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Old March 13th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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I just got a copy of Vegas 6 to put on my laptop. Normally I edit with Liquid 6 and at work I use PPro 1.5. I've been a longtime user of Premiere and have been working with LE since v.5. My problem is I'm trying to understand the Vegas interface. Last night I was working on audio. So here is my question:
How do you put key frames in to adjust certain parts of an audio clip? In other NLEs all I have had to do is put in keyframes and then adjust audio up or down in precise areas. For the love of me I couldn't figure it out last night. I could control the volume of the entire track, but not an individual clip. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old March 13th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #2
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Hey David. Just letting you know that I've been Premiere user for years, and having same difficulties adjusting to the Vegas interface. I'm beginning to see the benefits and it will get better. I m going to learn from your post from one of the gurus here too.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #3
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Check this thread out for directions to go:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...ght=key+frames
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #4
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Right click on the audio track header....
Select INSERT/REMOVE ENVELOPE > VOLUME
On the blue line that just appeared you can right click and add points. Click on the points and push them up or down.

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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #5
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...How do you put key frames in to adjust certain parts of an audio clip?...
In vegas-speak, you want to first insert a volume envelope for that track (this is track level, not clip level), then, double click on the envelope (blue line) anywhere you want to create a point (perhaps equiv. to a key frame in liquid/Premiere?)
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #6
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Thanks guys-- helped me out....
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Old March 13th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #7
 
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When you upgrade to Vegas 7, you can draw those envelope points/keyframes in the audio with a paintbrush in realtime as well, or you can use any MIDI controlled HUI to control the volume controls with your fingers on a phyical knob.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #8
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Thanks guys, I'll give that a try. I thought I messed with the volume envelope and was able to make a couple of points, but somehow I brought down the level of the clip after it as well. I was trying to make a slow fade out of a particular clip. I like learning new software and I plan on putting it to good use. It seems to run pretty well so far on my Turion 64 laptop with 1 gig of ram. Thanks again.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #9
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When you're adding points to a volume curve, be sure to add TWO points at each end of the clip you want to adjust - the "inner" pair allows you to raise/lower the clip you're working on, and the "outer" pair ensures that you do NOT change the volume in the REST of the track unintentionally... Steve
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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #10
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Thanks. I ended up putting the other audio on another track, but what you are saying makes sense. It seems that it will help if I think of audio editing terms, like "split" instead of "cut" or "splice". It's nice to have a few different tools to your kit.
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