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Instant Vegas 5 by Douglas Spotted Eagle

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Chapter 2

It’s Vegas, Baby

Let’s take a closer look at these powerful programs, tour their interfaces, and customize them to the way you work.

The Nickel Tour

Vegas and Vegas Movie Studio look a little different compared to other NLEs. The Timeline dominates the computer screen and is where you’ll be doing most of your editing work. There is only one video monitor, which does double duty as both a way to preview individual files and the project as a whole.

Access the various menus by clicking the words along the screen top. Below these menus is the toolbar providing one-click access to many functions. Directly under the toolbar on the left is the time display. Under this, along the left of the screen is the track list. Adjacent to the track list ...

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