HELP fix my messed up Vegas 4 project please

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Moi, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. Moi

    Moi Guest


    I could really use some help here.

    I've spent hours making a project consisting of several clips with an
    extra music track. The time taken was creating audio envelopes for the
    video audio and the soundtrack, so the music was quieter at important
    parts, and the video audio louder where required etc.

    This all was fine. I had some titles at the start and end too.

    THEN, I decided some transitions would be nice in between the scenes.
    While dragging the transisitions to make them longer in the timeline
    (the only way I know how to make them not be 'instant') I noticed the
    video preview stills in the timeline moving as I dragged the
    transition. This seemed to be OK, the transitions played as I wanted.

    But then on about the 4th, I noticed that the clip to the right of the
    transition had a few frames of the end of that clip at the beginning
    of it!!

    My efforts to undo this damage have been failures.

    Naturally, the .bak that vegas makes is no good as I like to save
    often 'in case'.

    So I have a couple of needs:

    number 1 and most important, how can I get rid of the transistions AND
    get my clips back to normal?
    (I can delete the transitions, but that leaves me with cross fades. I
    tried dragging the clips apart to fix that, but the end result was
    still not right)

    number 2, what is the CORRECT way to alter the time a transition acts
    over, WITHOUT messing up like I have???

    Moi, Jan 18, 2004
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  2. Moi

    ctrl-z Guest

    number 1 and most important, how can I get rid of the transistions AND

    Perhaps they've been stretched, and you have the 'repeat' option
    selected. Do you see a little carat mark on the clip? If so, drag
    until you restore the clip to it's original length.

    You slide the clips closer together. Usually drag the later one
    farther into the earlier one.

    This can get messy if you didn't plan for it. e.g. You have a cymbal
    crash synced at 1:00. You go back and add 10 seconds of transitions
    and now the video shows the cymbals at 0:50.
    ctrl-z, Jan 19, 2004
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