. Here's a few more links to tutorial sites.

Sundance Media Group
Tutorials by Marty Hedler
BillyBoy Vegas Tutorials
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Old February 24th, 2004, 10:15 AM   #6
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As a matter of fact Rob ,yes I have.

The cost of binding pages and even laminating often used pages is minimal.

An aside:
I bought Vegas before Christmas and hadn't actual started to use it right away. The first project was rough and Edwards Tips N Tricks saved the day.

I finished the first project last week. The learning curve for vegas is steep and it's not intuitive like premiere but it sure is powerful.

Bottom line is , I could do the same project in less than a day once i got through the learning process.

Of course, Douglas's book arrived the day after i finished :)))
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Old February 24th, 2004, 12:17 PM   #7
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<<<-- The learning curve for vegas is steep and it's not intuitive like premiere but it sure is powerful.

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I felt the same thing about the learning curve in Vegas- but in all honestly the only thing that made it difficult was the fact I was coming from Premiere. If I had started out learning Vegas and not Premiere it would have been so much easier. I had to *unlearn* many things.
Lastly I have to completly disagree with you about it "not being intuitive like premiere". Once the workflow is learned it's the absolute other way around- Vegas is *much* more intuitive than Premiere. The concepts that were difficult to get used to at first make so much sense now- all the operations are quite logical. Premiere is the poison that made it difficult. lol
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Old February 24th, 2004, 12:32 PM   #8
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This is a bit off topic, but does anyone know of a good ACID 4.0 tutorial or tips area? I'll be incorporating ACID into my Vegas program, and I always need all the help I can get. :D
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Old February 24th, 2004, 12:51 PM   #9
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There's always the main Acid forum on the Sony site.
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Old February 24th, 2004, 05:43 PM   #10
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I knew there was an obvious solution out there. :D Thanks!
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Old February 25th, 2004, 12:26 PM   #11
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Vegas is easier to use once you learn it.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 01:35 PM   #12
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<<<-- Originally posted by Bryan Beasleigh : Vegas is easier to use once you learn it. -->>>

Couldn't that be said about everything?
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Old February 25th, 2004, 01:43 PM   #13
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Where can I find Edward's Tips and tricks. Sounds intersting.
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Old February 25th, 2004, 03:10 PM   #14
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Vegas Tips, Tricks, and Scripts
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Old March 1st, 2004, 02:01 PM   #15
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Stating the obvious

The vegas manual is very well written (use the search tool, Luke!). Also, the 24p white paper is a must for all the 24p shooters (mainly the DVX100/100A lucky bastards).

http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...p2.asp?DID=441

Oh, and one more thing. You have to USE the application.

Edit 2-3 one-minute projects and you'll get an understanding of what's what and more importantly, you'll know what you don't know. The Vegas Shortcuts PDF (link is on this page somewhere) contains a very brief workflow recommendation which is excellent.

But most importantly, create a few small, doable projects you feel passionate about and you'll get beyond the chaotic state of a new user who does not know where to begin and is trying to learn by reading Everything.

Have fun!

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