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Postby Anime Addict DBZ » Sat May 27, 2006 9:50 am

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! i like your totorial it was very informitable and p2njJJ didn't explain it 20 times! :x !!!!!!!!!!! anyway thanks for making this :) oh and 2 must now DIE :twisted: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Ladymercury » Tue May 30, 2006 12:32 am

Anime Addict DBZ wrote:grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! i like your totorial it was very informitable and p2njJJ didn't explain it 20 times! :x !!!!!!!!!!! anyway thanks for making this :) oh and 2 must now DIE :twisted: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MUHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!


... you're welcome (?)

Section IX: Double The Footage = Double the Fun

So now I'm gonna teach you more special tricks... this is how to perform double footage, aka, having two different scenes playing at the same time.

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As you can see, I have some double footage, screenage, w/e. Let's see how I did that...

First, layer the footage you're using. What I did is that I had the footage I'm using for the 'top' on the first layer and the bottom footage on the second. It doesn't make a difference but I do it for 'that's bottom and that's top so it's easier to remember' sake.

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This is another pan/crop deal so open your pan crop options in your first footage

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and second

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Then you go in and you mess with the settings I circled. X and Y axis is its position on the video.

THE SOURCE MUST BE THE WAY THAT I HAVE IT or it will NOT WORK.
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Postby chronicdevil » Tue May 30, 2006 9:15 am

Ladymercury wrote::) Your welcome.


Section VIII: READ

DO NOT USE XVID/DIVX FILES IN VEGAS VIDEO OR ANY VIDEO EDITING PROGRAM.

You will, in a 99.9% chance, HAVE A PLAYBACK ISSUE. So, instead, either re-encode the file in something over that xvid/divx or NOT USE THE FILE AT ALL.

:)

Thanks for this great guide, I've learnt a lot from it. But I have a question: How do you know if a file is a divx/xvid file? And if it is, how and what do you encode it to?
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Postby Ladymercury » Tue May 30, 2006 9:20 am

chronicdevil wrote:
Ladymercury wrote::) Your welcome.


Section VIII: READ

DO NOT USE XVID/DIVX FILES IN VEGAS VIDEO OR ANY VIDEO EDITING PROGRAM.

You will, in a 99.9% chance, HAVE A PLAYBACK ISSUE. So, instead, either re-encode the file in something over that xvid/divx or NOT USE THE FILE AT ALL.

:)

Thanks for this great guide, I've learnt a lot from it. But I have a question: How do you know if a file is a divx/xvid file? And if it is, how and what do you encode it to?


You're very welcome :)

Actually, in your media pool tab, in the top right hand corner it lists the video's codec. It'll say " video codec: divx/audio codec: mp4 " etc. I know in Vegas 4 it says that. Usually, though, you can find out a codec by the way the program responds to the footage. Almost instantanously Vegas will fag out the footage by making blocky if its divx/xvid. You can also find out the codec if you play it in like winamp and load the properties.
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Postby chronicdevil » Tue May 30, 2006 9:34 am

Ladymercury wrote:You're very welcome :)

Actually, in your media pool tab, in the top right hand corner it lists the video's codec. It'll say " video codec: divx/audio codec: mp4 " etc. I know in Vegas 4 it says that. Usually, though, you can find out a codec by the way the program responds to the footage. Almost instantanously Vegas will fag out the footage by making blocky if its divx/xvid. You can also find out the codec if you play it in like winamp and load the properties.

Thanks, I was wondering why one of my AMVs had blocky parts in it. Is there a quick and easy way to change a file from divx to something that works in Vegas?
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Postby Ladymercury » Tue May 30, 2006 9:36 am

chronicdevil wrote:
Ladymercury wrote:You're very welcome :)

Actually, in your media pool tab, in the top right hand corner it lists the video's codec. It'll say " video codec: divx/audio codec: mp4 " etc. I know in Vegas 4 it says that. Usually, though, you can find out a codec by the way the program responds to the footage. Almost instantanously Vegas will fag out the footage by making blocky if its divx/xvid. You can also find out the codec if you play it in like winamp and load the properties.

Thanks, I was wondering why one of my AMVs had blocky parts in it. Is there a quick and easy way to change a file from divx to something that works in Vegas?


What I usually do is open the divx file in VirtualDub and re-encode it into something different :)
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Postby Ladymercury » Tue May 30, 2006 9:37 am

Ladymercury wrote:
chronicdevil wrote:
Ladymercury wrote:You're very welcome :)

Actually, in your media pool tab, in the top right hand corner it lists the video's codec. It'll say " video codec: divx/audio codec: mp4 " etc. I know in Vegas 4 it says that. Usually, though, you can find out a codec by the way the program responds to the footage. Almost instantanously Vegas will fag out the footage by making blocky if its divx/xvid. You can also find out the codec if you play it in like winamp and load the properties.

Thanks, I was wondering why one of my AMVs had blocky parts in it. Is there a quick and easy way to change a file from divx to something that works in Vegas?


What I usually do is open the divx file in VirtualDub and re-encode it into something different :)


Though, I may warn you that some depression in the quality of footage may happen.
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Postby chronicdevil » Tue May 30, 2006 9:50 am

Ladymercury wrote:Though, I may warn you that some depression in the quality of footage may happen.

That can't be worse than having blocky parts... :)
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Postby Ladymercury » Tue May 30, 2006 10:06 am

chronicdevil wrote:
Ladymercury wrote:Though, I may warn you that some depression in the quality of footage may happen.

That can't be worse than having blocky parts... :)


Very true :)
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Postby Ladymercury » Wed May 31, 2006 9:07 am

HEY HEY HEY

I complied the tutorial into a website form: http://vegas.aoi-tori.org/

Go ahead, browse. Look at how pretty it is. :) Hopefully it'll get listed on the org! :o
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Postby Shadow Blade » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:22 am

I have a question, what will be the best encoding for a DiVX\Xvid that I can encode an entire episode with. Huffy will take 20GB from my PC so are there any other options?
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Postby uchihaclan13 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:58 pm

Is the best codec to re-encode divx/Xivd files huffyuv? Or is there a better one to encode it in Virtualdub? Also is there a difference between Virtualdub and VirtualDubMod?
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Postby Kariudo » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:19 am

to help out (mainly because I'm bored and have nothing better to do at 2 am)
for whole episodes, you're probably better off leaving it encoded with divx/xvid until you take clips.

you can take clips in Vdub(/mod) by using the mark in/out buttons on the bottom center side (the two rightmost buttons)

when you save your clips, you can select huffy as the codec.
this makes the filesizes more manegable while giving you editable footage

perhaps a better choice to huffy is Lagarith (lossless codec), though lagarith has been known to cause a few issues from time to time, it yeilds smaller filesizes.

VdubMod differs from Vdub in the range of footage it can import (along with other things, like built in avs script editor).
mod can import .mkv, .ogg and mpeg2 files (Vdub didn't support these formats)
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Postby BlindNoir » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:06 pm

I noticed on your site that you have section five linked to section 2. Might wanna change that.
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Postby BlindNoir » Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:07 pm

SORRY double post. Section six is linked to section five.
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