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Old April 18th, 2006, 11:46 AM   #1231
 
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The CineForm codec is in VMS, but you don't have access to the capture tool. that comes from CineForm only.
There is a 2 week trial, I'd give it a go. It'll definitely encode faster, but not likely at 5:1.
And yes, it will function just fine with VMS.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #1232
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Very annoying

I am so annoyed (to put it nicely) with all of these copyright protection schemes! There has got to be a better way.

Thanks for the reply,

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Old April 18th, 2006, 02:57 PM   #1233
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Hard drive space allocation

I just finished installing and formatting a 2nd hard drive.
I want to use one now as a primary capture and storage drive (preferably the new one, as it is larger).

My question is, between XP, Vegas, captured AVI files, and all associated media… what is the best way to split things up?

*Where should my render files and dvd output (video_ts, etc) go?

*Whereas the avi video’s I am capturing consist of a few large files, I have many small files (such as images and music) which I use consistently in various projects. Where should they go, ideally?

I desire the most efficient workflow possible, but please keep in mind I am very new to all of this. Thanks!

EDIT: Also... as far as getting the most out of these things... is there any user advice I should know concerning excess heat or overuse? I can't really afford to have something die right off the bat.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 05:29 PM   #1234
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Vegas Special F/X Plugins

Do they exist? If so where? I am a real wet behind the ears newbie in the advanced editing world. I know how to edit, but I never did special fx. Light say a light saber, or fire from hands. Here are my tools:

Vegas 6
Dvd Arch 3
Lightwave 9
Vue 5 Infinite
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Old April 18th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #1235
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Well I just added laser electrical charges out of a robots claws using a photoshop file by drawing the charges. Then using the keyframe and cropping matched them to the Robot - flipped them, etc. Basically, I animated this myself and then added sound efx.

You can all go to www.detonationfilms.com to get some DV footage of explosions, etc some filmed in front of a nice blue sky which makes chroma keying very easy. These look good too. Other samples are against black bg's.

If all else fails, google.
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Old April 18th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #1236
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Thank again John,

Great suggestions.

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Old April 18th, 2006, 11:40 PM   #1237
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I'm also wanting audio to work with the 16x9 post....is there anything I need to do with that??
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Old April 19th, 2006, 12:08 AM   #1238
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16x9 widescreen

I've done everything I can to get my image to be widescreen. I'm using the XL1S camera with the guides only..not in 16x9 mode.... I want to crop in post to 16x9 - I followed the directions according to the Vegas Movie Studio + DVD by Douglas Spotted Eagle and John Rofrano, but I must be doing something wrong - I'm getting a 4x6 image with a black border on the left and right of the image. I've checked everything that is suspose to be checked....what am I doing wrong?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 12:36 AM   #1239
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Trust me, u dont wnat to post the same question (reworded) in different forums. Its not very polite and it bogs up the site. For you, it may even cause further confusion coz ur tryin to kep tabs on 2 posts as opposed to one..

to answer your question

1) create a widescreen project
2)Import your masked 4:3 footage
3) click the PanCrop tab ON THE CLIP ITSELF (not track)
4) select teh 16:9 preset
5) Voila

there is no need to change any aspect ratios, vegas will do this for youoh and to answer the question from you other post, the balc bars will only appear on a 4:3 tv, so long as u render out as 16:9 and make sure u check the box that says "stretch to fill frame, do not letterbox"

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Old April 19th, 2006, 08:10 AM   #1240
 
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Right click, choose Pan/Crop (there is also an icon) and choose "Match Output Aspect Settings" and that'll do it for you.
Audio doesn't care about the image aspect.

As Peter mentioned, please do not cross-post.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #1241
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I apologize for the double posting, but there were two different Vegas forums I found or I thought I found and that is the only reason I did so - wasn't sure which one to post in. I'm new to this forum, so bear with me, please. Thanks for your information guys. I think I know what you were talking about - it was a little over the top to the newbie - but I'll give it a try.

So you're saying that it will always be in 4x3 after I burn a dvd, unless I show it on a widescreen television?? Why wouldn't it still show on a 4x3 television with the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:11 AM   #1242
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I apologize for the double posting, but there were two different Vegas forums I found or I thought I found and that is the only reason I did so - wasn't sure which one to post in.
The short answer is: If the question is related to HDV, post in the HDV Vegas forum. Otherwise use this one. However, if you post in one of them, simply don't post the same question in the other one.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #1243
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vegas 6 update?

I downloaded the file and when i try to run it, it says my system has not been updated and will not install it completely. Has anyone else had this problem? I use vegas 6+dvd
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #1244
 
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You might not have gotten a clean download. That happens sometimes. If you have a slow webconnection, you might consider trying to download again, but using a download manager.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #1245
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If you have a slow webconnection, you might consider trying to download again, but using a download manager.
. .and this is a most excellent one . .I use it and it is zippppy fast!

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/

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