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    Hi everyone,

    I'm very much new to the world of video editing and it's something I would really love to start learning more of, I'm currently using Sony Vegas 8 and I'm having problems setting a starting point and stopping point of FX.

    Basically I'm making a fan edit of one of my favourite movies, I would like to lighten a particular scene as it is to dark, now when I apply the FX to lighten the scene all looks good until I play back the movie from the beginning and it's lightened everything upto and past the scene I want lightened up.

    Is there a way I can stop and start an FX in Vegas? or is it a case of cutting out the desired footage and then apply the FX and then paste the footage back in?

    Many thanks


    Mouse

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    You really need to read the manual.
    Look up ' keyframes ' .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I'm very much new to the world of video editing and it's something I would really love to start learning more of, I'm currently using Sony Vegas 8 and I'm having problems setting a starting point and stopping point of FX.

    Basically I'm making a fan edit of one of my favourite movies, I would like to lighten a particular scene as it is to dark, now when I apply the FX to lighten the scene all looks good until I play back the movie from the beginning and it's lightened everything upto and past the scene I want lightened up.

    Is there a way I can stop and start an FX in Vegas? or is it a case of cutting out the desired footage and then apply the FX and then paste the footage back in?

    Many thanks


    Mouse
    WOW! Your using a semi advanced video editor as a beginener?OK, ill admit i used WMM only twice, but i knew the vocabulary of the editing world and that helps.
    First off, when you "cut" a video, you "split" it in sony vegas, it migth be cut in WMM or the very first editor you used.(press "S" to split in Sony vegas or go to edit>Split)
    Also, you need to learn about keyframes. my advice, try using WMM for a while, learn the absolute basics. Watch some tutorials, i only really needed to watch one on keyframing and masking to get a good start at vegas. I learned most of the other stuff by myself. After Effects was a different story. Look, if you really need some help, PM for tips and ill maybe even make a tutorial.

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    Many thanks for your reply's guys, I have been using a program called Digital Media Home to do some basic editing, I was mainly just cutting out sections of footage and joining them together again and I would add a wipe transition to make a nice and easy transition from footage to footage, it was a very basic program and I loved it, so I have played around with an editing program I'm just not that good at explaining things

    I have been scouring the net for Keyframe tutorials and I have found that Youtube is my best friend for this

    Again many thanks guys for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark W View Post
    You really need to read the manual.
    Look up ' keyframes ' .
    or
    ensure that you are applying the the FX to the EVENT (clip) that you want lightened only - not the whole track.
    (You can apply an effect to the event, track, media or whole project)
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    or
    ensure that you are applying the the FX to the EVENT (clip) that you want lightened only - not the whole track.
    FXs most certainly can be keyframed on a track. So it is NOT a case of "or". I'd say it is a case of "also". This IS valuable if the editor does not wish to make Splits (Cuts). I mention this, just so we are all paying attention?http://www.videoforums.co.uk/sony-vegas-media-studio/11834-whatts-difference-between-media-fx-video-event-fx-vegas-7-a.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazie View Post
    I mention this, just so we are all paying attention?
    LOL

    I still think it's OR though - doing it with both track FX and event FX (which is what "also" implies) would lead to madness.
    Tim

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