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Old August 20th, 2003, 09:02 AM   #796
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Yes. The official Tsunami site is at http://www.jetdv.com/tsunami which provides a brief description of each tool, a video demonstration, and a buy link. There is also a review of Tsunami at http://www.fastforwardclub.com/Artic...ws/Tsunami.htm

Tsunami was officially released at the end of last week. The weekend was spent killing a few bugs in the purchasing system. Things seem to be working smoothly now.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 09:07 AM   #797
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Make sure your project is set to progressive and you output as
progressive. Also right-click on the clips and check to see they
are interpreted as progressive. Does that help?
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Old August 20th, 2003, 09:15 AM   #798
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That helps a lot. It didn't really hit me that I was rendering to an improper format until I responded to Glen the last time. I have a dedicated brain cell for pointing out my blatant mistakes, unfortunately, it's on cold medicine (rest assured that Iíll have a new excuse when Iím feeling better).

Thanks, and I will report back at least once more after I confirm that this was where I went wrong.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 09:24 AM   #799
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Did you re-install your Windows with the new hardware? Even
though it might work it might also have some corruption somewhere.
With such a major change you will want to re-install Windows.

Again, make SURE DMA is checked for your drives!
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Old August 20th, 2003, 11:21 AM   #800
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My "soften" technique is a little different. Duplicate the video onto 2 tracks, and set the top layer to "screen" (for the composition mode" and then add a small blur to the bottom layer, and then either take the brightness down to -10 or take the track level down until it's about exposed right, since setting it to screen makes it brighter. I also always apply color curves to the top, bump up the saturation on the bottom layer, and apply a lot more color correction stuff. I just rendered a 3 minute video last night, and it took about 3-4 hours to render (because I had so much color correction stuff on it) on my slow 1GHZ athlon with 512MB ram.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 01:56 PM   #801
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Excellent DVDA Tips

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Old August 20th, 2003, 04:04 PM   #802
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boosting audio

How do I boost the audio in Vegas? I have some dialogue scenes that are just a little too quiet and need to be made louder.

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Old August 20th, 2003, 04:21 PM   #803
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On the track header, slide the volume to the right.

On the track, right-click and add a volume envelope. Raise the envelope up.

On the master slider, slide the volume up.

Create a bus, route the track through that bus and raise the volume.

NOTE: You will also increase any background noises which you may have to try to reduce using other tools such as EQ and Compression.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 04:35 PM   #804
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The Volume envelope is great, not only can you just raise and lower the audio level, but just like any other envelopes in Vegas, you can add points and adjust them wherever...
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Old August 20th, 2003, 04:40 PM   #805
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I knew about hte volume enveloppe, and didn't think about it. I'm getting slower in my old age...

Anyway, after doing the volume enveloppe, it doesn't raise the volume high enough for what I need. Is it possible to make it louder than that? (even after turning up the volume on the track header too).

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Old August 20th, 2003, 05:52 PM   #806
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Highlight the audio portion you need to boost and right click-there is a menu with a number of options. One being to open your audio program or use a copy of the track in your audio program and one of my favorites is under the 'switches'-that is 'normalize' and of course the always popular 'apply non-real time event fx'-the 1st one in that list is amplitude modulation-you can make it pretty loud there, just watch the background noise.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 05:53 PM   #807
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Why don't you try exporting that clip as audio and then reimporting it. Then boost it again. After a certain point, though, you will lose quality, of course.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 05:59 PM   #808
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If the volume envelope doesnt do it, you don't need to export it and all that, just right click on the track on the left, and go down to FX/Automation envelopes > FX Automation, and then go over to track compresser, and check output gain, and hit ok, WHAM!
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Old August 21st, 2003, 01:15 AM   #809
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For dialogue (and for a lot of other stuff) I always use the graphic dynamics FX, usually one of the compression presets. Normalize will raise the level of everything, but with graphic dynamics you can hold back the parts that are loud already while you raise the level of what's below it, down to a certain adjustable point.
If noise does become a problem, add the FX twice and use a noise gate preset on the first instance.

If you want to be serious about audio, buy Noise Reduction from Sonic Foundry. First time I tried it I almost thought I was seeing a burning bush. Magical! I removed a dishwasher that was closer to the microphone than the person I wanted to hear.
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Old August 21st, 2003, 07:14 AM   #810
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Thanks for pointing that out, Edward!
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