Hot Sony Vegas How-Tos

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: Add a single effect to multiple clips in Sony Vegas

Learn how to apply a single effect across multiple video clips 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Use Sony Vegas' audio tools

First of all put your video on the timeline where you have a wave form representing your audio track control tools. If you right click on the audio tracks then you get a lot of options available to you. Click on the 'switches' then 'normalize' and this shall choose the highest peak and calibrate the whole audio to that peak. So if your audio is little low or it is too noisy then you can normalize it. Now click on 'channels' and then you have the option of picking left or the right channel. No...

How To: Remove audio, record voice over, unlock audio in Vegas

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove audio, record voice over, unlock audio in Vegas. First, load a video clip to the time line. Then, remove the audio by right clicking on the track and going to "group" and "remove from" Once you remove it, you can delete it and then add in new audio or a voice over. Just import media if you have an audio track you want to add into the time line. Drag and place it, just make sure it's not muted and play it. You can also record a voice over for the time l...

How To: Beat sync a song to a video sequence in Sony Vegas

Learn how to synchronize a song to a video sequence in Sony Vegas with MixMeister BPM Analyzer! 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: Pixelate or blur people's faces in Sony Vegas

In this video tutorial, Mad Cow Moo shows you how to do blurs on footage in Sony Vegas. Looking on the time line for a break in the audio, place the cursor at this point and hit s on the keyboard to split the video into segments Go to the time line to the final frame you want and point the cursor here, creating a highlight, and hit the s key again. Right click on the audio, select group from the drop down and choose, "Remove From". Right click the video track on the left top corresponding to ...

How To: Replace audio in a video clip in Sony Vegas

You can replace the audio in Sony Vegas. To do this first delete the audio which you want to remove by selecting it on the right side and press delete. Now go to the website like findsound.com and download the sound and then import it to the Sony Vegas and drag it to the layers. If your sound file has some blank space you can delete it by just selecting it and press delete. Now drag the audio to the begining of the video. Now you can play the video and hear the sound is better than before. No...

How To: Keyframe in Sony Vegas

This two part tutorial covers all the basics of learning how to keyframe in Sony Vegas. More advanced techniques are covered in Montagical's other tutorials, but if you're new to Sony Vegas, this will be the place to start.

How To: Color correct in Sony Vegas

In this podcast tutorial Randall Bennett and Adam Nielson look at Sony's Vegas, Color Correcting and insight into some expensive storage and how much Randall hates P2 cards (he really does.) Stay tuned and learn how to color correct in Sony Vegas, amongst other things.

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: 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: 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: Create green screen effects in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

In this clip, you'll learn how to digitally replace backgrounds with chromakeying in Sony Vegas. 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 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: Make your Sony Vegas video look like film

For various reasons — ranging from lens type to the frame rate to the storage medium —, footage shot with a camcorder doesn't really look anything like what one would see in a Hollywood film. However, with a little bit of work and a touch of post-production, you can make your consumera camera footage look a lot more like a commerically shot project.

How To: Show file names in the Sony Vegas timeline

Use this simple tip to automatically show file names of all elements in your project's timeline. 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 motion blur effect in Sony Vegas

Learn how to create a simple, manual motion blur effect in Sony Vegas! 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: 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: 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: Create a widescreen letterbox effect in Sony Vegas Pro

In this tutorial, you'll see how to create a widescreen letterbox effect, removing and company logos or TV icons which appear at the bottom of the screen. This technique also comes in handy to remove any unwanted element or to zoom in on a particular object. 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. F...

How To: Add audio to a video clip in Sony Vegas Pro

In this Vegas user's guide, you'll learn how to add external audio to a video clip. 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.

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