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    Hello, I am somewhat new to video editing and am still trying to figure things out. Right now I'm using Vegas 8 and had a question about titling. Is there a way to recreate the "Video, in text" title effect from Windows Movie Maker? And if so, how would I go about accomplishing that?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi nodusq,
    You certainly can. Here's the very simple way.

    1. Place the video youw ant to show throgh the text on track 2
    2. Open up "Media Generators" tab and drop "Transparent Text" onto track 1
    3. Edit the generated media text and background colour to suit.

    But here's how I'd do it.

    1. Place the video you want to show throgh the text on track 2
    2. Open up "Media Generators" tab and drop "Default Text" onto track 1
    3. Adjust text to suit.
    4. Change the generated media to suit
    5. Change the "compositing mode" (this is the icon on the track header to the immediate right of the slider) of track 1 to "Multiply (Mask)"
    6. Make track 2 a compositing child of track one. (Click the icon to the immediate right of the compositing mode icon on track 2)

    Now, why would I go down this seemingly much more complex route?
    Because I can now place a background video or generated media on track 3 which will show in place of the solid black background on the text track.

    Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to work through this second method and try to understand it. Once you do, you'll be well on the way to understanding some of the power of Vegas.

    Enjoy.
    Tim

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