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Old August 8th, 2005, 12:42 PM   #286
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Or, you can crop it in pan/crop but don't stretch to fill output frame.
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The script needs Vegas 6 (or better, Vegas 6.0b) in order to run. It won't work in Vegas 5.0x.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 03:28 PM   #288
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Hi Ed ,


I will keep it for when I upgrade then ;)

Thank you for your time.

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Old August 8th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #289
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And easy as can be, Vegas uses Photoshop format images, so a simple transparent multilayered image in Photoshop will show up as such in Vegas.

And for the little motions, the mini-animations, use the pan/crop. Like for sliding a picture in from the side or something.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #290
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Edward, I was interested in this myself. Is there any occasion after the video has been captured to DV that going to uncompressed would be a benefit?
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Old August 8th, 2005, 07:42 PM   #291
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Text with transparent background?

I want to create text with a transparent background in After Effects and import into Vegas to be layered over a video track. Can I do this? If so (and for those who work in both programs), how does one export with transparent background in After Effects -- and how do I use that text in Vegas. That is, once I import into Vegas, is there any other step(s)?

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Old August 8th, 2005, 07:59 PM   #292
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James,

Why do it in AE, just do it in Vegas. See pages 246-247 in the Vegas User Manual and see if one of those effects isn't what you are looking for.
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In AE, render to uncompressed AVI with Alpha Channel. Import that into Vegas. If the alpha channel is not working, right-click the event, choose Properties, and adjust the alpha channel settings.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:06 PM   #294
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Thanks patrick for the reply --

I can do more in after effects with text. Version 6.5 has some pretty cool text effects (not to mention plugs) and I'd like to use them in vegas...

Anyone?
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If everything you're using is DV, none that I can think of.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #296
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O.K. So the short answer is to just minimize the number of renders. Maybe capture -> 24fps conversion -> colour correction, etc. -> final render...

Or would one do all of the colour correction and editing together, fades and all, then render with the 24fps conversion? If one wanted 24 frames.

But wait...wouldn't working in uncompressed mean you could render as many times as you wanted without degredation?
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What kind of effects specifically? I'd like to see if there are ways to do them in Vegas. Just as a comparison.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:24 PM   #298
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Edward –

Thanks – you’ve been a great help yet again!

I was already exporting with the alpha channel (from AE), but I didn’t know that I had to adjust the event under its ‘properties.’ Success! ‘Premultiplied’ seems to look best for straight text – sound about right?

BTY -- have used your Excalibur plugin for business events editing and love it. Great plugin. I need to upgrade to the latest version though when I get a chance!

Thanks again --
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Success! ‘Premultiplied’ seems to look best for straight text – sound about right?
Good to hear. Yes that sounds about right. Sometimes I get better results with Premultiplied Dirty, though.


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BTW -- have used your Excalibur plugin for business events editing and love it. Great plugin. I need to upgrade to the latest version though when I get a chance!
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Old August 8th, 2005, 08:53 PM   #300
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Ok, here is a simpler question:

CCing with uncompressed footage will look no better then CCing with DV footage when both originated as DV anyway?
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