Chapter 5

Advanced Editing Techniques

In the last chapter, we looked at some basic editing techniques. There are a large number of creative tools available in Vegas Movie Studio, and they are there to let the artist in you shine. These include effects, compositing, picture-in-picture looks, movement on stills, and more.

Video FX

Video FX fall into two categories: utility and creative. Generally, utility effects fix something wrong with your video or audio. Creative effects typically take your project to a new level. However, some effects can be used both ways. Sometimes effects are referred to as “filters.” There is no right or wrong word for describing these.

Video Effects

You can place Video FX on individual video events or the entire project. ...

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