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Overview

Nonlinear (NLE), or digital, editing software permits the manipulation of digitized video. Editors can cut, splice, create transitions, and do much more than was ever possible with conventional film editing techniques. In Vegas Editing Workshop 5, novice to intermediate Vegas users, including professional and hobbyist filmmakers, learn how to master the craft of editing with the latest version of Vegas, an NLE software application for the PC platform. This editing workshop, complete with a DVD Architect tool set, delivers firsthand guidance on the art and technique of editing using tutorial lessons that cover every essential operation. Experienced editors and novices alike benefit from real-world examples of how to work more efficiently. The book also covers the application's exceptional audio features.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578202577
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/9/2003
  • Series: DV Expert Series
  • Edition description: Book & DVD-ROM
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Spotted Eagle is a recognized world leader in the Vegas product knowledgebase. He has authored numerous articles for Vegas and its sister applications. He also hosts two web sites for users of Vegas and related products and contributes to Videography, Studio, Parachutist, and Worship Video among other publications.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Editor's Note xii
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Vegas 1
Installing Vegas 1
The Basic Tools in Vegas 5 3
Track Control Pane 4
Timeline/Track View 6
Vegas Windows 9
Saving Templates/layouts in Vegas 5 18
File Menu 19
Edit Menu 25
View Menu 31
Insert Menu 34
Tools Menu 40
Options Menu 59
Cursors and Selections 65
Say You'll be MINE! 67
XP Themes in Vegas 5 67
Key Features! 68
Color My World 70
Flashy Titles 70
Chapter 2 Capturing Video 73
Getting Media from the Camera to the Hard Drive 73
Manual Capturing/Capturing Entire Tape 74
Advanced Capture Tools 81
Chapter 3 Editing Tools, Transitions, Filters, and Other Basic Video Tools 87
Importing Media to the Timeline 87
Subclips in Vegas 5 93
Placing Media on the Timeline 95
Placing Still Images or Graphics on the Timeline 99
Editing Events on the Timeline 101
And the Envelope Please...? Transitional Envelopes 110
Using Keyframes in Vegas 5 112
Filters in Vegas 5 118
Opacity Envelopes 133
Velocity Filters 137
Event Switches in Vegas 139
Chapter 4 Filters and Add-ons 143
Working with Plug-ins in Vegas 143
Pixelan SpiceMASTER 2 143
SpiceFILTERS 153
BorisFX 158
WinMorph/PluginPac 159
Zenote 163
Chapter 5 Audio Tools in Vegas 5 165
Recording Audio in Vegas 5 165
Basic Setup 166
Recording Multiple Tracks 170
Advanced Recording Techniques and Tools 170
FX Packaging 179
Using Track FX 181
Recording Multiple Tracks 183
Editing Audio in Vegas 5 187
Placing Audio on the Timeline 187
Extracting Audio from Cds 188
Inserting Markers 199
Rubber Audio 202
Variable Speed Audio in Vegas 203
Trimming Events on the Timeline 204
Deleting Events from the Timeline 206
Using Ripple Editing 206
Grouping 207
Working with Audio Plug-ins 207
Working with Audio Plug-ins 210
Working with Other Types of Plug-ins 212
Other Controlling Devices 218
Audiomation? 218
Training Vegas 219
Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make! 220
Feeling Fat? Get Thin! 222
Faders Flying Everywhere 223
Mixing Audio in Vegas 5 223
Mixing Techniques 224
Surrounded by FX: Surround Plugins 242
I'm All Mixed...Down! Downmixing in Vegas 5 245
How Come the Audio Cats Get All the Cool Stuff? 247
Chapter 6 Compositing in Vegas 5 249
What Is Compositing? 249
Basic Compositing 249
Using the Pan/Crop Tool 256
Masking with the Pan/Crop tool 260
But How Is This a Mask? 262
Using Track Motion in Vegas 265
The Next Dimension: 3D Track Motion Tools 274
Nesting Composites 277
Parental Guidance/Shadows and Glow 279
Growth Curves from Vegas 5 Users 279
Generated Media 280
Credit Rolls 282
Creating/Using Masks in Vegas 285
Compositing Modes in Vegas 295
Using Chromakey Tools in Vegas 5 304
Creating a Garbage Matte in Vegas 5 307
Create a Holograph in Vegas 5! 311
Motion Blur 313
Chapter 7 Color Correction and Manipulation 317
Understanding the Color Correction Tools in Vegas 5 317
Displays and Scopes 320
Using Color Correction as FX 331
Making Digital Video Look Film-Like 332
Chapter 8 Streaming Media Tools 337
Creating High-Quality Streaming Media 337
Shooting, Editing, and Delivering 337
Chapter 9 DVD Architect 2 351
Setting Up a DVD Project 351
Menu Flow in DVD Architect 2 351
DVD Architect 2.0 352
A Whole New Blueprint! 352
Setting Up DVD Architect 353
From the Top Down 354
Using an External Monitor 362
Hey, Look Me Over! The Project Overview Window 366
Inserting a Background 368
Properties Window 369
Highlight Masks 371
Subtitling 371
Changing Fonts and Sizes 375
Secondary Audio Tracks 376
Editing in DVD Architect 2 377
Masks, Masking, and Masked Images 378
Building Compilations 381
Remote Control Actions 383
Previewing the DVD 383
Transporting a Project 384
The Final Burn 385
Mixing File Formats in DVD Architect 387
Working with 24p Media in DVD Architect 388
Inserting an AC-3 Audio File 389
Determining Bit Rates 390
Chapter 10 Output and Export 391
Last Steps with Vegas 5 391
Output Formats 391
Mastering 392
Burning to a Master CD 397
Mastering Audio for Video 398
Using Equalizers 400
Dithering Audio in Vegas 400
Rendering Options in Vegas 401
Exporting Events to Third-party Applications 404
EDLs and Vegas 405
Outputting Other than AVI Files 407
Outputting an AC-3 Format File 409
Creating a VCD/SVCD 409
Additional Rendering Options 412
Network Rendering 413
Setting Up the Rendering Network (Render Farming) 414
Rendering Clients 415
To set up a distributed network render 416
For non-distributed network rendering 417
Monitoring Rendering Progress 417
File Mapping 418
Additional Functions of the Network Rendering Application 419
High Definition Video 421
4:2:2 MPEG Capability 423
New Codecs 424
Scripting 425
Using Vegas with DVD Architect 428
Chapter 11 24p HDCAM/DVCAM Workflow for the Independent Filmmaker 431
Overview 431
24p HDCAM Acquisition 432
Setting Up a 24p Vegas Project 432
Capturing 24p HDCAM footage as 24p DV using the Sony JH-3 deck 434
Additional Capture Notes 435
Remove 2-3 Pulldown from the Downconverted 60i DV Clips 435
Editing with 24p DV Video Files 436
24p Timecode 437
Create Finished Audio Tracks in a 24p Vegas Timeline 438
Create Finished Composites and Video fx, and Export as 24p HD Uncompressed .avi 439
Index 441
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