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Old October 19th, 2004, 05:24 PM   #1171
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Announcement: The Vegas 5 Companion DVD set now av

I am very pleased to announce the release of my new Vegas instructional DVD set, The Vegas 5 Companion. It is 9 hours of in-depth Vegas instruction.

The Vegas 5 Companion not only covers the basics such as manipulating media on the timeline, but has demonstrations of different uses for various features. For example, I show you seven different ways to use Bezier Masking.

The 5-Disc set has over 200 chapter stops which are cataloged in an index so you can quickly find what topics you need to learn or review.

Disc 1

Brief Overview
Tape Capture
Tabs:
Explorer
Media Pool
Edit Details
Trimmer
Transitions
Video FX
Media Generators

Disc 2

The Vegas Interface in depth

Saving Configurations
Customizing Keyboard
Time Selections
Working with Media
Keyboard Shortcuts
Trimming, Split Edits, Slip, Slide,
Takes
Ripple Modes
Subclips

Disc 3

Envelopes
Keyframes
Working with 3D

Disc 4

Pan/Crop tools
Bezier Masking and applications
Audio
Channels
Busses
External Surface Control
Audio FX
Automated Envelopes
Surround Sound
Recording
Pitch Shifting

Disc 5

Using Scripts
Multi-Camera Editing
Color Correction
Color Isolation techniques
Printing to Tape
Network Rendering

Pricing: 5-Disc set $145. Special Introductory Price $99.
Discs are also available separately.

Please go to http://www.VegasTrainingAndTools.com for details.

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Old October 19th, 2004, 06:48 PM   #1172
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Congratulations, Gary. I KNOW you've put a lot of work into this set.
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Old October 19th, 2004, 07:49 PM   #1173
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typewriter text effect

I am trying to create a text effect in which the text appears to be typed onto the screen one letter at a time. Is there a simple way of accomplishing this in Vegas (version 5)?
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Old October 19th, 2004, 08:48 PM   #1174
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Hello,

I know in after effects 6.5, that is one of the new animations presets.. But if you do not have After Effects.. I guess you could use a Bezier Mask.. You could add the text on top of your footage, and move the Bezier Mask to Reveal a letter at a time like it is being typed on.. Of course sound effects will sell this greatly.. try www.findsounds.com and search on typewriter or keyboard and you will find and be able to download the sounds, that you can import into Vegas..

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Old October 19th, 2004, 09:33 PM   #1175
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Thanks, Edward. I am going to take a nap now :-0

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Old October 19th, 2004, 09:41 PM   #1176
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Using the batch render script in V5

Can anybody give me some pointers on using the batch render script that ships with Vegas 5? When I run the script it just allows me to choose how I want the output rendered (altough it appends a different name to the end of the file I render). I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to queue up several videos to be rendered overnight.

Thanks in advance!
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Old October 19th, 2004, 10:08 PM   #1178
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You may want to look at a different script then. A couple that come to mind are the Veggie Toolkit and Batch Render Pro
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Old October 19th, 2004, 10:13 PM   #1179
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There's several VEG files available that demonstrate this task. Take a look at the VASST site and I'm sure you could find one there.

There's actually several ways to do this but most require a lot of manual keyframes.

A couple of ways:

1) use a linear wipe to just let the letters gradually appear (real easy to do)

2) Add the letters in the text box one at a time at different keyframe points. (would require one keyframe per letter)
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Old October 20th, 2004, 12:41 AM   #1180
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Network rendering will cue up sequential projects.

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Old October 20th, 2004, 03:59 AM   #1181
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Sony HDR-FX1 and 24fps

Does anyone know how feasible it would be to use convert the Mpeg 1080i output of the new HDR-FX1 to 24fps?

Edward's RC3 script works so well, is there any reason that the HDR-FX1's lack of a true progressive ccds should be an issue?

Just a thought:

HDR-FX1 + Vegas 5 (6?) plus RC3 HD script = poor man's Cinealta?

This potentially sounds like the biggest paradigm shift in independent filmaking since the advent of minidv.

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Old October 20th, 2004, 05:49 AM   #1182
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1.5) make different alpha channel maps in your favorite paint program to make letters appear

2.5) make a new generated media with an extra letter from the previous one
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Old October 20th, 2004, 08:50 AM   #1183
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3) Use Boris Graffiti LTD (which comes free with Vegas 5) which has a preset for making the letters appear one at a time. Other programs are available as well which also do this such as BluffTitler, Cool 3D, etc...

However, this method requires using a separate program, rendering, and then bringing that back into Vegas.
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Old October 20th, 2004, 10:18 AM   #1184
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<<<-- Originally posted by Gary Kleiner : Network rendering will cue up sequential projects.

I know - but the other machines on my network don't have the guts to do reasonable renders (at least I don't think they do - 800 MHz Celerons, 256M RAM, 20 Gig disks - student machines for my daughters homework).

My work profile is that I edit for 2-3 hours in the evening after I get home from the job that is actually paying the bills. I generally cut my projects into several pieces of 8-15 minutes each. I edit and render these separately and then glue them back together in one final cut. Each evening I wind up with anywhere from 1 - 5 of these chunks (I refer to them as my "reels"). I'd like to queue them up to render overnight and even through the next day (although they generally take 1-2 hours each to render).

When I saw the batch render in the script menu of Vegas 5 I thought I was all set. But...
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Old October 20th, 2004, 10:35 AM   #1185
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Network rendering will also work on a SINGLE machine!
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