Hot Sony Vegas How-Tos

How To: Find missing windows & panels in Sony Vegas

In this tutorial, we learn how to find missing windows and panels in Sony Vegas. When you are in Sony Vegas, you will want to look in the middle for several lines that have "X's" in them. Now, place the mouse on the side of these and drag out the windows that you see, and you will be able to drag out the panels you have been looking for. After this, change the view of your page so you can always see the panels you need to on this software. Next your windows will be where the other x's are, an...

How To: Chroma key or green screen in Sony Vegas Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to digitally replace backgrounds with Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Sony Vegas Pro. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use the dynamic RAM preview feature in Sony Vegas

One of the most common problems with any video editing software is the preview lag- a result of high quality video slamming your CPU. There is a great fix in Sony's Vegas editing software to allow previews to run full-frame with a slight tweak called the dynamic RAM preview feature. This is especially useful if you don't have a brand new computer with maxed-out RAM and video card. Double-click the clip (or drag for a series of clips) that you would like to preview and select which quality you...

How To: Solve pan and crop problem in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

This video is all about pan and crop in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. There are two video clips and the top clip is to be put into the other clip as in this case. First of all select the pan and crop button and the pan and crop window appears on the screen. From the window that appears, select the zoom option and then change the zoom so that more of the screen can be seen. Make sure that the preview window is shown in the side. It is useful to change the size of the event pan and crop. Sometimes t...

How To: Create a time lapse in Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to use Sony Vegas to compress hours of footage into the space of a few seconds. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Edit and split clips in Sony Vegas

Sony Vegas is a cool new video editing program. In this tutorial, you will learn some simple editing techniques in Sony Vegas. You will learn to detach the sound from your movie clip, as well as how to split your movie to remove any unwanted footage. You will learn how to merge both clips and use the fade in and fade out tool to create a smooth transition.

How To: Fix brightness & contrast problems in Sony Vegas Pro 8

This clip presents a general introduction to the Sony Vegas Pro 8 brightness and contrast filter. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Free space on your HD by deleting Vegas' temp folders

This clip presents an overview of how to delete files in the Sony Vegas temporary folders, freeing up space on your hard drive. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use volume envelopes in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use volume envelopes in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. Begin by importing the audio track into the time line. Then right-click on the audio control panel, go to Insert/Remove Envelope and select Volume. This will place a purple line through the audio track. Users are able to control the volume by moving the line up or down to increase or decrease the volume. Users are also able to select certain points by creating starting and ending points in the audio ...

How To: Use the Sony Vegas interface for beginners

Software manufacterers always advise you to read the instruction manual first before attempting to do anything on a new program. But who has the time to obsess over ever little boring detail in a 300-page tome when just playing around the controls on your own gets you attuned to the program immediately?

How To: Do video overlay in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

You can overlay your videos in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. First drag the picture of TV set in the timeline and drag it to the whole timeline and then place your video above it as showing in the video. Now click on the pan/crop icon and select the picture of TV set. Now resize your window and set your video in the TV set as showing in the video. Now you can play your video but it pops up as the video plays so to fade in your video, you just need to do is to drag the corner of your video as showi...

How To: Create and edit credit rolls in Sony Vegas Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to create and apply credit rolls to your movies in Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Sony Vegas Pro. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Add background images to a credit roll in Sony Vegas

See how to add an image to your opening or closing credits with Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Sony Vegas Pro. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Speed up or slow down a video clip in Sony Vegas Pro

In this video, you'll learn how to perform simple time manipulations in Sony Vegas Pro. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a text fly-by sequence in Sony Vegas Pro

Learn how to create a simple fly-by text title sequence Sony Vegas Pro! Whether you're new to Sony's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: Render HD widescreen in Sony Vegas and Movie Studio

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to render high definition videos in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. Begin by clicking on File and select Render As. Then select the file type. Now click on Custom. In the Audio tab, set the mode as CBR, format as Windows Media Audio 9.2 and attributed to 128 k-bps. In the Video tab, set the mode as Bit Rate (Peak), format as Windows Media Video 9 and image size as High Definition (1280x720). Now save the template. This video will benefit those viewers who en...

How To: Import video from your camera directly into Sony Vegas

Learn how to use Sony Vegas video editor to directly import video data from your camera. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Capture HV30/HV20 HD video in Sony Vegas

In this tutorial, we learn how to capture HV30/HV20 HD video in Sony Vegas with Bill Meyers. First, go to "file" then "capture video" if nothing is happening, you can fix this. Go to "options" then "preferences". Now, click on the video tab and if you are uploading in high definition, you will need to un-click the box that says "use external video capture application". When finished, click on "apply" and you should be able to capture live video. Instead of seeing the blank screen when you cli...

How To: Resize images and video in Sony Vegas

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to re-size an image or video in Sony Vegas. Begin by opening the image or video that you want to re-size in Sony Vegas and drag it into the time line. Then click on Event/Pan Crop on the right side of the clip in the time line. Now re-size/rotate the video/image by dragging in and out. Finish by simply closing the window. This video will benefit those viewers who create videos using Sony Vegas and would like to learn how to make their video image smal...

How To: Make a freeze frame in Sony Vegas

How to Make Anything demonstrates how to make a freeze frame in Sony Vegas. You can go to the preview window and click on save snapshot to file. The program will then create a jpeg which you can lay into your video to create a freeze frame. You can also use Vegas' velocity envelopes to create a freeze frame. First, zoom into your video in the timeline so that you see each individual frame. Make sure that quantize to frames is toggled in the options menu. Then, hit S to split the video. Right ...

How To: Create slow-motion or fast-motion videos in Sony Vegas

Interested in creating a slow- or fast-motion effect in Sony Vegas? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create and apply velocity envelopes in Sony Vegas

In this clip, learn how to use velocity envelopes to control the speed of your clips in Sony Vegas. Whether you're new to Sony's popular non-linear video editor or a seasoned professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.

How To: Create a simple typewriter effect in Sony Vegas Pro

In this quick Vegas-user's guide, you'll learn how to create a typewriter effect. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Reverse video and audio in Sony Vegas

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reverse video direction in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by importing the video clip(s) and/or audio into the time line. Then right-click on the clip and select Reverse. To reverse the audio, right-click on the track and select Reverse. To undo the video or track, right-click it and select Reverse once again. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy editing and creating videos, and would like t...

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