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    How to Make Portrait Video Look Appealing

    In this video, I’ll demonstrate how you can make portrait or standard video (most commonly taken from cell phones), look more appealing in Sony Vegas. You will notice this effect commonly used in news and daytime talk shows. Not only will it work for cell phone video but it can also be used for any standard video that you need […] More

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    Frame Jitter Effect in Sony Vegas

    The other day, I came across the “No Love” music video by Eminem and noticed an effect in the video showing this choppy low frame rate effect. I became intrigued and wanted to try this in Sony Vegas. In this series of tutorials, I will take a look at various effects in commercials, music videos, […] More

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    Overlay Firework Footage (Video Tip)

    Did you happen to capture all those fireworks this past Fourth of July? With the recent celebration of Independence Day here in America, we had a great chance to once again capture all those stunning fireworks in the sky. Unfortunately for me, as much as I wished to had captured them, I was the one lighting […] More

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    Music Video Flicker Effect

    We’ve all seen it at least once. You watch a music video and one of the effects you see is a strobe like frame by frame flash that goes to the beat. As requested, we’ll be taking a look at how to do just that in Vegas Pro 12. We’ll be using general features not […] More

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    Sony Vegas: Ghost Effect

    Halloween is just about here! To celebrate, let’s give some attention to our see through friends. I’ll take you through the steps it takes for making it appear as if a ghost is in your video. Who knows? You may even catch a real ghost in the process! More

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    Sony Vegas: Velocity Envelope

    Velocity Envelopes can be used to speed up, slow-down, and freeze video in Sony Vegas. To use a velocity envelope, right-click a video event and choose Insert/Remove Envelope > Velocity. Drag the envelope up to increase the clip speed or down to decrease the speed. Drag it to 0% and the clip will freeze. Setting it to a negative value will cause the clip to play in reverse. Double-click to add anchor points to speed or slow down the clip at different points. More

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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: Spacebar/F12 Play Settings

    One of the most commonly used shortcut keys in Sony Vegas is the Spacebar. It is used to Play and Stop the video when previewing certain sections. By default, the Spacebar and F12 keys are set to Play and Stop the video, therefore returning the cursor back to the position it started at. You can change these settings to make the Spacebar and F12 buttons Play and Pause the video instead of Play and Stop. Under Options > Preferences, in the General Tab you can toggle the “Make Spacebar and F12 Play/Pause instead of Play/Stop” setting on or off to fit your needs. More

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    Sony Vegas: Walk-By Transition

    In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at creating a walk-by transition in Sony Vegas Pro 11. Basically, we’ll have a person walk by the scene of our first shot and the video will transition to another scene as the person is walking by. This works great if you’re shooting a public scene and you […] More

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    Sony Vegas: Remove from Group

    A quick way to un-link your tracks in Sony Vegas is to use the shortcut key “U“. This is especially useful when you need to un-group audio or video to move them around separately. Normally, you’d right-click the clip and choose, Group > Remove From. More

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    Sony Vegas: Stabilize Footage

    Shaky footage in your timeline? Vegas Pro has the ability to help stabilize video by using the Stabilize plug-in. Simply select the video you want to stabilize. From the Tools menu, choose Video and choose Media FX. Choose Sony Stabilize from the Plugin Chooser and select one of the presets or adjust the settings as […] More

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    Sony Vegas: Quantize to Frames

    Have you ever tried editing a music video with a multi-camera sequence where you need to sync the two video clips together, but you never get it just right? You zoom in as far as you can on the timeline to move the clip up or down a frame but you just can’t get it […] More

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