Problem managing clips in Vegas 7

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by geronimo, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. geronimo

    geronimo Guest

    I am making a travel video that might be an hour long. I am 3/4 of the
    way done assembling clips on the timeline. Problem is that there are
    way too many clips to remember which ones have been put into the
    timeline already. It would be great if there was a way to mark which
    clips have been used/incorporated into video, but in the media manager
    list, I don't see a way to mark them--- like a check box, highlight or
    something. So I am spending a great deal of time scrubbing the
    timleline back and forth to search to see if the clip is already in
    the timeline or not. Is there some solution within the program, so I
    don't have to write down a list? perhaps separate USED/UNUSED media
    manager directories?
    geronimo, Sep 22, 2007
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  2. geronimo

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    There are two ways to see this information.
    One is to switch to the "Detailed View" in the Project Media tab.
    "Use Count" is the second tab and will tell you how many times each
    event has been used.
    The second is to bring up the "Edit Details" window (View - Edit Details).
    Select "Events" in the "Show" box and you'll see an event-by-event
    listing of everything on the timeline including usage count, start and
    end times, etc.

    Mike Kujbida, Sep 22, 2007
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  3. Mike, you're a real asset to this newsgroup for Vegas users (not that
    the others aren't as well). Not only have you answered my sometimes
    obscure questions, but your intimate knowledge of the software is a real
    eye opener for us beginners and intermediate users.

    Thanks for the time you gracefully give here.

    I'm curious to know, do you use mostly Vegas as your NLE software? Which
    is your editor of choice?

    Jacques E. Bouchard, Sep 22, 2007
  4. geronimo

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Thanks very much for the compliments Jacques :)
    I've been using Vegas since it was an audio-only app at version 1.0 and
    have stayed with it over the years.
    Originally I was using it as an audio sweetening tool to compliment the
    dpsVelocity I was using as it's audio features were very limited.
    When I switched jobs about 4 years ago, the community college I now work
    for was using Vegas for the students.
    I've stayed with it over the years and am now trying to learn Vegas Pro
    8, especially the titler.
    I've never had the opportunity to use either Premiere or FCP as I find
    that Vegas does what I need it to do with very little fuss.
    It's also an excellent app for students not familiar with NLEs.
    I can get them up and running on the basics with as little as 4 hours of
    I hang around most (if not all) of the various Vegas forums and do what
    I can to help out people who are struggling with it.
    They have been numerous times that I've had problems doing certain
    things and have found members of the Vegas community to be very willing
    to share their knowledge.

    Mike Kujbida, Sep 22, 2007
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