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Old July 23rd, 2006, 08:42 PM   #316
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Place a GENERATED MEDIA SOLID background (white) on a track BELOW the footage-I change the 255 to 235 to tone it down a bit but thats me.
Apply the chromakey FX to the clips or to the TRACK header, use the eyedropper on the color you want to eliminate and BINGO, its done, AS LONG AS; the background you are eliminating is evenly lit and doesn't have any shadows on it, otherwise it can be a bear to get rid of.

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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:21 PM   #317
 
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You can find several Vegas/keying tutorials at http://www.vasst.com/search.aspx?text=Chromakey

Use Levels, coupled with a black matte to create the Apple look. pretty easy, overall, particularly if you shot with that concept in mind.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 10:24 PM   #318
 
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Pixelan would be my fave overall, but there are a lot of plugins, some free and most purchased.
Here is a list of every Vegas plugin available, so far as I'm aware.

http://www.vasst.com/?v=training/Vegasplugsnew.htm
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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:09 AM   #319
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What about the shadows? Something tells me getting those to appear properly wont be so easy.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 07:44 AM   #320
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no video on render!!

the weirdest things have happened to me tonight.. I have been trying to dump a swf from swish as a uncompressed avi, which plays perfectly in WMP, but only plays the very first frame in vegas.. so...I used winavi to re-export my working avi again, put it in vegas..all works well UNTIL RENDER!
I render and everything is there except that particular avi, I re-dumped it again, and it seems anything I dump from winavi will not render in vegas(however, it plays in the preview window)...strangest thing!
I tried using other converters but the quality is just terrible..the best looking avi I have which looks fantastic is the orginal uncompressed avi from swish..even winavi knocked it down in quality,but I could live with it if I could get the thing to render from vegas.. anyone got a clue? I've exausted myself!
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Old July 24th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #321
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Broadcast settings question for music videos

I'm getting ready to start shooting some music videos, after shooting corporate for the last several years. Most of the corporate videos have been for internal use. The few that have been broadcast, I have given to corporate PR.

What should my render setting be for rendering a music video for broadcast? I will probably have to give it to a local conversion company to convert to Beta or Digibeta. I will ask them what is the best format but I don't think they will be able to tell me what are the best render settings for Vegas.

I know quite a few DViers shoot music videos for broadcast. Any suggestions, past experiences?

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4:2:2 uncompressed if you're going to DigiBeta. If they're an HD-only acceptance (many are now heading that way) then you'll need to consider HDCAM in the mix as well. but, if you're acquiring DV, then that takes you out of the HD game.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 11:26 AM   #323
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This is the directory I used, hope it helps: http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/partners/resellers.asp
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Old July 24th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #324
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What about for Beta?

And, are there other formats that I may be asked to supply?

What about 16:9 vs 4:3? Is 16:9 acceptable?
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Old July 24th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #325
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I notice the same thing with Sharpen. If the effect itself is checked off in your effects window, even if the value is 0, it will still apply some sharpening to the video. I just uncheck the effect if I don't want any at all, or remove the effect altogether.

Hope this is what you mean.
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Same answer. Digibeta, Beta SP, Beta SX...same answer.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #327
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Quote:
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Also, do all version of V5 support HDV? I have a JVCHD100.
HDV resolutions are supported with Vegas 5, but it does not come with an HD codec or capture tool. When 5 was current product, Sony recommended purchase of Cineform's ConnectHD to fill in the missing pieces. There are other capture tools; the Cineform codec has proven itself to be a top performer.

Vegas 6 is of course remarkably similar to 5, but includes a Sony capture app, and the Cineform codec. 6 is the current version.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #328
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Still clip disappearing!?

I am bringing still images into my project (over a still background image) and using the pan/crop tool to resize. When I move an image to the right (still in pan/crop) it starts disappearing behind the background image. If I keep moving to the right it will disappear entirely.

Assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Old July 24th, 2006, 08:51 PM   #329
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this happens to me all the time.. I have'nt figured out exactly how I get it to work.. I know that if I put it on the very top track, it will ussualy stop doing this, so it must have somthing to do with compositing.
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Open Pan/Crop, right-click the window, and choose "Match Output Aspect".
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