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    Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0

    When I drag photos from Project Media to the project, the default length is 5 seconds for each photo on the timeline. Is there a way to change this 5 seconds default? Or, is there a way to change the length of all photos together?
    Last edited by dennist; 05-12-2009 at 07:50 PM.

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    In pro it is - options - preferences - editing - new still image length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    In pro it is - options - preferences - editing - new still image length.

    May be the same or similar.
    How to change the play length of selected photos in the project?

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    How to change the play length of selected photos in the project?
    You can open the "Edit Details" window and manually change the lengths there. Unfortunately, even with "Auto Ripple" on, you will end up with gaps on the timeline.

    The best way is to use a script, I have one I wrote for sizing photos to markers but you cannot adjust the cross-fade duration. However, I'm fairly certain I've come across others elsewhere - it's a fairly common thing to want to do. Ill try and see if I can find one.

    Edit: Hold that thought!

    I just realised you said you're using VMS - No Edit Details and no scripts. Unfortunately, there's no way I can think of to "automatically" change existing events lengths on the timeline in VMS. Certainly, change the default as Mark suggested so that you affect new ones but I'm afraid you have a manual job on your hands.
    Last edited by Andy E; 05-13-2009 at 06:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy E View Post
    Unfortunately, there's no way I can think of to "automatically" change existing events lengths on the timeline in VMS. Certainly, change the default as Mark suggested so that you affect new ones but I'm afraid you have a manual job on your hands.
    Andy, sure there is! - I just did in the lowly Sony Vegas Movie Studio 4!

    1] Select Photos

    2] Create Group ( hit the "G" key)

    3] Grab the END or FRONT photo's leading or trailing edge in Group > hold down Ctrl key and squash the Group. Done.

    Result? I just reduce the play time of 15 x 4second photos to 15 x 1 second in length. So every photo is now 1 second playtime going down from 4 second playtime

    AND YOUR BONUS TIP O' THE DAY: if you want to make the play time longer, then s-t-r-e-t-c-h that Group! - I just went from 1 second up to 10 seconds.

    HTHs?

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    Grazie,

    Genius stuff! Now why didn't I think of that

    Now if you can just solve this one as well....

    http://www.videoforums.co.uk/sony-vegas-media-studio/23918-video-output-not-right-when-i-make-movie.html

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