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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-NINE: Slip Trim & Slip Edit

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-NINE: Slip Trim & Slip Edit
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In this tutorial, we carry on learning helpful tools to use when editing in the timeline. Andrew demonstrates both a slip edit and slip trims, which are powerful ways to ensure that you see exactly the part of an event you want to see, even 'locking' in place an in-point or an out-point as you choose the portion of a clip you want to see.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-EIGHT: Rolling Edits

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-EIGHT: Rolling Edits
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Time stretch and rolling edits are key tools for quick and efficient editing in the timeline when working towards a final edit. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates both functions showing how quickly and easily they can be done in Sony Vegas Pro.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SEVEN: Creating Sub-Clips

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SEVEN: Creating Sub-Clips
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Knowing how to create, organise and use sub-clips is an important skill for a video editor, as it enables us to quickly go through a longer clip and select just the portions we want to use and have them fall into a smart bin ready to drop onto our timeline when needed. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to create sub-clips in the trimmer and on the timeline and how to make them go directly to a smart bin organised and ready to use.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SIX: Managing Large Projects 2

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-SIX: Managing Large Projects 2
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The ability to be able to group and then minimise tracks can save a lot of screen real-estate and is a great way to organise the various different sections of your project. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to group tracks and add and remove additional tracks to and from a group as well as pointing out a couple of potential problems with grouped tracks and how to avoid them.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FIVE: Managing Large Projects 1

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FIVE: Managing Large Projects 1
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Sometimes our timelines can become very complex due to the amount of material we are trying to process in our projects. Using the technique in this tutorial, you can partition your project up into manageable chunks and work with those inside a master project seeing changes made being updated with multiple instances of Sony Vegas Pro open together.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FOUR: Controlling Transitions

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-FOUR: Controlling Transitions
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about the appropriate use of transitions in your timeline as opposed to the normal use of simple jump cuts. Andrew shows how to change the length of a transition and some of the dangers of not having sufficient head or tail footage in your media when working with transitions and how to solve these problems by changing the place your transitions take place from.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-THREE: Other Useful Preferences

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-THREE: Other Useful Preferences
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In this tutorial, Andrew goes through some of the many preferences in Sony Vegas Pro, picking up on those preferences that will help you in your editing. Including, among others, things like video card options, RAM settings, automatic cross-fades for multiple items added to a timeline, still image default duration, still image fitting to the aspect ratio of your project and sound card options, etc.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-TWO: Video Proxy: How & Why
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts by showing how Sony Vegas can simplify the search for footage in certain types of camera footage file formats and then goes on to talks about the need for and the use of video proxy with some kinds of footage. Andrew shows how to create a proxy and how to make sure that the original and not the proxy gets used in the final render - or, how to use the proxy in a render if you want to create a fast render to demonstrate the progress being made so far.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-ONE: Blending Odd Footage Sizes

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY-ONE: Blending Odd Footage Sizes
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In this tutorial, Andrew discusses the potential problems of working with footage of different sizes within your timeline in Sony Vegas Pro and what to watch out for or be aware of should you need to use such footage.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY: Auto Ripple & Toolbar Options

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWENTY: Auto Ripple & Toolbar Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to customize your toolbar to add or remove buttons to make your editing simpler and then goes on to explains what 'Auto Ripple' is and shows some of the dangers of using it but also how useful and powerful it can be when editing in your timeline.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINETEEN: Changing Properties of Clips

Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINETEEN: Changing Properties of Clips
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This tutorial looks at previewing clips in your Explorer and Project Media panels, changing the properties of single and multiple clips, finding, navigating and selecting events in your timeline, splitting events, temporarily un-grouping clips and creating 'J' and 'L' cuts.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHTEEN: The Importance of Markers

Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHTEEN: The Importance of Markers
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Markers are an important tool in the arsenal of a video editor to mark edit as well as to make notes, pass on notes to other editors and organise your projects. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis will show how to apply, make notes with, navigate and move markers in your projects.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVENTEEN: 4-Point Edits

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVENTEEN: 4-Point Edits
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what a 4-point edit is and how simple it is to apply within Sony Vegas Pro through the Trimmer window and the Timeline panel. 4-Point edits are great when you need to speed-up or slow-down a clip to fit in a specific space to match audio or other key timing requirements of your video.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIXTEEN: The Trimmer Window

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIXTEEN: The Trimmer Window
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis introduces us to the Trimmer window and has a quick look at the preferences to make better use of the Trimmer window. Andrew shows how to very quickly select portions of your media clips to drop on the timeline to create a 'rough cut' ready for fine editing and explains what a 3-point edit is.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTEEN: Customize Keyboard Shortcuts

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTEEN: Customize Keyboard Shortcuts
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If you want to become a fast and efficient editor, you need to learn your keyboard shortcuts and in this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows you where to find your keyboard shortcuts, how to customise them and then introduces us to some helpful/essential shortcuts to get us started.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FOURTEEN: .veg Project File Options

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FOURTEEN: .veg Project File Options
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to open .veg project files both as timeline events and as complete projects, how to preview multiple takes as a single event in your timeline and how to bring in just the video or audio portion of a clip to your timeline.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTEEN: Track Headers

Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTEEN: Track Headers
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In this tutorial, we start to look at the various options, buttons and sliders in the track headers. While some of these items will require tutorials all of their own this tutorial gives a quick and helpful overview of all that the headers (both video and audio) can do.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWELVE: Timeline Navigation

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TWELVE: Timeline Navigation
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In this tutorial, Andrew shows some options to navigate frame perfectly in the timeline for both the cursor and for regions. Andrew also shows how to customise the timecode readout panel and how to play back your timeline forwards and backwards at variable speeds with your mouse.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics ELEVEN: Timeline Event/Clip Features

Sony Vegas Pro Basics ELEVEN: Timeline Event/Clip Features
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through the options for Events or clips in the timeline which include detailed fade and crossfade options, video opacity and audio gain as well as mentioning Event Pan/Crop and Event FX - both of which will be covered in much greater detail later in the series.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics TEN: Timeline Events & Creating Tracks

Sony Vegas Pro Basics TEN: Timeline Events & Creating Tracks
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In this tutorial, Andrew briefly goes through adding events to your timeline, as well as creating new tracks and making sure that selected events go to the right track. Andrew also introduces a few important navigation keyboard shortcuts.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINE: Preview, Overlay & Snapshot

Sony Vegas Pro Basics NINE: Preview, Overlay & Snapshot
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis takes you through the various icons at the top of the video preview monitor including adding effects (Note: any effects added here will be to the whole of your video - and not individual events), split screen modes, overlay modes, snapshots and preview options - valuable information!

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVEN: Capturing HDV Footage

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SEVEN: Capturing HDV Footage
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In this tutorial, Andrew demonstrates how to capture footage to your hard drive from an HDV camera using a Firewire or i.link cable.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHT: Project Settings

Sony Vegas Pro Basics EIGHT: Project Settings
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In this tutorial, Andrew shows how to get to and change your project settings in Sony Vegas Pro. Andrew also talks about interlaced and progressive footage as well as frame rate and fields for NTSC (US & Japan) and PAL (UK, Europe etc) as well as some other useful options.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIX: Smart Bins/Searching Your Assets

Sony Vegas Pro Basics SIX: Smart Bins/Searching Your Assets
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In this tutorial, we look in detail at the Smart Bin advanced search function inside of Sony Vegas Pro, whereby we can find clips based on things like their name, tags, comments and a host of other options. We look at how to make a Smart Bin permanent and how it updates and constantly searches for any new or changed clips that may be added to your project as dynamic Bins - which is again an excellent way to quickly and efficiently organise your assets.

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Andrew Devis
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Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIVE: Tagging Media Assets into Bins

Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIVE: Tagging Media Assets into Bins
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates a quick and efficient way of organising your assets using 'tags'. The importance of an organised Project Media Panel can't be overstated especially when dealing with longer or more complex projects. 'Tags' are an excellent way to quickly get multiple assets into well-named Bins where they will be easy to find, search and use.

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Andrew Devis
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