Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner's Guide


Sony Vegas Pro 11 Beginner's Guide
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  • 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

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 264 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2012
ISBN : 1849691703
ISBN 13 : 9781849691703
Author(s) : Duncan Wood
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Beginner's Guides, Web Graphics & Video

Table of Contents

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

                      Duncan Wood

                      A 35 year veteran of the Music and Video industries, Duncan Wood has certainly seen his share of changes and advances in technologies in these two fields. Having worked with a large range of music artists from household names such as Savage Garden, The Veronicas and Jon English, through to a list way too long to mention of unknowns and up and comers, Duncan has had hands on experience starting in the days of Analogue Tape and Video through to today’s Digital Media Formats. As owner and director of his company Touchwood Productions (http://www.touchwoodproductions.com ), Duncan is active on a daily basis pushing the boundaries and forging pathways to have his productions see light of day in this ever changing landscape of the Multi Media Industries. Always keen to help the next generation of Music and Video editors strive to succeed, Duncan hwas been excited to be writeing the Beginners Guide for Sony Vegas Pro 11. His hands on experience combined with his years of experience presented with the PACKT PUBLISHING BOOK format will make for an exciting read for those keen to conquer this powerful software.

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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Easy and quick steps to make a video
                      • Import media from different sources
                      • Learn about the various editing tools available in Vegas Pro to save you time during the editing process
                      • Add professional, animated titles and transitions to enhance your videos' look
                      • Fix the colors in your footage with advanced color correction tools
                      • Export your projects to DVD, Blu-Ray, YouTube, and more

                      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.

                      Approach

                      The book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to guide you through the process of creating a video project with Vegas Pro. With each chapter, you will “level up” your video editing skills.

                      Who this book is for

                      Are you keen on creating professional quality videos? You know little or nothing about video editing and Vegas Pro? Then this book is a perfect fit for you to dive headfirst into video production with Vegas Pro.

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