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Vegas Pro 9 Editing Workshop

Book Description

Go beyond the mechanics of Vegas X--learn a professional workflow from an award-winning professional. Packed with all the necessary materials, including raw video footage, sequences, and detailed instructions, this book and DVD combo lets you gain a working knowledge of Vegas X including its exceptional audio features and the DVD Architect toolset. Woven into this Editing Workshop are hands-on tutorials covering a complete range of essential tasks from installing the application to outputting. Novices learn the basics, and experienced editors get practical techniques with real-world examples for working more efficiently and making better media.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Full Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Editor's Note
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Vegas
    1. Installing Vegas
    2. The Basic Tools in Vegas
      1. Track Control Panel
      2. Timeline/Track View
      3. Vegas Windows
      4. Dockable Window
      5. Expanding the View of Docking Window and Undocking Windows
    3. Monitoring
    4. Saving Templates and Layouts in Vegas
    5. File Menu
    6. Setting Up Project Properties
    7. Edit Menu
    8. View Menu
    9. Insert Menu
    10. Tools Menu
    11. Options Menu
    12. Cursors and Selections
    13. Say You’ll Be Mine!
    14. Windows Themes in Vegas
    15. Key Features!
  11. Chapter 2: Capturing Video
    1. Getting Media from the Camera to the Hard Drive
    2. Manually Capturing DV
    3. Advanced Capture Tools
    4. Using Batch Capture
    5. Capturing Stills with Video Capture
    6. The Future of Video Capture
    7. Capturing/Transferring HDV
    8. Importing Media from a DVD Drive
    9. Importing Media from a Hard Disk Drive Recorder
    10. Importing AVCHD
    11. Device Explorer in Vegas Pro
    12. XDCAM and Sony Vegas Pro 9 Software
    13. Importing XDCAM Media into a Vegas Project
    14. Enabling the XDCAM Explorer
    15. Enabling Multichannel Audio Import
    16. Sony XDCAM EX and Sony Vegas Pro 9
    17. Hardware Cards and Vegas Pro 9
  12. Chapter 3: Editing Tools, Transitions, Filters, and Other Basic Video Tools
    1. Importing Media to the Timeline
    2. Subclips in Vegas
    3. Placing Media on the Timeline
    4. Trimmer
    5. Previewing Trimmer Media
    6. Placing Still Images or Graphics on the Timeline
    7. Editing Events on the Timeline
      1. Gradient Transition Tutorial
    8. And the Envelope, Please...? Transitional Envelopes
    9. Using Keyframes in Vegas
    10. Filters in Vegas
    11. How Filters/Plug-ins Function
    12. Editing and Converting for a Film Look
      1. Aspect Ratio
      2. Gamma
      3. Experiment!
    13. Shooting Modes
    14. Output
    15. Opacity Envelopes
    16. Velocity Filters
    17. Event Switches in Vegas
    18. Nesting
    19. Editing the VEG Files from a Nested Timeline
    20. Track Flattening
    21. AV Sync Repair
  13. Chapter 4: Multicam Functions in Vegas Pro 9
    1. Roll Tape!
    2. Getting Media to the Timeline
    3. If Timecode Is Closely Matched
    4. Other Multicamera Workflows
    5. Making Multicam Selections
    6. Creating Cross-Fades Between Active Cameras
    7. The Assembly Track
    8. Editing Audio with Multicamera
    9. infinitiCAM
    10. Ultimate S Pro 4
    11. DoubleTake
  14. Chapter 5: Filters and Add-ons
    1. Working with Plug-ins in Vegas
    2. Vegas Pro Production Assistant
    3. Pixelan SpiceMASTER 2
    4. CreativEase
    5. Boris FX
    6. Wax/DebugMode Software
    7. Red Giant Software
    8. ProDad and NewBlueFX
    9. VASST
  15. Chapter 6: Color Correction and Manipulation
    1. Understanding the Color-Correction Tools in Vegas
    2. Displays and Scopes
      1. Color Correction Tutorial #1
      2. Color Correction Tutorial #2
      3. Color Correction Tutorial #3
    3. Using Color Correction as FX
      1. Color Correction Tutorial #4
    4. Making Digital Video Look Filmlike
      1. Interlaced or Not?
      2. Gamma
      3. Shooting Video for the Large Screen
    5. Legal Colors
    6. End Note
  16. Chapter 7: Audio Tools in Vegas
    1. Recording Audio in Vegas
    2. Basic Setup
    3. Recording Multiple Tracks
    4. Advanced Recording Techniques and Tools
    5. Recording with Takes
    6. How About a Flyin’ Smooth Punch?
    7. Assigning Busses
    8. Using Busses for Routing Effects
    9. Audio Mixer
    10. FX Packaging
    11. FX to Go, Please?
    12. Inserting Effects without Using a Buss
    13. Using Track FX
    14. Tempo-Based FX
    15. Virtual Sound Technology
    16. Recording Multiple Tracks
    17. Synchronizing Vegas to External Devices
    18. Editing Audio in Vegas
    19. Placing Audio on the Timeline
    20. Extracting Audio from CDs
    21. Get ACIDized!
    22. Get the Mark Up
    23. Inserting Markers
    24. Rubber Audio
    25. Variable-Speed Audio in Vegas
    26. Reverse Decisions
    27. Snapping Audio Events
    28. Trimming Events on the Timeline
    29. Deleting Events from the Timeline
    30. Using Ripple Editing
    31. Grouping
    32. Working with Audio Plug-ins
    33. Automating FX in Vegas
    34. Working with Other Types of Plug-ins
      1. Noise Reduction
    35. Fingertip Mixing: Using the Mackie Control (and Other Control Devices in Vegas)
    36. Other Controlling Devices
    37. Audiomation?
    38. Training Vegas
    39. Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make!
    40. Feeling Fat? Get Thin!
    41. Faders Flying Everywhere
    42. Mixing Audio in Vegas
      1. Mixing Techniques
    43. Compression
    44. De-essing
    45. Using Equalization
    46. Using Reverb
    47. Mixing for 5.1 Surround Sound
    48. Surrounded by FX: Surround Plug-ins
    49. Mixing Surround or DVD Audio
    50. I’m All Mixed ...Down! Downmixing in Vegas
    51. Broadcast Wave Format
    52. Encoding Audio to AC-3
    53. Other Compressed Formats
    54. How Come the Audio Cats Get All the Cool Stuff?
  17. Chapter 8: Creating Titles in Vegas Pro 9
    1. The ProType Titling Tool
    2. Curves Presets
    3. Other Basic Tools
    4. Advanced Titling Tools
    5. Transferring Titles
    6. Using the Vegas Titler
    7. Title Properties
    8. Adding Effects to Text
    9. Flashy Titles
    10. Importing Static Graphics
  18. Chapter 9: Pan/Crop, Track Motion, and Basic Compositing in Vegas
    1. What Is Compositing?
    2. Using the Pan/Crop Tool
    3. Explanation of Pan/Crop Icons
    4. Masking with the Pan/Crop Tool
    5. But How Is This a Mask?
    6. Using Track Motion in Vegas
    7. Explanation of Track Motion Icons
    8. The Next Dimension: 3D Track Motion Tools
    9. Nesting Composites
    10. Parental Guidance/Shadows and Glow
    11. Ten-Bit Color and 32-Bit (Floating) Processing
    12. Rotated Display Functions
    13. Producing Rotated Media
    14. Generated Media
      1. Generated Media Tutorial
    15. Credit Rolls
    16. Creating/Using Masks in Vegas
      1. Mask Tutorial #1
      2. Mask Tutorial #2
      3. Mask Tutorial #3
      4. Mask Tutorial #4
    17. Compositing Modes in Vegas
      1. Displacement Map Tutorial
      2. Height Map Tutorial
      3. Bump Map
    18. Using Chroma-Key Tools in Vegas
    19. Creating a Garbage Matte in Vegas
    20. Create a Holograph in Vegas!
    21. Motion Blur
    22. Supersampling
  19. Chapter 10: Media Manager
    1. Conceptual Overview
    2. User Interface Layout
    3. Setup and Preferences
    4. Changing Options
    5. Create a New Library
    6. Adding Media to the Media Manager
    7. Organizing Your Media with Tags
    8. Seek and You Shall Find
    9. Quick Text or Keyword Search
    10. Advanced Search
    11. Conclusion
  20. Chapter 11: Output and Export
    1. Last Steps with Vegas
    2. Audio Output Formats
    3. Mastering
    4. Burning to a Master CD
    5. Track-at-Once CDs
    6. Mastering Audio for Video
    7. Using Compression in Vegas for Video
    8. Using Equalizers
    9. Dithering Audio in Vegas
    10. Rendering Options in Vegas
      1. Rendering to an AVI
    11. Exporting Projects to Third-Party Applications
    12. EDLs and Vegas
    13. AAF Import/Export
    14. Outputting Other Than AVI Files
    15. Outputting an AC-3 Format File
    16. Creating a VCD/SVCD
    17. Additional Rendering Options
    18. Network Rendering
      1. Setting Up the Rendering Network (Render Farming)
      2. Rendering Clients
    19. Monitoring the Rendering Progress
      1. File Mapping
    20. Additional Functions of the Network Rendering Application
    21. High-Definition Video
    22. 4:2:2 MPEG Capability
    23. New Codecs
    24. Scripting
    25. Using Vegas with DVD Architect
  21. Chapter 12: Alternative Delivery
    1. Creating High-Quality Portable Media
    2. Shooting, Editing, and Delivering
    3. Production
    4. Editing
    5. Audio for Internet Delivery
    6. How Is Audio Preprocessed for the Web?
    7. Delivery
    8. Importing a Spreadsheet
    9. Rendering for YouTube and Other UGC Sites
    10. Rendering for iPod/Podcasts
    11. PSP Support
  22. Chapter 13: 24p HDCAM/DVCAM Workflow for the Independent Filmmaker
    1. Overview
    2. 24p HDCAM Acquisition
    3. Setting Up a 24p Vegas Project
    4. Additional Capture Notes
    5. Remove 2-3 Pulldown from the Downconverted 60i DV Clips
    6. Editing with 24p DV Video Files
    7. 24p Timecode
    8. Create Finished Audio Tracks in a 24p Vegas Timeline
    9. Create Finished Composites and Video FX, and Export as 24p HD Uncompressed .AVI Files
    10. Exporting a 24p EDL
    11. 24p DVDs
    12. Exporting the Project to DV
  23. Chapter 14: 4K Resolutions and Sony Vegas Pro 9
    1. Accessing RED Decode/Raw Data
    2. Previewing a 4K Project
    3. Outputting a RED File
    4. Other Benefits of 4K Resolution Support in Vegas Pro 9
  24. Index
  25. What’s on the DVD