vegas 4 guru out there?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by kay & wand, Jan 23, 2004.

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    kay & wand Guest

    am more than happy with vegas 4, even though i still haven't figured out how
    to chop up a clip into saveable smaller sections...

    I would like some advice regarding the following:

    a. The possibility of using two monitors with vegas? It doesn't appear that
    the interface is very manipulable?

    b. Is it possible to lock tracks? Ie, I have a master shot onto which I am
    laying various cutaway etc. And I don't want any possibility of user error!
    Destroying, deleting, or generally messing up the shot. I would also like to
    be able to lock individual tracks to this master shot?

    c. At present, due to the above problem, am only using vegas to create
    insert segments. My program is 50 minutes long and i don't feel confident
    that I wont run into problems with vegas?

    Other than that, and more than happy,

    thanks in advance,

    kay & wand, Jan 23, 2004
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Not to dismiss the very helpful folks here but I strongly recommend
    searching and/or posting to a Vegas-specific forum.
    I use both the DMN forum at and
    Creative Cow at
    and find the forum hosts very knowledgeable and helpful.
    You'll need to register for both but it's quick and painless.

    Mike Kujbida, Jan 23, 2004
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    Steve King Guest

    I am not an advanced user, but I use two monitors and find that I can place
    the various components of the interface wherever I want them on my two
    monitors with almost unlimited flexibility. You do know that the preview
    window, the clip library window, and all the others are "undockable" and can
    be moved on the screen at will?

    Steve King
    Steve King, Jan 23, 2004
  4. am more than happy with vegas 4, even though i still haven't figured out how

    You can drag out a "time region" above the ruler and then render with the
    "time region only" box checked in the render window. Zoom in to make it easier
    (mouse wheel). Or use the keyboard shortcuts
    ( Shift with R or L arrow, add the ALT key to move cursor by frames).

    Yep. Drag full interface over or left click drag on thin strip on the left
    side of dockable windows.

    You can't lock a track, but you can lock events. Right click the first event
    of a track and "select events to end". Right click any of the selected events
    and lock via "switches".

    Know that you can run multiple instances of Vegas, render, then combine into
    amaster project. In time you'll learn to do most stuff in just one project.

    Craig H.
    HighPeaksVideo, Jan 24, 2004
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    kay & wand Guest

    thanks to all of you, you know who i'm talking about.... (sound like an
    awards night....)

    anyway, thanks - am now chopping clips with time region and then rendering,
    needs space, but it works.

    have singed onto forums,

    and only just discover floating menus - duh!

    and all this after 35 years in the business......
    kay & wand, Jan 24, 2004
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    Steve King Guest

    Isn't it fun to be in a business, where you think you finally know what's
    up, only to find out every day that the horizon is still just as far away
    as it was yesterday.

    Steve King
    Steve King, Jan 24, 2004
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    kay & wand Guest

    and that your sea anchor is always pulling you instead of restraing you. i
    think i never grew out of the little boy who would always want to do his
    homework in fountain pen. there's an art to presentation that you just keep
    having to keep up with....
    kay & wand, Jan 24, 2004
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    Bob M. Guest

    Heh heh... I'm 25 years into professional photography and just starting with
    digivideo and Vegas. As happy as a kid in a candy store and full of wonder.
    I too just discovered floating windows.

    At my age it's great to be excited all over again.

    bob M.
    Bob M., Jan 24, 2004
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    david.mccall Guest

    The funniest part, is that a lot of us oldies (~50 and up) get mistaken for
    new to the business kids. Everything changes, so there is a lot we need to
    just as there is a lot that we know that is rapidly becoming useless.

    david.mccall, Jan 24, 2004
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    rqo Guest

    Beware the viagra plug-in. I've been told it's hard to use :)

    rqo, Jan 25, 2004
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    david.mccall Guest

    Hmmm, wouldn't it be best to use it hard?

    david.mccall, Jan 25, 2004
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