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Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner's Guide

Book Description

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Edit videos with style and ease using Vegas Pro with this book and ebook.

  • Edit slick, professional videos of all kinds with Sony Vegas Pro

  • Learn audio and video editing from scratch

  • Speed up your editing workflow

  • A practical beginner's guide with a fast-paced but friendly and engaging approach towards video editing

In Detail

Sony Vegas Pro is a widely used video editing tool that provides an efficient and intuitive environment for creating professional quality videos. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced video editor, Vegas Pro meets all your needs

Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner's Guide is packed with tips and advice on how to go about creating professional quality videos from scratch. With this book in hand, even a novice can start making a video or a short film quickly and easily.

Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner’s Guide takes you through the process of creating a video project from scratch. The book is packed with many screenshots to help illustrate time-saving editing techniques and how to spice up your video with beautiful effects and titles. You will also dive into audio editing, color correction, event panning and cropping along with various other techniques which will enable you to develop a solid foundation in video editing.

By the end of this book you will be able to create and edit videos with ease.

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Table of Contents

  1. Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner's Guide
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner's Guide
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Reviewers
    6. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    7. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Downloading the example code
        2. Errata
        3. Piracy
        4. Questions
    8. 1. Getting Acquainted with your New Best Friend: Vegas Pro 11 Overview
      1. A note on your computer
        1. System requirements
      2. Getting help
        1. Online Help
        2. Interactive Tutorials
      3. Getting to know the windows: Exploring the Vegas Pro 11 interface
        1. The Vegas Pro 11 windows
      4. Customizing the User Interface
      5. Time for action — customizing the Vegas User Interface
        1. What just happened?
      6. Beginner's Guide to Vegas Pro 11 Media
      7. Video Killed the Radio Star
      8. Summary
    9. 2. Let the Magic Begin: Beginning the Project and Acquiring Media
      1. Creating a project
      2. Project Properties
        1. Standard Definition versus High Definition
        2. Pixel Aspect Ratio
        3. FIELD ORDER
        4. FRAME RATE
        5. MATCH MEDIA SETTINGS
      3. Time for action — using the supplied clips to set Project Properties
        1. What just happened?
      4. Time for action — setting Project Properties from scratch
        1. What just happened?
        2. Pop quiz — formats
      5. The Preview Monitor
        1. Importing media clips
      6. Time for action — importing media
        1. What just happened?
          1. Importing from other sources
            1. Import
        2. What just happened?
      7. The Smart tool and media clips
      8. Keyboard Shortcuts
      9. Summary
    10. 3. Video Editing Concepts and Application
      1. Editing: A light history lesson
      2. Time for action — creating a second version of our project
        1. What just happened?
      3. What makes a good edit or cut
      4. Time for action — selecting edit points in our media clips
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — finding glitches and unwanted video artefacts
      5. Method two: Multicamera tool
      6. Time for action — creating edits with the Multicamera tool
        1. What just happened?
      7. Event panning and cropping tool
      8. Time for action — making a creative zoom with the Pan/Crop tool
      9. Time for more action removing an unwanted shadow
        1. What just happened?
      10. Slow and fast motion
      11. Time for action — using slow motion as a creative tool
        1. Pop quiz
      12. Summary
    11. 4. Essential Editing Tools
      1. Important preliminary points
      2. Video effects (a.k.a. FX)
      3. Time for action — applying global FX to our media
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — doing more with the FX
        3. Global FX (another option)
      4. Time for action — applying FX to individual clips
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — doing more with the Media FX
      5. Time for action — removing the muted media clips
        1. What just happened?
      6. Transitions
      7. Time for action — using transitions
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — doing more with transitions
      8. Media generators
      9. Time for action — media generators
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — doing more with media generators
      10. The advent of 3D editing
      11. Summary
    12. 5. Eye Catching Titles, Text, and Effects
      1. Titles and text
      2. Time for action — working with the SONY Pro Type Titler
        1. What just happened?
      3. Time for action — animating our title
        1. What just happened?
        2. Creating opening or closing titles
      4. Time for action — making a series of credits with the Sony Pro Type Titler
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — experimenting with the other Titler Collections
      5. Transitions: The key to a smooth flow
      6. Time for action — creating effective transitions
        1. What just happened?
        2. Production values
      7. Summary
    13. 6. Color Correction Techniques
      1. A note on our project
      2. What are White Balance and Level Correction?
      3. Time for action — using the White Balance tool
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — using White Balance on your own footage or pictures
      4. Level correction
        1. A lesson on levels
      5. Time for action — using the Levels plugin
        1. What just happened?
      6. Another way of looking at changes to levels and colors
        1. The Waveform scope
      7. Time for action — practical use of Levels and the Waveform scope
        1. What just happened?
        2. The RGB Parade scope
        3. The Histogram scope
      8. Time for action — using Levels and the Histogram scope on our project
        1. What just happened?
        2. The Vectorscope
      9. Time for action — learning to read the Vectorscope
        1. What just happened?
        2. Color correction and matching
      10. Time for action — color correction
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — fine tuning using the color correction tool
        3. Color Corrector Secondary plugin: Reducing the red
      11. Time for action — removing the redness using the Color Corrector Secondary plugin
        1. What just happened?
      12. Summary
    14. 7. Look, I Made it Move!!—Automating Tools in Sony Vegas
      1. Pan/crop and zooming automation
      2. Time for action — automating the pan/crop tool
        1. Zooming
        2. Panning left to right
        3. What just happened?
        4. Have a go hero — doing more with video panning
      3. Parameter automation
      4. Time for action — automating parameters
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — doing more with FX automation (animation)
      5. The Track Motion Tool
      6. Time for action — using Track Motion to move two tracks together
        1. What just happened?
        2. The Motion Blur Tool
      7. Time for action — adding Motion Blur
        1. What just happened?
      8. Summary
    15. 8. The Importance of Audio
      1. Concepts of audio
      2. Audio 101
      3. Time for action — load and listen to the tones file
        1. What just happened?
      4. Equalization
      5. Time for action — using the EQ plugin to equalize a guitar sound
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — Equalize the acoustic guitar to your liking
        3. Compression
      6. Time for action — using the Compressor plugin to change an audio clip
        1. What just happened?
        2. Noise Gate
        3. Pop quiz — on the Audio Track FX
        4. Have a go hero — using the Track FX on multiple tracks
      7. The mixing console
      8. Time for action — using the mixing console
        1. What just happened?
      9. Summary
    16. 9. Soundtrack of our Lives: Audio for Video
      1. Recording the spoken word
        1. Microphones
      2. Recording a voice over into Vegas Pro 11
      3. Time for action — recording audio into Vegas Pro 11
        1. What just happened?
        2. Have a go hero — creating an atmosphere with music and voice
      4. Music copyright
        1. Creating original music with products such as ACID Music Studio
      5. Surround sound concepts and Vegas Pro
      6. Time for action — using Surround Sound tools in Vegas Pro 11
        1. What just happened?
      7. Summary
    17. 10. Can I put this on YouTube?: Rendering and Delivering the Final Project
      1. Video compression
        1. Codecs
        2. Video formats available
          1. Image Sequence
          2. AVC
          3. MPG (MPEG)
          4. MOV
          5. Real Media
          6. Sony AVC
          7. Sony MXF
          8. AVI
          9. WMV
          10. XDCAM EX
          11. FLV
      2. Audio formats available
        1. ATRAC Audio
        2. AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format)
        3. DOLBY AC-3
        4. FLAC AUDIO (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
        5. MP3
        6. Ogg VORBIS
        7. Sony Perfect Clarity Audio
        8. Sony Wave 64
        9. Wave
        10. Windows Media Audio
      3. Rendering video and audio for DVD Architect
      4. Time for action - preparing Master Files for DVD Architect
        1. What just happened?
        2. Pop quiz
      5. Rendering for the Web
        1. Have a go hero
        2. Burning DVD or Blu-ray directly from the timeline
      6. Time for action - burning a disc directly from the timeline
        1. What just happened?
        2. More rendering information
      7. Summary
    18. A. Pop Quiz Answers
      1. Chapter 2, Let the Magic Begin: Beginning the Project and Acquiring Media
      2. Chapter 3, Video Editing Concepts and Application
      3. Chapter 8, The Importance of Audio
      4. Chapter 10, Can I Put This On YouTube?: Rendering and Delivering the Final Project
    19. Index