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    Hi,

    I am new with vegas. I would like to know if vegas can do slow motion or even faster the motion using numerik like ulead does ?.
    I have tried to use ctrl + drag the video file to get slow mo but sometime i need again to normalize the on certain frame. How ?

    How to replace a video or image on timeline ? ( I use ulead MSP with right click command easyly)

    How to masking( Image Matte) in vegas ?

    Can be layout customizeable ? I need my monitor on the right top and not on the botttom.

    Thanks for da answer,

    Ngurah Agung
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    Default Slo mo in vegas

    In the timeline, right click the clip, go down to properties, and on the Video Event tab look at the bottom. The playback rate can be selected and altered from there. Bear in mind that if you slow the clip, you will have to lengthen it to see the whole thing.
    regards
    andy.

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    Default Re: Slo mo in vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by turnmedia
    In the timeline, right click the clip, go down to properties, and on the Video Event tab look at the bottom. The playback rate can be selected and altered from there. Bear in mind that if you slow the clip, you will have to lengthen it to see the whole thing.
    regards
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    Thank you for your answer.

    But can you tell me how to image Matte using vegas ?

    Thank you again fo ryour help

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    Compositing and Masks


    Compositing is the process of mixing video tracks to create a single layered output.

    You can use compositing in conjunction with masks to cover portions of video or to limit the effects of a filter. Masks are frequently based on dark versus light areas, specific colors, or an alpha channel.

    The compositing model in Vegas 5.0 software differs significantly from the Vegas 4.0 model. To reproduce the Vegas 4.0 parent/child masking behavior, set the compositing mode of the parent track to Multiply, and then apply the Mask Generator plug-in as a track effect on the parent track.


    Parent/child compositing is available only in the full version of Vegas software.


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    What do you want to do?
    Learn more about parent and child tracks
    The key to understanding overlays, masks, transparency, and compositing is to understand the parent/child relationship between tracks. In general terms, the parent track is the highest track in a group of tracks (often only two) and the behavior of the child tracks (i.e. how they are composited together) is determined by the parent track.

    Click the Make Compositing Child button on a parent track to make a child track.

    Click the Make Compositing Parent button on a child track to make a parent track.

    In this first example, there are three tracks. Track one contains a mask. The circular region in the mask is transparent, so the second track shows through. The third track is also a child, so it is displayed behind track two.



    In this example, the third track is also a parent, so it is displayed behind the composite of tracks one and two.



    You can also produce complex compositing by creating nested parent/child groups with compositing parents and children at various levels.

    When you have multiple levels of parent and child tracks, clicking the Make Compositing Child button moves the track in one level and clicking the Make Compositing Parent button moves out one level.

    Hold Ctrl while clicking the Make Compositing Child button to move a track and all its child tracks in one level.



    For examples of how parent/child track relationships affect 3D compositing, click here.

    Learn more about compositing modes and transparency
    The Compositing Mode button determines how the transparency in a video track is generated. Since lower tracks show through higher tracks, it is the compositing mode of the higher track that determines how much of the lower track shows though. The compositing mode of the lowest video track adjusts its transparency against the background.

    The mode can be selected by clicking the Compositing Mode button and choosing a mode from the menu.

    The following examples demonstrate how each of the compositing modes would affect two simple tracks. Track one is a generated media event with a transparent edge, and track two is a DV clip.



    Mode
    Description
    Example

    Add
    Combines the color values in the composite group.


    Subtract
    Subtracts the overlay color values from the background.


    Multiply (Mask)
    Merges the colors of the tracks.


    Source Alpha
    Uses the alpha channel to determine transparency.

    The compositing mode is based on the alpha channel characteristics of an event or media file. If no alpha channel is present, the Source Alpha mode has no effect.


    Cut
    Cuts out the overlay color values from the background.


    Screen
    Multiplies the inverse of the overlay color values with the background color values. This makes overlay colors weaker and less present and results in a lighter video image. The opposite of this mode is Multiply.


    Overlay
    Heightens contrast by using Multiply mode on darker colors and Screen mode on lighter colors.


    Hard Light
    Adds overlay colors as if the overlay were lit by a bright, focused spotlight.


    Dodge
    Brightens the background based on the overlay color values.


    Burn
    Darkens the background based on the overlay color values.


    Darken
    Compares the overlay and background pixel by pixel and selects the darker color value for each pixel.


    Lighten
    Compares the overlay and background pixel by pixel and selects the lighter color value for each pixel.


    Difference
    Compares the overlay and background pixel by pixel and subtracts the darker color value from the lighter color to generate a new color value.


    Difference Squared
    Remaps color values along a parabolic curve. The color values of the layers in the composite group are subtracted, and then the subtracted values are squared.

    The resulting image will have less extreme changes in color values as the colors approach black (RGB 0,0,0) and more extreme changes in color values as colors approach white (RGB 255,255,255.



    Drag the Level slider in a video track to control the transparency or blending of each track. Left is 100% transparent and right is 100% opaque. You can also double-click the percent to enter a specific numeric percentage.

    Use a 2-to-1 transform plug-in for custom compositing
    When you click the Parent Composite Mode or Compositing Mode button and choose Custom from the menu, you can use plug-ins to customize compositing.

    The included Displacement Map, Height Map, and Bump Map plug-ins can create interesting lens, mirror, water, fire, and other light-bending effects.

    Plug-In
    Description

    Displacement Map
    Uses the parent image as a guide to offset the pixels in the composited child tracks along the horizontal and vertical axes.

    The X and Y offsets are independently encoded in the image color channels.

    Height Map
    Uses the parent image as a guide to make the pixels in the composited child tracks appear closer to or farther away from the viewer.

    The gradient of the image in the parent track is used to determine the amount of offset for the image displayed at that location, in much the same way light bends through a lens.

    Bump Map
    Uses the parent image as a guide to add texture and lighting to the composited child tracks.

    The texture of the bump map is applied to the composited child tracks: light sections of the map represent high areas, and dark sections represent low areas.


    Create a mask
    If you have not already done so, place and position the image or video you want to use as a mask on the top-level track in your project.

    Place video files on the tracks below the mask.

    Ensure your mask is a compositing parent the tracks below are child tracks.

    Click the Compositing Mode button on the mask track and choose Multiply (Mask) from the menu.

    If your mask image is grayscale, you're done. If not, continue with Step 5.

    Add the Mask Generator plug-in as a track effect on the mask track and adjust the controls as needed to set transparency in the mask track.

    You can also use the Event Pan/Crop dialog to create event-level Bézier masks.



    Solid-color mask





    Gradient Mask

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    hi,

    Thank you very much, ...exelent !
    I love vegas filter.

    But do you know if vegas can split by scene the video like ulead msp does ?

    Thank you very much for your time

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    The easiest way to split (and this is REALLY easy).
    Get the scene on the timeline.
    Find the point you want to split.
    press `S` key
    Voila.

    (Vegas does come with help files by the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnmedia
    The easiest way to split (and this is REALLY easy).
    Get the scene on the timeline.
    Find the point you want to split.
    press `S` key
    Voila.

    (Vegas does come with help files by the way)
    I mean how to do scene detection ?. I use ulead to automatic split by scene detection. May be you call it, scene extraction.

    Thank's again for being patient

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    Ok Ngurah.

    Step one. Open Vegas.

    Step two. Press `F5` or select `File` then `Capture Video`
    The first pic I have attached show the dialogue box for capture.

    Step Three. Select `Options` and scroll down to `Preferences` and select it.
    The second picture shows the preferences dialogue box.

    Step Four. Select the `Capture` tab. The very top checkbox should be ticked to allow screen capture.

    Step Five. Dont forget to click `Appply`.

    Step Six. Successfully capture video with scene detection.

    Step seven. Buy a legal copy of vegas that has help files!

    Regards, Andy.

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    Bravo Andy, You the man !

    Many many thank's to you. I ll be back whithin fiew days for more question again.
    I have the help files with vegas but I did not read it yet, the way you explain is make me easy to learn vegas.

    Thank's again Friend.

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    Happy to help.

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