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    Sony Vegas: Surveillance Camera Effect

    Today, we’re going to take a look at turning HD footage into Surveillance Footage using Sony Vegas Pro. With the help of a few FX, we should be able to pull it off quite easily. Record your footage with the camera on a tripod. Typically, in a high corner somewhere you’d expect a surveillance camera to be. […] More

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    Sony Vegas: Sort Your Media with Bins

    Sorting media in Sony Vegas can be very helpful when trying to keep your project organized. To create a bin, Right-Click a Parent Bin and choose Create New Bin. You can rename this bin as needed. Then, you can simply drag your media from the All Media bin to your new bin. This will only create a copy of the media to the new bin meaning, you can delete footage from bins with no affect on the actual clip. More

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    Sony Vegas: Group Tracks

    You can de-clutter your Sony Vegas timeline by Grouping Tracks. Select two or more tracks to group together. Right-Click one of tracks and choose Track Group. Then, choose Group Selected Tracks. The tracks will now be grouped together and you’ll be able to close and expand the tracks in the group by clicking the Collapse/Expand Track Group button. This is especially useful for grouping similar tracks together and hide them when they’re not being worked on. More

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    Sony Vegas: Insert Time

    If you need to create space in between clips in Sony Vegas, you can do so by Inserting Time. Select where you want to insert the time and position the cursor. From the Insert menu, choose Time. In the Insert Time dialog box, enter the amount of time you want to insert and click OK.

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    Sony Vegas: Empty Events

    In the case that you need to insert an empty event in the timeline, position the cursor where you’d like to insert the event and go to Insert > Empty Event. If an area is selected, the duration of the empty event will be as long as the area selected. The same can be done in audio tracks. Empty events can be placed in areas to separate video or audio and can be used with some event FX as an overlay. More

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    Sony Vegas: Precise Selections

    To get a precise selection in Sony Vegas, hold down the Shift key and press the right or left arrow keys to select the region. This will allow you to move the selection in fine increments for those tough selections. More

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    Sony Vegas: Splitting Events

    Splitting events in Sony Vegas can be very helpful when editing. It allows you to break a single event into multiple sections that you can edit independently. Position the cursor where you want to split the event and hit the shortcut key “S” on your keyboard. This can also be done within the menu bar by going to Edit > Split. An alternative would be to hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift and click where you want to split the event. You can also hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift and drag over an event to split it at the point you click and trim it. More

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    Sony Vegas: Select a Range of Events

    You can select a wide range of events easily in Sony Vegas, by using the Selection tool. Click and drag the mouse pointer at any corner of the area you want to select. Release the mouse button when the desired events are highlighted. More

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    Sony Vegas: Quickly Select Entire Project

    To quickly select the entire duration of a project in Sony Vegas, simply Double-Click the Marker Bar. All events and portions of events within the selection are highlighted. Especially useful when selecting a region for rendering. More

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    Sony Vegas: Paste Multiple Times at Once

    Sony Vegas has a variety of Paste options. One of which, allows you to Paste an event multiple times at once. Once the event you’d like to duplicate is copied, go to the Edit menu and choose Paste Repeat (Ctrl+B). The Paste Repeat dialog box appears. In the Number of times to paste box, enter the desired number of times you’d like to paste the event. Then, choose an option from the Paste Spacing settings. End to End will simply paste the events one right after the other. Setting Even Spacing will allow you to set a time spacing in between each pasted event. More

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    Sony Vegas: Customize the Toolbar

    You can customize the toolbar in Sony Vegas to your specific needs. To add or remove tools, simply go to Options > Customize Toolbar. From here, you can add or remove tools that are most needed or not when editing. To add buttons click on the new button in the Available toolbar buttons list and click the Add button. The new button will be added to the toolbar above the current selected button in the Current toolbar list. More

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    Sony Vegas: Limit Files Displayed in Open Dialog

    You can limit the files displayed in the open dialog to quickly access particular file types. In the dialog window, simply choose a file type to display in the Files of type area. For example, if I only wanted to view all the Vegas Project Files (.veg) I can choose that from the list of file types and only view those files. More

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