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    Hi,

    I'm going to be driving from the south to Skye and back again next week and thought it would be cool to video it and then speed it up (a lot) similar to this train journey:



    Does anyone have any tips? I'm going to use my Sony HD camcorder attached to the inside of the windscreen so I guess I'll need to make sure it's positioned the same each day. At the end of the two weeks I guess I'll have 14 days worth of 3 hour or so clips that I can stictch together easy enough in Vegas Pro - but what about speeding it up? I'm not sure how much it'll need speeding up but realistically the whole (approx) 40 hours worth of video needs to play out in about 4 minutes??

    Any info welcome!

    Thanks

    Simon

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    You may have a bit of a problem doing this. 40 hours is 2,400 mins which is 3.6 million frames (at 25 frames per second) if you divide that by 4 which is the most Vegas can speed up a clip that's still very much longer than 4 mins. In my opinion trying to reduce 40hrs into 4mins will look pretty bad by the time you have rendered it out and then speeded it up another 4 times and then render, speed up, render etc.... to get it down to 4 mins. (6,000 frames)

    Does your camera have a time laps setting, this would be a better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    Does your camera have a time laps setting, this would be a better option.
    I did wonder if that would be a better option. Will do some playing.

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    Vegas can speed up a lot more than that MB. X4 in the properties of the clip, then a velocity envelope up to 300%. So that's 4X 300% = 1200% is the fastest you can speed up a clip. Then don't forget, you can always put the sped up clip back on the timeline and do it all again.

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    Thanks for that Archie I didn't think of the velocity envelope. This is turning out to be a keep your mouth shut day for me.

    Apologies to the OP for the bad info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight Blue View Post
    This is turning out to be a keep your mouth shut day for me.
    Wrong again MB.....it's.......PANCAKE day....yeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    Wrong again MB.....it's.......PANCAKE day....yeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhh
    LOL

    Then, I think I should give up talking BS for Lent.

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    Something like this? Done about three or four years ago as I remember...


    Deliberate us of Velocity envelopes up and down, particulalrly at junctions. The return trip at night is pretty surreal.....

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    Get's boring pretty quickly doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    Get's boring pretty quickly doesn't it.
    Ouch......

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