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Old June 3rd, 2006, 06:13 AM   #1756
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Try using the "Match Output Aspect" setting in the Pan/Crop window instead.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 07:59 AM   #1757
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Another option may be the "Stretch to Fill Frame" option on the "Render As" screen.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 04:32 PM   #1758
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Aaargh - why is this happening - borders

I don't understand this.

I have 3 video clips on separate tracks one on top of another. I've tried to add the Sony Border (Blurred) to the even on track 1. But it's not working properly. It's giving me a sort of transparent-ish border with the lower layers showing through. It doesn't matter whether I do this at the clip level or the track level. If I SOLO track 1 - or mute the others - it all works fine. I've checked the opacity of track 1 and its set to 100%. No track motion or pan/crop.

There are NO effects on the lower tracks/events or media. No compositing - nothing.

Help!

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Old June 3rd, 2006, 04:37 PM   #1759
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That's the way it works -- it makes the edges transparent. Either have nothing below the clip, or put a black card under it.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 04:42 PM   #1760
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Oh my god - of course it does - and that explains how you'd get different coloured blurred borders doesn't it. We have a phrase in the UK - "What a Plonker" - that's me.

Thank you so much.

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Old June 3rd, 2006, 04:48 PM   #1761
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Any time a Vegas effect preset icon has a little checkerboard in it (though it's admittedly harder to see in the "Soft Edge" icon), it means it's putting in an alpha channel, a transparency.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 06:35 PM   #1762
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Try using the "Match Output Aspect" setting in the Pan/Crop window instead.
I don't see anything that looks quite like that. Don't suppose you can walk me through it?

Sorry, Edward, I tried the "Stretch to Fill Frame" to no effect.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 07:21 PM   #1763
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Did you try the stretch to fill frame in the pan/crop window?
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 07:24 PM   #1764
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I don't see anything ("Match Output Aspect" setting in the Pan/Crop window) that looks quite like that. Don't suppose you can walk me through it?
Put a clip on the timeline. Click the "Event Pan/Crop" button (small square button near the top right of the event). Now right click anywhere in this new window and select "Match Output Aspect". If you watch your clip (in the preview window), you should see it get slightly larger, eliminating the black borders. That's it.
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Old June 3rd, 2006, 08:49 PM   #1765
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Thanks for walking me through that, Mike--unfortunately it didn't change anything. As I said in the original post, in the preview, the clip looks as I want it, but when I choose Render As... it seems to ignore what's going on in the preview and does its own thing.

ETA: I tried adjusting the crop borders in the Event Pan/Crop window to close over the black borders, and this seems to have worked.

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Did you try the stretch to fill frame in the pan/crop window?
It says Yes by default.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #1766
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Track missing after Render

Hey all,

I am currently doing a wrestling DVD for a company, and I am having the following trouble.

I have on Track 1 and 2 the full match and audio

Then on tracks 3 5 and 7 I have the instant replay set up. I have that working fine and everything seems good on the preview window, but then when I render it out, it is missing out the first instant replay.

It just plays on as if the instant replay isn't even there, but when it comes to the next replay screen, one minute later it works like a charm.

Does anyone know why it would completely miss out something on a different track even when it shows up on the preview window and plays another replay on the same track fine ?

This is probably hard to understand, so if anyone needs anything explained further I'll clarify on it

Thanks in advance

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Old June 4th, 2006, 04:40 AM   #1767
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fading multiple tracks as one

Well - I must say I'm having a load of fun editing my first wedding video using Vegas - and the help I'm getting from this board is fantastic. But sometimes it's the simpler things that I struggle with...

I've made quite a nice picture wall using event pan/crop and track motion - I have 12 tracks stacked on top of each other. I now want to fade out the entire wall, not each individual clip. The only way I've worked out how to do this is to put a black solid as the top event starting opaque and use keyframes to decrease the opacity at the end. I probably can't see the wood for the trees - is there an easier way?

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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #1768
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That's what I do - except I assume you meant to say: the solid black starts transparent and increases to opaque?
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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #1769
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I sure did mean that. See - intensive editing puddles your brain!

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Old June 4th, 2006, 06:30 AM   #1770
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Ian, there are two "Fade In-Out Cursor" scripts on the VASST site at http://www.vasst.com/search.aspx?tex...n-Out%20Cursor that should do what you want. Make sure to do a CTRL-A (select all) before running the script.
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