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    I bought an update to Sony Vegas 7 last week. It has some useful little features that make editing easier, otherwise it is not too much different from Vegas 6. One shortcoming I have noticed with Vegas 7 is that it will not allow me to delete audio tracks from the timeline without also deleting the video, as well. This makes it more difficult to substitute audio tracks without using a nesting technique. Otherwise, no complaints. If someone else who has installed Vegas 7 knows how to do this, let me know.

    Just for information, Sony is currently offering the Vegas 7 upgrade bundled with DVD Architect 4 for a bargain price of $249. It is a "bargain" if you did not previously have a copy of the latter product.

    Sony has already rolled out a 7b upgrade, which you will be prompted to download and install after the initial boxed disk install.

    When you upgrade to Vegas 7, and work on a previously produced Vegas 6 .veg file, you can't reuse Vegas 6 on the same file. So, Vegas 7 is not backwards compatable. However, Vegas 7 does seem to load and render faster than Vegas 6. Vegas 7 also has improved snaping to the timeline, with visual indications that show when clips are properly aligned vertically and back-to-back clip placement, that alerts you to any small gaps in the timeline placement. I have found this most helpful. I have already uninstalled the old Vegas 6 from my system.

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    I havent used 7 much yeat but I agree about the snapping and guides.

    Not sure why you are having a prob deleting s tracks, are you ungrouping the sound from the video befor deleting - works fine for me anyway.

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    Theres a small open padlock icon on the top toolbar 'Ignore Event Grouping'. This will 'ungroup' the audio from the video

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    Quote Originally Posted by worddigger View Post
    How do you 'ungroup' the sound from the video?
    Just "right click" on either video or audio to highlight
    Then press u to ungroup
    Same as Vegas 6
    Just Vegas 7 has a different default setting when first started.

    Hope this helps you

    Marrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegasarian View Post
    Theres a small open padlock icon on the top toolbar 'Ignore Event Grouping'. This will 'ungroup' the audio from the video
    Nifty! That did the trick. Thank you.
    Gaines

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    Quote Originally Posted by vegasarian View Post
    Theres a small open padlock icon on the top toolbar 'Ignore Event Grouping'. This will 'ungroup' the audio from the video

    thats works! Now I can delete the audio as need but...

    How do you lock the audio back to the video?
    Of course I tried clicking the padlock icon again.

    any help appreciated!

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    I usually just select the audio and video clip together, right click and in the group sub menu select new.

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    you can also use the "U" and "G" keys.

    Select the clips you want to ungroup and hit "U"

    select the groups from which you want to create a group and hit "G"

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