Heya, I've searched the forums but can't really find an answer, so I'm going to give this a go =).
I have a couple problems in Vegas 7, so...
1) I cannot find the Bézier tool for the life of me. I followed the instructions from the Vegas help file step by step, but this Masking check box isn't there for me. I went to the video clip and right clicked and went Video Event Pan/Crop... but there is no checkbox in the bottom left, just the word Position with the timeline to the right. I went into Track Motion for the clip but that just has Poition, 2D Shadow, and 2D Glow. I've done all that with just the track alone too. Word for word in the help file...
Click the Event Pan/Crop button on the upper event to display the Event Pan/Crop dialog.
b. Select the Mask check box in the keyframe controller.
I don't have a Mask check box. I just want that darn anchor tool so I don't have to use those cookie cutter effects.
2)I have a video file that is 720x480 pixels. I go to Import Media and put a TGA/JPG/BMP/GIF/TIFF that is like 100x200 pixels, but Vegas expands that to the entire size of the screen. I go to Video Event Pan/Crop but Maintain Aspect Ratio and Stretch to Fill Frame don't make it go to its original size. Is the only way to do that by zooming out the focus big time? Because when I use a small picture (like 20x20) I have to zoom out to the maximum since that 20x20 is now like 500x500 and then it just becomes messy.
3) I like the Lens Flare effect alot, but no matter what I do it is stationary in the center. Sure you can change the angle of the light, but it is still 'centered'. I wanted the effect just in a corner, or off center, because I was using the effect for a burst instead of the designed intention =P. If I move the angle to a corner then it has the line of circles going across the screen. I suppose I'm going against its design, but I wanted that effect lol.
Also, is there any way to do a mist effect? Like at the bottom third of the screen have a thick fog or mist going? Is there a plug in for that, or is Vegas just not the program to do that in?
Sorry if these questions have been posted before. I'm just so frustrated with this program, and the lack of support online for this. This is the only helpful site I've found that deals with Vegas (didn't like Vaast much).
Thanks in advance =).