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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:43 PM   #1
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slow mo in vegas

Could someone please tell me where to find the slow motion effect in sony vegas. I can't find anything in effects or anywhere in the program. What am I missing? I've already read some info about other programs that are used for slow mo that work better than vegas. Is this true?
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #2
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Hi Lisa,

Right click on track <insert envelope

>Velocity Envelope

>Drag line down to desired %

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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:51 PM   #3
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Lisa,

To create a slomo in Vegas, place your clip on the timeline, hover the mouse over the right edge until you see the symbol shown in the Manual on page 35 as "Trim". Now press and hold the Ctrl key while you right-click and drag the event to make is shorter. You will see a squiggly mark through the center of the event indicating it has been altered. The whole procedure is in the Manual on page 125, including a discussion of Resampling to improve the quality of compressed video.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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Lisa,

To create a slomo in Vegas, place your clip on the timeline, hover the mouse over the right edge until you see the symbol shown in the Manual on page 35 as "Trim". Now press and hold the Ctrl key while you right-click and drag the event to make is shorter. You will see a squiggly mark through the center of the event indicating it has been altered. The whole procedure is in the Manual on page 125, including a discussion of Resampling to improve the quality of compressed video.
What? Really??? :)
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:58 PM   #5
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What? Really??? :)
Lorinda, Yeah I got that kinda backwards, didn't I. To create a slomo, Ctrl drag to the right and stretch the event. Sorry!
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #6
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Not at all, Patrick; the whole concept was news to me!! But is this one of those "more than one way around the barn" things? Because I get along with the velocity envelope method pretty well.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #7
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Also, its left click not right click on a standard right handed mouse.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:29 PM   #8
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Also, its left click not right click on a standard right handed mouse.
Matt, I guess I just hoarked the whole thing up. Hopefully, I've not scared Lisa enough to quit Vegas.

Lorinda, I never think about the Velocity Envelopes because I started with VegasVideo and it didn't have them, but it did have the technique I described (or tried to describe). Its the 'Law of Primacy' thing making me go back to the old way of doing things.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:34 PM   #9
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LOL! Sorry, Lisa! Patrick and I both mean well. We'll be more careful next time. :)

@ Patrick: I'm glad we had this little train wreck! I didn't know about that other method--it works like a charm. Thank you.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:48 PM   #10
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But is this one of those "more than one way around the barn" things? Because I get along with the velocity envelope method pretty well.
I've never been a fan of the velocity envelope method because it causes a looping of your track, and so you have to adjust the clip length just the same to prevent it from looping from the beginning. Its not an issue if you know the speed you are shooting for, but if you have to play with the speed alot, clicking once to change the envelope and then again to change the length can quickly become tedious. However, if you need to change speed mid-clip its the best (and maybe only) way.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #11
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I've never been a fan of the velocity envelope method ...
Matt, But you have to admit that its nice to have the option of different techniques!
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:55 PM   #12
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So either way, I can get it done, right? Patrick, I thought you meant "make it longer", but I was willing to try your way too. :)
Thank you both for the info. I'll try it out. So great to have "experts" at your fingertips. Vegas can be tricky, but I'm figuring it out.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 07:55 PM   #13
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Matt, But you have to admit that its nice to have the option of different techniques!
Certainly...every method has its own purpose. Like I said if you wanted to change speed mid clip there is almost no other way...as well as velocity envelopes being a good way to do reverse.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 08:20 PM   #14
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I can hear Edward Troxel muttering to himself, "I can't leave these people alone for five minutes!" :)
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Old July 24th, 2005, 08:29 PM   #15
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Naaa. But I HAVE written about it. Just look at the Beginner's Corner section of Vol 1 #9 of my newsletter.
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