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Glen Elliott November 3rd, 2004 12:58 PM

Anyone share V5 "effects packages"?
 
I ask because I see forums that share VEG files. I have a few effects I created who's results I'm quite happy with and find myself going back to use them on several projects. I felt something like this might be of interest to share.

I've even taken some time to re-create some effects in the Magic Bullet palette to an uncanny resemblance. Benefit is much MUCH less render time yet it yeilds the same visual effect.

Graham Bernard November 3rd, 2004 01:06 PM

Glen . . I'm a bit confused with what you are exactly offering? Veggies are indeed shared . . you know the sites?

Grazie

Glen Elliott November 3rd, 2004 01:27 PM

I know there are places that share Veggies but what about the actuall effects package? Or is the VEG file the format in which people choose to share effects as well. Then the user could go in there and define the effect as an effects package?

Edward Troxel November 3rd, 2004 01:32 PM

Effects of that nature are often shared via VEG files as well. If you've created a "package" consisting of multiple effects/presets, you would have to give precise instructions to re-create them.

You might look at the Preset Manager and see if it will export them. Those files could then be imported by someone else.

Graham Bernard November 3rd, 2004 03:53 PM

I've yet to see anything other than Audio Presets appearing in Preset Manager - I'd like to see how this is achieved?

G

Glen Elliott November 3rd, 2004 04:08 PM

<<<-- Originally posted by Edward Troxel : Effects of that nature are often shared via VEG files as well. If you've created a "package" consisting of multiple effects/presets, you would have to give precise instructions to re-create them.

You might look at the Preset Manager and see if it will export them. Those files could then be imported by someone else. -->>>

That's exactly what I was talking about- there has to be a file that I can export that others can simply drop them in the effects packages folder and navigate to from within Vegas.

Similar to how you can with custom actions in Photoshop.

Here- let me go snoop around in the Vegas Directory and see what I can find.



UPDATE:
Check out.... Sony> Vegas 5.0> FX Packages

In there you'll see whatever FX packages you saved. Oddly enough they reside in folders with really long names in brackets (example: "{EB1CF-245Y-TUEV3-.....}")

The one I use all the time that I created actually has two files in the directory- both the same name...one with the extension of ".sfg" and the other ".sfv" Any ideas?

Graham Bernard November 3rd, 2004 04:27 PM

Glen, go snoop around Preset Manager too! We should call you Sherlock - G

Glen Elliott November 3rd, 2004 04:38 PM

Well maybe the "Vegas Oracle" Trox might fill us in on what "sfg" and "sfv" files are?!

Edward Troxel November 3rd, 2004 09:39 PM

The biggest problem with trying to do everything manually is that there are often registry keys that must also be transferred.

I don't have the preset manager installed. I HAVE heard about problems with it seeing everything (from Grazie AND Others). I'm wondering if it has problems seeing Vegas 4 presets but can see Vegas 5 presets OK??? Guess I really need to install it and check it out!

Given your knowledge of what presets are on your system, YOU should be able to cross reference them to the file extensions???

Maybe... sfg "G"enerated Media Preset? sfv "V"ideo FX preset?

Graham Bernard November 4th, 2004 12:45 AM

. . and why, Glen and Edward, is this so darn difficult? Audio Presets ARE in Preset Manager . . where's the Video stuff too?

Grazie

Glen Elliott November 4th, 2004 10:44 AM

I'm feeling out of the loop- what is the "preset manager"?

A separate install? Huh? I was just looking at the Vegas directories from within windows explorer.

Graham Bernard November 4th, 2004 10:53 AM

"I'm feeling out of the loop" . . not any more .. . middle of the Utilities List . . nice list . . hmmm yum yum . .

http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...p1.asp?catid=3


G

Edward Troxel November 4th, 2004 10:53 AM

Take a look here, Glen:

http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...p2.asp?DID=471

Graham Bernard November 4th, 2004 10:55 AM

Hah ! Beat yah Edward!

Glen Elliott November 4th, 2004 10:58 AM

Thank you...both.

Hmmm doesn't seem to have any "info" about it. Takes you right to the download. Either of you care to fill me in?


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