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Old June 23rd, 2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hi, I have Vegas version 6 (old i know) and it frustrates the hell outta me that I can't seem to add a white soft edge border into my video, only a black one. Is there any free downloadable add-ons out there, or how does everyone else deal with this issue?
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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I though I was the only one still using version 6, glad to know there's a "club" ;-)

Once in a great while I need a soft edge white border so here's what I do. I place a track with a white generated media on it place a soft edge border on that then resize the upper track with the video slightly so show the white border. It has the look of a photograph that we used to get at a print processor.
You also can make a background template in your photo editing program (I use Photoshop) but most often the method I metioned above is quicker and does the job.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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Use the cookie cutter fx., unless your older version doesn't have it. Start with the square preset, change to a rectangle, and adjust as needed; you can size/feather the border to your heart's desire.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 06:22 PM   #4
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6 does have the Cookie Cutter and yep, I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder Jeff.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 08:12 PM   #5
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Awesome, thanks! I was beginning to waste too much time on this issue.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 10:45 PM   #6
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As you'll see you can make the border any color you choose; cookie cutter is a very flexible tool.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #7
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Another way to do this would be to add the BORDER effect to the event, set it to "Blurred" (which is what I assume you're doing to get the "black" border), and then add a white generated media on the track BELOW that clip. This will change the border to white.
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