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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:35 PM   #826
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Highlite clip-right click-menu "reverse"- that'll do ya'

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:36 PM   #827
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Seems that the DV AVI render does make a very good file for import into a new project - I think my problems have gone away.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:40 PM   #828
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Poor image from a bad JPG - what can I do?

I've got a particular JPG image in a project that's not playing well on a DVD player/TV.

It is a JPG cut from a poor AVI file - so it already looks like a very poor resolution image. I only have the JPG file at this point - AVI is gone.

On the final DVD it flickers - the brighter parts of the image move back and forth.

Is there some kind of effect I can place on this image to change this? I'm open to anything, since it looks so bad right now.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 07:11 PM   #829
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Then ad a velocity envelope for a speedier reverse playback.

I don't know about the bad tracking lines, though. That's an effect that is kind of less relevent or realistic these days.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 08:32 PM   #830
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Try deinterlacing the image in your paint program.
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Old October 2nd, 2005, 09:36 PM   #831
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How do I tell?

It is Vegas Movie studio 4.0

Any sugestions on what I can do?

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 09:48 PM   #832
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Open the image in your image editor.
Adjust levels to compress the darks, mids and whites.
Filter for video safe colors.
De-interlace the clip (still) in your nle.
If it still looks like sh*t, let it go. A compressed frame grab from a poor avi now lossly saved from your image editor ... yeeks ...
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 09:36 AM   #833
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It is my understanding that VMS does not allow custom templates. You can upgrade to Vegas senior or some folks like TMPEGenc.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 04:15 PM   #834
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Free or DIY Lower Thirds for Vegas?

I need a basic "Lower Thirds" overlay to use in Vegas, but have no money to spend. I'm willing to go the DIY route or just use some free or open source lower thirds that are out there in Net land. Any suggestions for me (don't suggest paying for anything, as I already know about those options, I'm looking for cheap/free solutions).

If I go the DIY approach, what's the best way to go? Can I generate it from entirely within Vegas? Of should I create some sort of alpha-channel image in photoshop and bring that into Vegas? Looking for simple and easy method.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions...
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 06:00 PM   #835
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Thanks for heading me down this path...

I found that if I right-clicked into the properties of the CLIP in Vegas, there was an option for "reduce interlace flicker" - and it worked great - right in Vegas.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 06:24 PM   #836
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You can create an alpha channel avi or, if it's simple, you can create a seperate project and then bring it in as a nested project when needed.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 07:04 PM   #837
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One of my newsletters has an article about how to build lower-thirds in Vegas.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 07:05 PM   #838
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You can certainly do it all from within Vegas. The Lower Thirds that are in the GrafPaks that come with Ultimate S2 were all done with Vegas Generated media and few PNG files.

For a DIY lower third, I would start with Generated Media, Color Gradient, and use the Rectangle setting. Or use a Noise Texture with a Pan/Crop Bezier mask to limit its shape. Donít forget to feather the edges of the mask if you want a nice soft look. You can even use the Bezier mask with the color gradient or any other generated media.

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Old October 3rd, 2005, 10:20 PM   #839
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Strange that no one has answered this yet. It seems like a question someone would have had a quick answer to.
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Old October 3rd, 2005, 11:04 PM   #840
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I'm not sure, but I bet it works like this...

The nested event probably works exactly like if you had rendered the embedded project according to that project's properties. So, if you delaced the original, then embedded it into the second project and delaced again, that in fact it would delace twice. So, if you started with 60i, then made the project 24p, then nested that veg into a new project with 60i settings, I bet you're video will go from 60i to 24p to 60i.

Like I said, not sure, but I can't image it working any other way because of the incredible amount of different things that could be happening when nesting...
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