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Old June 21st, 2006, 03:28 PM   #1966
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the safe-areas feature doesn't automatically keep your overlay within bounds, does it?.... or is it as simple as staying within the red lines under the "placement" tab in generated media?

... and if so, that's great that it tells you the safe area, but is there a way to ensure that all of the screen will be viewable on any tv?

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Old June 21st, 2006, 04:24 PM   #1967
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It's not automatic. YOU have to keep things inside the safe area.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:19 AM   #1968
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I also would like to see something along these lines so that there is a better picture of what is covered. Although books are great, I also like having a dvd guide that is well made. I believe there are 3 out there (probably more), including Douglas's contribution.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 10:05 AM   #1969
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Gray Footage Correction

Sorry....this post should have been on the Vegas DV forum. Sorry. I moved it.

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:20 AM   #1970
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Grey Footage

Hi folks,
Just shot some agriculture scenes....hot and humid during the shoot. My footage has some nasty gray casts in the background. I need to "blue up" the backgrounds but retain the overall green of the growing crops. Can I do this with the color corrector? And for future reference, would a UV filter or polarizer help defeat the effects of the heat and humidity my video?

Oops..almost forgot. I started playing with the color corrector on one clip. When I dragged the filter onto the clip, a small square appeared in the preview window. Is that to help determine what the filter is doing and will it go away on rendering.

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 11:51 AM   #1971
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Hey Adam.....THANK YOU!
I shot some footage yesterday that needs to be flipped and I was a little concerned about the "pan/crop" thing....
Again, thanks for helping all of us out.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:29 PM   #1972
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Way to change 30 fps to 24?

What does the option in Preferences that indicates 23.976 do?
Does it change the frame rate of the video?
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 12:56 PM   #1973
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David,

The "low" color wheel/circle I believe works best on backgrounds or darker areas. Mid = midtones/blues-greens, high = reds, yellows, brighter areas. You may also try a "complimentary color" selection against the grey. If you need to correct a specific area in your video event, try the "secondary" color corrector and use the "select effect range" eyedropper to draw a box where you selectively want to correct. Don't know about the small square on your preview though. Hope this helps. Paul
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:15 PM   #1974
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Sony Announces Two New Certification Programs For Vegas Software

Sony Announces Two New Certification Programs For Vegas Software
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:19 PM   #1975
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Paul,
Thanks for the info...I'll give it a try. The "secondary" color correction would seem to be the most desirable, if I can isolate the area in the square/rectangle.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:27 PM   #1976
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Small square: It may be the video preview setting. Click the half-moon icon to stop that (in the video preview window).

2- If the secondary color corrector doesn't quite work, you can combine it with bezier masking (vegas 6 feature).

Duplicate the clip onto itself.
Apply bezier masking to the top clip.
Apply secondary CC to the top clip.
In the videoFX window, click the little triangle in the bottom left for pre/post.

3- The UV filter won't help you out. Not sure what effect the polarizer will have... I suspect it won't do anything.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 01:36 PM   #1977
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That's what I really like about this board....knowledgeble folks willing to share with those in need of assistance.
Thanks alot, Glenn.

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Old June 22nd, 2006, 02:34 PM   #1978
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Sound Sync?

Hello again.
My first project has finished shooting and it's time to edit. I have the tapes caputered to the HD using Connect HD, and I have my sound files in .wav form on the same HD. Now it's time to merge the two. Is there an easier way than opening a new vegas session, adding the sound files, and then rendering in the cineform intermediary? Seems like a long process and if there's a quicker way, I'd love to take it.

Thanks.

BTW, I tried using DVRack with the HD power pak and it kept locking the laptop up (Dell Inspiron 5150-P4-512 RAM). I gave up after the first couple of takes. Moving on to the DR-HD100 and seeing how that works.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 03:40 PM   #1979
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Heath, there may be no real need to render again if your clips are already in Cineform DI. Lock the synched audio to the video on the timeline and you're ready to edit. (highlight the events and press "L")

At least as far as timeline editing goes. (I do a lot of timeline editing!)

If you're looking for small clips in a bin; you could render, then bring the merged file through the trimmer and create some subclips.

You could set up regions on the timeline and use the batch render script of your keepers.

You could highlight the video and sound events, make a selection, right-click and pull down to "create subclip". This will create separate audio and video subclips, but the numbering will match and if you drop them on the timeline at the cursor or snap them to a marker they will re-sync.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 04:51 PM   #1980
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There's a white paper on the Sony site at http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/dow...p2.asp?DID=511 titled "24p and Panasonic AG-DVX100 and AJ-SDX900 in Vegas and DVD Architect" that makes for good reading on this feature.
David Jimerson from this group has an excellent tutorial called "24p Basics: A Vegas Tutorial Video" at http://www.david-jimerson.com/Vegas24pBasics.zip

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