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Default How to use sony vegas tutorial

Sony vegas is the most used editing software to make AMV's
In this tutorial you will learn how to use sony vegas at a basic level

1. Starting a new Project


2. New project settings

These are my settings for my widescreen anime
(If its requested i could do a more advanced tutorial about settings)

3.How does sony vegas actuely works?

(note the placement might depand on the version your using but the basics should be the same).

Explorer - > you can use this to select files to edit with (not recommended, drag and drop is the easiest methode).

Trimmer -> This is a mini version of your time bar (not recommended to use this).

Project Media -> All files you used in this project will be shown here.

Media Manager -> (on most downloadable versions of sony vegas this function is not available).

Transitions -> unless your going for a slideshow i wont recommend using this, own made transitions through effects/ pan and crop are better.

Video FX -> This is the tab you will have open and use 90% of the time. You can choose wich effect you want to use, apply them to a scene and play with the settings

Media Generator -> This is basicly all your backgrounds, if you want a certain colour for a border/background look here.

Video preview


Timeline

You can drag and drop your files on here. This is the part of sony vegas were you actually edit.

4. How do you remove the sound from your clip?

Right click on your clip -> group -> remove from
then you can just delete the video and audio separately

5. How to split a clip?

Put and click your mousecursers were you want to split, then either hit the S button on your keyboard or you can do it through a window wich is shown above

6. How to use pan/crop

Use that button to open the pan/crop window

This window will popup
1. Here you can change the position and angle of your video
2. You can check this box to start masking (this will be explained below)
3. This is your timeline of this clip, its basicly the same as your main timeline, the difference is that you can just focus on 1 clip
4. Here you can zoom in, change the rotation and change the positioning by dragging the points

7. What is masking?
When you mask you cut your 'mask' and make it that evrything except the mask is removed from the clip.

8. How do you mask?

When you check the mask option all the options on your left side will change.

Mode: there are 2 options positive and negative
Positive mean that evrything except your mask wont be seen
Negative means your mask wont be seen but the rest will

9. Anchor creation tool
This is used to create new anchors, when anchors are touching eachother they will form a mask

10. Anchor deletion tool
This tool is used to delete anchors

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11. How to apply effects on a clip?
Applying a effect is done by simply drag and dropping on the clip
WARNING!!! if you only want to apply the effect on a part of the clip you need to split the clip into pieces before applying the effect.

12. How to change the settings of the effect after applying it ?


This depands what effect your applying but most of the time this is done with slides.

13. How to remove an applied effect?
When a clip got a effect added you can see this symbol on the clip
if you click on it, the window that is also used to change setting of a effect will popup
You can remove the effect by clicking on this
Also if you uncheck the effect

you can disable the effect but when you check it again all settings you used will be applied again.

14. Rendering your video

Rendering a video makes your project viewable by a media player (and able to upload it on a website).


This windows will pop up.
In this window you select what extention you wanna save your video as and any video related settings.
What extention your saving your project as depands on what site your planning to upload it on and prefference.
The recommended extentions are:
AVI
WMV
MP3


EDITOR NOTE: this was my first ever created tutorial hope you like it and any criticism is welcome
You can also ask here any questions about sony vegas or request a amv/editing related tutorial(preferable pming me) (sorry for the length it was the only way to explain all of that)

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Default Re: How to use sony vegas tutorial

Woah nice thorough tutorial - helpful too thanks
I didn't actually know you could do mask layers on Sony Vegas I thought it was only programs like Photoshop so I learned something new thank you :3
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Default Re: How to use sony vegas tutorial

Great tutorial, you explained everything nicely and you added helpful screenshots! I think you covered all the important basics.

If you ever want to make an advanced tutorial I think a more detailed guide on masking, video effects and transitions might be interesting.
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Default Re: How to use sony vegas tutorial

Look Good
i don´t use S.V so i only skim it but it look easy to follow\set up so it easy to under sand
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Default Re: How to use sony vegas tutorial

This is by far the best sony vegas tutorial you could make on a forum!

CONGRATZ *_*
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Default Re: How to use sony vegas tutorial

the soft u used is pretty old nice tutorial btw..
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