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Sony Vegas: Override Snapping

Ever need to quickly override snapping while moving media in the Sony Vegas timeline? Simply hold down the Shift key while moving clips to temporarily disable snapping. If snapping’s already disabled and you’d like to quickly enable it, hold down the Shift key while moving clips to temporarily enable snapping. F8 is the shortcut key to completely enable/disable snapping.

Sony Vegas: Add Transition to Multiple Events

You may come across a time where you want to add a certain transition to multiple clips in your timeline. To add a transition to multiple clips at once, Select all the clips you’d like to apply a transition to. Find the transition in the Transitions Window and drag your chosen transition down to one of the selected clips. All the selected clips should now have the added transition.

Sony Vegas: Highlight Timeline Events

When you have a full timeline in Sony Vegas, it can get hard to find certain clips. If you want to find a particular clip that’s currently in the Project Media Window in the Timeline, Right-click that clip and choose Select Timeline Events. If you want to find a clip that’s currently in the Timeline in the Project Media Window, Right-click that clip and choose Select in Project Media List. This will highlight the selected clips in either of the windows. You can select more than one clip if necessary.
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Sony Vegas: Masking

The other day, I was inspired by the movie, “Chronicle” to reproduce the titles shown at the end of the movie in Sony Vegas. It’s a very simple effect yet adds a nice little pop to titles and credits. In a nutshell, you’ll learn how to mask media events to make them transparent so that we can add any image or video behind them. Be sure to watch the video tutorial above to fully understand the power of masking.