Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 15th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 221
Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

Been using Vegas since v4 and not once have I used the Group Track feature.
Until today that is. Very handy feature to manage tracks when the timeline starts to fill up.

Ctrl-click a number of tracks to select them, then right-click and choose Group tracks.
Selected tracks can now be collapsed/hidden and expanded . Very nice. Screenshot attached.
Attached Thumbnails
Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature-vegas_group_tracks.png  
__________________
Magnus Helander, Crossmediageek on G+
Magnus Helander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 09:38 AM   #2
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Windsor, ON Canada
Posts: 2,765
Re: Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

I used it on a recent project (12 or more tracks on top of one event) and it was definitely a welcome tool.
Mike Kujbida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 09:57 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 2,205
Re: Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

Agreed. Very useful feature for managing large numbers of tracks. Would be even more useful if there was also a 'group track FX' function, even if it was only to enable/disable all effects on tracks within the group rather than being able to add new effects to a group.

Multiple video busses. That would be nice . . . ;-)
Ian Stark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 10:07 AM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Windsor, ON Canada
Posts: 2,765
Re: Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian Stark View Post
Multiple video busses. That would be nice . . . ;-)
Great idea Ian!!
Maybe Sony will think so too.
Sony Creative Software - Support - Product Suggestion
Mike Kujbida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 10:11 AM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 2,205
Re: Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

Already done! Two years ago? Three? No harm in resubmitting I guess! Thanks Mike.
Ian Stark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #6
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Windsor, ON Canada
Posts: 2,765
Re: Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

I've been asking for a new titler for a lot longer and I'm still waiting :(
BTW, I don't consider the ProType titler to be anything even close to what we all want.
Mike Kujbida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 10:44 AM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,421
Re: Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

Re: the titler, the new titler is alleged by sony to be improved. I have never once used the current one, disliked it immensely from it's introduction. I hope the newer version if more of what we are looking for.
__________________
http://JeffHarperVideo.com
The horror of what I saw on the timeline cannot be described.
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 11:28 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 221
Conspiracy thread hijack

ProType is definitely alien to the Vegas environment. Tried to use it once. Incomprehensible.

Conspiracy theory on the missing EDL and any kind of useful import/export functionality (which does not make sense) , how about this;
Sony works closely with professional broadcast vendors (Avid, GrassValley, etc..) who provide editing systems and/or hardware.

Sony need pro vendors to support their latest codecs and cameras- else you can't work with the gear. So, Avid could say something like - 'You want *us* to spend time to implement support for *your* new product/codec XYXY in our systems and then handle all the initial bugs and related mess?" Sony goes "Yes please, you will sell mucho software, promise".,

Vendor says - "But your are competing with us with your own editing platform, we not make mucho dollar." Sony would then reply -"No no, we would never do that, Vegas will remain a enthusiasts choice and we will never enter pro broadcast with that product." Vendor says OK and drafts a change request for the software developers to support XYXY.

Makes sense?

m
__________________
Magnus Helander, Crossmediageek on G+
Magnus Helander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Maidstone, Kent, UK
Posts: 190
Re: Group Track feature - another hidden Vegas feature

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian Stark View Post
Would be even more useful if there was also a 'group track FX' function. Multiple video busses. That would be nice.
Agreed to both! (though adding FX to a track group would get around needing video busses in some circumstances so if I had to choose one, Group Track FX it would be)

Cheers
Dave
David Johns is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:15 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network