The Idiots Guide to Vegas

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Postby Willen » Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:13 am

Kionon wrote:A white flash is REALLY easy. Just place a white bmp file on the time line and do a cross dissolve to next scene. This should work in most modern editing suites, and probably even WMM.

WMM has a built-in fade-to-white. You just need to adjust the timing to get the effect you desire. Although a white (and even a black) .BMP is probably good to have and use regardless.
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Postby Cross/Zero Blues » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:11 pm

I miss Vegas so much... I still have my Vegas 6 Box... I wish it ran on OS X Final Cut Pro is just... not Vegas lol.

Great guide here you are doing an excellent job.
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Postby Gepetto » Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:07 am

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Postby Krisqo » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:59 pm

I just have one question that I cannot find a difinitive answer to. Can Vegas use AVS files? I think I read somewhere that it can't but I want to be sure before I buy it. I hate dealing with clips.
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Postby Willen » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:57 pm

Krisqo wrote:I just have one question that I cannot find a difinitive answer to. Can Vegas use AVS files? I think I read somewhere that it can't but I want to be sure before I buy it. I hate dealing with clips.

As far as I know, no. You'll have to make fake AVIs with the AVS files and use those.
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Postby Jnzk » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:42 am

Krisqo wrote:Can Vegas use AVS files? I think I read somewhere that it can't but I want to be sure before I buy it. I hate dealing with clips.

Not directly, but there is a workaround:

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/v ... 251#760251
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Postby soulcalibur1234567890 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:35 am

I need some help with vegas and its probably pretty simple but I'm just learning how to use vegas.

When I drag my video into the track area and I play it I can't see my video in the preview box.

Someone please help.
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Postby Willen » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:17 am

soulcalibur1234567890 wrote:I need some help with vegas and its probably pretty simple but I'm just learning how to use vegas.

When I drag my video into the track area and I play it I can't see my video in the preview box.

Someone please help.

I assume you are trying to import a XviD AVI video file. Read this post: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/phpBB/v ... hp?t=70277

or convert the video/make clips into Huffyuv or Lagarith AVI files with VirtualDubMod instead.
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Postby soulcalibur1234567890 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:48 am

What program do I need to convert my video into an huffyuv avi?
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Postby Gepetto » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:00 pm

VirtualDub or VirtualDubMod. Of course, you also need to have the huffyuv codec installed, but I recommend you use Lagarith instead.
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Postby soulcalibur1234567890 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:34 pm

Thanks for the help earlier everyone but I seem to have another problem.

When I finish rendering my project and try to play it, all I see is a black screen, and it just shows a black screen for 7 minutes.(and my song isnt 7 minutes, its more like 4)

Got any ideas?
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Re: Man Im not meant for sony vegas!

Postby newbornankh » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:55 am

soulcalibur1234567890 wrote:Thanks for the help earlier everyone but I seem to have another problem.

When I finish rendering my project and try to play it, all I see is a black screen, and it just shows a black screen for 7 minutes.(and my song isnt 7 minutes, its more like 4)

Got any ideas?


you could try closing the program and trying to render again.

if that doesn't work then maybe it's the way you are compressing it.

oh and when you render the preview screen shows you what frame its on.
so if it doesn't start at 0 then there is somthing wrong.
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Postby Gepetto » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:23 am

The "black screen factor" i usually related to using videos compressed with MPEG-4 codecs (XviD and DivX) as source. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't and I really don't know how one can gain control over that (a similar error occurs when using MJPEG lossy in Premiere, where the preview window shows random frames from your project).

As for the video lasting seven minutes instead of four, try pulling back the work area bar until it only covers the part that you actually want to render.

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Postby soulcalibur1234567890 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:12 am

Thanks everyone!
I finally got everything to work.
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Postby Up In Flamez » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:23 am

hey have u guys ever have a message that comes up when u start vegas that says "Media Manager Failed Intialization"

i've had this problem recently and i tried reinstalling vegas but it still doesnt work.

does anyone kno how to solve it?
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