VegasVideo - copying a single frame?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by RSWilson, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. RSWilson

    RSWilson Guest

    I'm obviously not searching for the right thing. In the help file,
    capture, frame and copy bring up a ton of stuff but I can't seem to
    find how to copy a single frame.

    I've found that it would be easiest to make a transition screen by
    copying a single frame, if I can, prolonging how long it runs and then
    fading it in and out. Everytime I select a small portion of the video
    in order to do this, though, when I stretch it out to lengthen how
    long it plays, I find I keep getting more than I thought no matter how
    careful I am <g>. So I'm obviously not copying a single frame.

    Thanks. Appreciate in advance any help re this.
    RSWilson, Sep 20, 2004
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  2. RSWilson

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    There are 2 different ways of doing this.

    One is the frreeze frame method you're loooking for. Position the cursor at
    the frame you want to freeze. Set your preview window is set to "Best
    (Full) to capture the maximum resolution. Click the "Save Snapshot to File"
    icon (top right corner of the preview window - looks like a floppy disc).
    Choose the format (png preferred), image name and location to save the file.
    When you're done, it'll automatically pop up in the Media Pool.

    The other method is to use a Velocity envelope (what Vegas calls "Speed").
    Select the video track. Right-click anywhere and select "Insert/Remove
    Envelope > Velocity". This should insert a green line through the entire
    video track. Place the cursor on the frame you want to freeze and
    double-click the line. Go back one frame and repeat. Now go back to the
    original point. Right-click the box and select "Set To" and enter a value
    of "0%". What you've just done, over the course of 1 frame, is a speed drop
    of 100% to 0% - result? Instant freeze frame. If/when you want the speed
    to resume, repeat the above process except this time select "Set to Normal
    BTW, this is on pp. 139-141 of the Vegas 5 manual (or pp. 123-125 of the
    Vegas 4 manual).

    Mike Kujbida, Sep 20, 2004
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