Vegas - what you see is not what you get

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I'm trying to find a way in Vegas where when I view a video using the
    "Video Preview in External Monitor" I can only see the video that's in
    the safe area.
    The video I'm working on his unwanted objects which are outside the
    safe area but when viewed on the computer monitor using the video
    preview in external mnitor option I can still see the unwanted
    objects.
    Is there an option in Vegas that will only show me the picture that's
    within the safe area when viewed as a preview on external monitor?

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Sep 21, 2011
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    Mike Kujbida Guest


    No there isn't.
    You can see them because they're still in your footage.
    The only way to get rid of them is to use Track Motion (or Pan/Crop if
    it's a specific clip) to zoom in on the original image.
    Be advised that either way you do it, the source footage (if it's SD to
    begin with) will be degraded because you're zooming in on it.
    The only way it won't be degraded is if your source footage was HD and
    you're rendering to SD as there's more to start with and you can get
    away with cropping it.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Sep 21, 2011
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Hi Mike.

    In my case I only need to zoom in a small amount to get past the
    objects that are on the left and right sides of the picture so there
    should not be too much loss in picture quality.

    I still can't understand the use of the safe area square if a rendered
    video still contains the objects that are outside the safe area range.

    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Sep 21, 2011
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    ushere Guest

    it shows you (roughly) what would be seen on a crt screen - given their
    overscanning.
     
    ushere, Sep 21, 2011
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  5. Brian

    mike Guest


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_area is a good place to start.

    Mike
     
    mike, Sep 21, 2011
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