Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

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Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Chaobunny12 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:45 pm

Okay, I'm not even entirely sure how this problem happened, but for some reason Sony Vegas is now displaying all my clips with a blue tint to them. It's as if one of the screen resolution colors wasn't working, only the colors on my monitor are working fine, and the clips play fine outside Vegas. But something is clearly very wrong, and I can't figure it out. It's not just in the preview window either, it's on the timeline and it renders them that way. None of the clips have effects applied to them.

All I think of was that I did reinstall my codecs this morning because I was having other problems, but I don't see how that would make only Vegas make my files have odd colors. o__O

Video files are .avi compressed with HuffyUV, if it helps, though I think this is a problem with Vegas....

Help please. :(
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby AimoAio » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:22 pm

You didn't by chance apply the effect to the layer by accident?

And a screenshot would be helpful :)
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Chaobunny12 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:42 pm

There's definitely no effect on the layer. It's either a codec or Vegas related problem.

At this rate, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling my codecs like 5 times, so I might try reinstalling Vegas. -_-
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby AimoAio » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:59 pm

There's a little grid symbol above the preview window, make sure you haven't got "Blue" selected as that also adds a blue tint to the footage.

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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Chaobunny12 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:25 pm

That's not it; nothing is selected.

Here's a screenshot:
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby AimoAio » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:07 am

Strange....tried using lagarith instead and see if that gives the blue tint aswell?
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Nya-chan Production » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:21 pm

Try dragging some effect over PREVIEW window - it should open whole project effect dialogue, check if there isn't something.

Btw, your Aspect Ratio is wrong, unless you plan to flag the video afterwards ;x
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Chaobunny12 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:03 pm

I fixed the problem, it was a codec issue.

What's the correct AR for Ouran? I'm really bad with aspect ratios. xD Also, the video will have multiple anime with different ARs so I'll make it the right AR after I finish the AMV I guess.
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Nya-chan Production » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:00 am

The correct way would be flag it afterwards, but it's too much hassle, so...

It should almost ALWAYS (there are exceptions, like the Animatrix and few others in wider AR) be 16:9 (640x360, 848x480, 1280x720) or 4:3 (640x480, 1024x768). 16:9 is a standard for newer series, 4:3 you can find in older ones. If in doubt, it's always the best to check some resource - for me, AniDB works the best (and honestly, I don't remember any other site that lists aspect ratios of anime)
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Cannonaire » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:08 pm

Judging by your video size in Vegas, I'm assuming you ripped DVDs. When you use your indexer, it should tell you the aspect ratio of the footage (hit f5 to preview in DGIndex or DVD2AVI, it will tell you in the box that comes up).
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Chaobunny12 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:03 pm

Cannonaire wrote:Judging by your video size in Vegas, I'm assuming you ripped DVDs. When you use your indexer, it should tell you the aspect ratio of the footage (hit f5 to preview in DGIndex or DVD2AVI, it will tell you in the box that comes up).


Yeah. Thanks guys, I'm still pretty bad at AR stuff, so for all my video clips I ripped before recently I never resized to set them to the correct AR. And thanks for the website, Nya-chan, that will be helpful when I don't have my DVD cases in front of me. =3
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Re: Really bizarre problem--all clips in Vegas are tinted blue

Postby Cannonaire » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:49 pm

It's probably a bad idea to try to fix aspect ratios after the video is done if you're mixing sources with different ARs. The problem here is that some content will look stretched and some will look squeezed, but you can't fix it easily once it's all one video. A common practice is to first decide whether you want the final video to be widescreen or 4:3 (most commonly 848x480 and 640x480 respectively) then crop all of one type to fit the other. A third option which most often doesn't look very good at all is to letterbox one type of source to fit the other, but that would mean black bars blinking in and out whenever the anime switches.

In any case, with mixed ARs you will want to resize your footage before making your video.
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