Warpwind wrote:I don't actually use vegas myself but the principle is the same for all editing software.
1. Go to any image editing software (mspaint will even do) make a image that is the same size as your video and make it all black then save it as a .bmp or anything really.
2. Import into your editing software. Drag onto video track above where you want it to be.
3. Adjust length of black image using cut or sliders etc. So that it's only a short duration.
4. Viola! You now have a black flash! Repeat as necessary for seizure inducing effects.
Note: you may be able to make the black image in vegas itself I think I recall someone mentioning that... I think it's under one of the menus as solid colour or something.
oh and there is no edit button in this forum anyway
CrackTheSky wrote:Using any basic image editor (i.e. Paint), make a bitmap (or GIF, or JPEG; since it's all going to be one color it doesn't matter) file the same dimensions as your video (probably 640x480 or 720x480) and fill it with black. Then, go to Vegas and import that file into your timeline (you can probably do this by using the Explorer tab at the bottom and navigating your way to the folder with the .bmp/.gif/.whatever file; I use Vegas 6.0 so I don't know if 5 has the same feature).
Once you have the image on the timeline, you should split the clip that you want to "flash" and shorten the .bmp image to one frame, then put it in where the drum hits. Repeat this step until there are enough black screens as there are drum beats; at the end your timeline should look something like this:
It takes a lot of trial-and-error to get it right.
CrackTheSky wrote:As for the preview, you should probably just drag a loop around that portion of the video (by clicking on the timeline and dragging; a blue box should appear - that's the loop) and go to File>Render As..., check "Render Loop Region Only" and click "Save". Then when it finishes click "Open" and you can watch it without Vegas's preview box being slow.
Warpwind wrote:What I do is listen frame by frame. It just sounds like static because you're only listening to a fraction of a second at a time but the drum beat will be louder compared to the rest of the static.
CrackTheSky wrote:When you put the song on the timeline, it should have said "Building Peaks" at the bottom while it was loading. I don't know why they're not showing up :/
And yeah, what Warpwind said. Grab the srcubber at the top of the timeline and drag it; you should hear the sound and you can control the rate at which you hear it. Dragging it slowly allows you to listen for specific beats, allowing for more accurate guesses.
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