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Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner's Guide by Duncan Wood

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The Smart tool and media clips

Now that we have the media clips on the timeline, let's have a look at the ways we can manipulate these events:

  • Cropping tool

    The mouse cursor in Vegas Pro 11 acts as a smart tool when on the timeline. If you hover the mouse near the centre of Take 1 at the leading edge, you will see the cursor change to a square with a double-headed arrow pointing left and right. This is the Cropping tool.

    This tool allows you to slide the leading edge (or tail edge if you choose that end) of the clip along the media clip. In effect you are shortening or lengthening the clip to start or end at a new location within the clip.

    You will also note that the preview window updates your selected video to show you the actual location you ...

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