VEGAS Pro Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/magixvegas Creative COW Library of VEGAS Pro, tips, and strategies. en-us Wed, 13 Nov 2019 06:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 3 - Alpha Channels https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_alpha_channels.php When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The truth is more complex, and a quite bit more interesting! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for Part 3 of the best look behind the tec Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:40:52 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use 2: Advanced Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_everyone_can_use_advanced_blend_modes.php Whether you're a full-time compositor and VFX artist, an editor working in one of the many NLEs that supports Blend Modes (including Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP and FCPX, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Rsolve, and VEGAS Pro), or whether you just want the additional graphics power that comes with insight Mon, 01 Oct 2018 01:01:01 GMT Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 1 - Blend Modes https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/compositing_secrets_blend_modes.php Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for the best look behind the technology of blend modes that you've ever seen. This isn't just for graphics and VFX, but for video editors too -- anyone who puts anything together, and wants to learn more about HOW Thu, 13 Sep 2018 03:42:17 GMT Pixelan DIssolveMaster Review: Organic, Powerful, Affordable https://library.creativecow.net/spottedeagle_douglas/Pixelan-DissolveMaster/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/spottedeagle_douglas/Pixelan-DissolveMaster.php Organic, powerful, affordable, easy to use -- what else are you looking for from a plug-in package? Creative COW's Douglas Spotted Eagle found even more than he expected from Pixelan DissolveMaster, plug-ins for Adobe After Effects and Premiere, and Sony Vegas. Douglas invites you to see just how el Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas Pro Basics FORTY: Track Motion & 3D Track Motion https://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_40/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_40.php Track Motion has nothing to do with tracking motion but is the ability to animate a whole track which includes all the events/clips on that track. Additionally, you can animate a track in 2D & 3D giving some really cool options inside Sony Vegas Pro. However, if you also want to use Layer Dimensiona Fri, 02 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-NINE: Animating & Keyframes https://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_39/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_39.php Previously we looked at 'spring loaded' animation in the Event Pan/Crop panel, but this time Andrew Devis looks at the animation toggle switch which allows us to choose which values we want to animate of any given effect. Andrew goes through how to use the toggle and has a closer look at both 'Lanes Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-EIGHT: Layer Dimensionality https://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_38/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_38.php Layer Dimensionality can be applied in several different ways inside of Sony Vegas Pro and is a powerful effect which can give the illusion of depth to an item and is great for PiPs (Picture in Picture) and text to help them to stand-out in your production. In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes throug Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas Pro Basics THIRTY-SIX: Masking - Other Tools https://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_36/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/Sony-Vegas-Pro_36.php In this second tutorial on creating and using masks in Sony Vegas Pro, Andrew Devis shows how to modify masks, add masks and create masks with the various tools in the Event Pan/Crop panel - this is very helpful when trying to create complex masks for your productions. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMT HitFilm 2 Ultimate - Coming to a MAC Near You https://library.creativecow.net/devis_andrew/HitFilm-review/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/HitFilm-review.php HitFilm have just launched a KickStarter to bring their 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing software to Mac. Andrew Devis looks at the software package for Creative COW. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:00:00 GMT NAB 2013: Sony Creative Software https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/NAB_2013-Sony-Creative-Software/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/NAB_2013-Sony-Creative-Software.php Sony Creative Software offered some important updates with its Vegas Pro 12 software. Chief among the upgrades was native support for 4K and support for Panasonic's P2 cameras. Sony Creative Software also highlighted SpectraLayers Pro and Sound Forge Pro Mac, which were shown as a technology demonst Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas Pro 12: The Lightness/a/b Vector Scope https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-Vectorscope/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-Vectorscope.php In this Sony Vegas 12 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz looks at the Lightness/a/b Vector Scope. This is a follow-up to the tutorial on the Color Match and LAB Adjust FX, for which the Lightness/a/b Vector Scope is particularly useful. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas Pro 12: Color Match, LAB Adjust & Masking https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-Color-Match-Effect/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-Color-Match-Effect.php In this Sony Vegas Pro 12 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz looks at the new Color Match effect, which allows you to match one clip to another; the LAB Adjust effect, which allows you to modify the color match; and the new effect masking capability. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:45:04 GMT Working with Layers in Sony Vegas https://library.creativecow.net/van_der_westen_roy/Sony-Vegas_Depth-in-Layers/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/van_der_westen_roy/Sony-Vegas_Depth-in-Layers.php In this tutorial, Roy van der Westen will demonstrate how to create depth in Sony Vegas by working with layers. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 07:11:08 GMT NAB 2012: Sony Creative Software https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/NAB_2012-Sony-Creative-Software/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/NAB_2012-Sony-Creative-Software.php Sony Creative Software had a fruitful NAB 2012, introducing two particularly interesting audio and video editing tools: Spectral Layers, which lets audio professionals precisely de-construct and change an audio mix, and TemplateBuilder, which maximizes creative time spent on motion graphics. Vegas P Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Shift Tilt effect in Sony Vegas https://library.creativecow.net/van_der_westen_roy/Sony-Vegas_Tilt-Shift/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/van_der_westen_roy/Sony-Vegas_Tilt-Shift.php In this tutorial, accomplished COW leader Roy van der Westen demonstratrates how to create the "shift tilt" effect in Sony Vegas. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 17:34:15 GMT Multiple Split Screen in Sony Vegas https://library.creativecow.net/van_der_westen_roy/Sony-Vegas_Multiple-Splitscreen/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/van_der_westen_roy/Sony-Vegas_Multiple-Splitscreen.php In this tutorial, Roy van der Westen will demonstrate how to make a multiple split screen in Sony Vegas, and saving the presets in the "Trackmotion tool. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:08:08 GMT Vegas Pro 11 Powers Up! https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/Sony-Vegas-Upgrade/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/Sony-Vegas-Upgrade.php Sony Creative Software brought a significant improvement in processing power to its latest upgrade of Vegas editing technology. Vegas Pro 11 takes full advantage of OpenCL - the first Windows-based nonlinear editing system to do so - supporting the open standard for core video editing operations, vi Mon, 05 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Using GPU Acceleration in Sony Vegas Pro 11 https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-GPU-Acceleration/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-GPU-Acceleration.php GPU Acceleration is the most important enhancement in Sony Vegas Pro 11 for most users. Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz takes you through the basics of using this feature, including making sure you have a supported graphics card, the right driver, and the right build of Vegas. Benefits include s Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:15:39 GMT OFX Plug-Ins in Sony Vegas Pro 11: Multiple Parameter Curves https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-OFX/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-OFX.php Expanded support for OFX plug-ins is an important enhancement in Sony Vegas Pro 11. In this tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz demonstrates the major advantage of OFX Plug-Ins, namely, the ability to manipulate a separate curve for each parameter in the plug-in. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:58:12 GMT Creating Text in Sony Vegas Pro 11 https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-Creating-Text/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Sony-Vegas-Creating-Text.php There are two new text plug-ins in Vegas 11: "Titles & Text" and "NewBlue Titler Pro." In addition, there are some user interface changes in the "ProType Titler" that has been around since Vegas 8. Finally, the "Legacy Text" plug-in is still supported. In this Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:56:55 GMT Sony Vegas Pro 10 - 3D Basics https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/3D-Basics-Vegas-10/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/3D-Basics-Vegas-10.php Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) is a new feature in Sony Vegas Pro 10. Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz takes you through the basics of creating S3D in Vegas, including setting the 3D mode, importing clips for the left and right views, pairing the clips, adjusting and correcting the 3D footage, and renderi Wed, 17 Nov 2010 23:01:14 GMT Vegas 10 - Multicamera Editing https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Vegas-10_Multicamera-Editing/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Vegas-10_Multicamera-Editing.php Multicamera editing is a powerful capability which has been enhanced in Sony Vegas 10. Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz takes you through all the main features and functions of multicamera editing. Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:19:35 GMT Image Stabilization in Vegas Pro 10 https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Image-Stabilization/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Image-Stabilization.php Image stabilization is a new feature in Vegas Pro 10. In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz goes through the basics of image stabilization, including a workaround for stabilizing Panasonic MXF files, and using takes to preview multiple stabilization alternatives. Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:24:05 GMT 007 Style Masking Techniques for Sony Vegas https://library.creativecow.net/van_der_westen_roy/007-masking/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/van_der_westen_roy/007-masking.php Act like you are James Bond: use masking, threshold, and a black and white filter to simulate the title effect from the enduring James Bond movies with this Sony Vegas video tutorial by Roy van der Westen for Creative COW. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:32:22 GMT NewBlueFX Text Effect - Sony Vegas https://library.creativecow.net/van_der_westen_roy/NewBlueFX-Text-Effect/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/van_der_westen_roy/NewBlueFX-Text-Effect.php In this video tutorial, Roy van der Westen shows how to use the "Train Ride" plug-in from NewBlueFX in Sony Vegas to create some lighting effects on text. Fri, 24 Sep 2010 18:29:07 GMT Raylight Ultra and Sony Vegas 9 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/raylight_ultra.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/raylight_ultra.php Creative Cow Leader Michael Hurwicz looks at DVFilm's Raylight Ultra plug-in, which provides transparent support for Panasonic MXF files in Sony Vegas. Testing Vegas Pro 9 and running under Windows XP and Vista, Michael was happy with Ultra's core functionality but had problems with its suppress rec Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:51:07 GMT Sony Vegas Pro 9 https://library.creativecow.net/harvey_jim/sony_vegas_pro9/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/sony_vegas_pro9.php In this article, CreativeCOW's Jim Harvey takes a look the new release of Vegas Pro 9 and determines ...This is one of the most comprehensive editing suites out there and certainly the most comprehensive version of VEGAS to be released. Sun, 19 Jul 2009 16:53:02 GMT Excalibur 6.0 Custom Command for Sony Vegas Pro 8 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/excalibur_6.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/excalibur_6.php If you read the review of Excalibur 4.5 from Jim Harvey in 2005, you know that he liked the plug in very much. So much so that he gave it the full 5 cows. So it will come as no surprise that Jim likes the newest edition as well. In this review, Jim points out that there are some very nice and useful Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT Vegas Pro 8 Collection https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas_pro8.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas_pro8.php In this review, CreativeCOWs Jim Harvey takes a look at The Vegas Pro collection which combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby(R) Digital AC-3 encoding software to offer an integrated environment for all phases of professional video, audio, DVD, and broadcast production. Thu, 03 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT DVFilm Raylight in Sony Vegas https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/vegas8_raylight/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/vegas8_raylight.php Creative Cow Leader Michael Hurwicz looks at DVFilm's Raylight plug-in, which provides transparent support for Panasonic MXF files in Sony Vegas. Michael finds Raylight to be an elegant and reliable solution. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas 8: What's New, What's Required & More https://library.creativecow.net/troxel_edward/07-09_newsletter/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/troxel_edward/07-09_newsletter.php Edward started the Vegas + DVD Tips, Tricks, and Scripts newsletter to cover all topics from the beginning basics to the more advanced features. The goal is to provide extended information on individual topics beyond what a quick forum answer could cover and to provide a repository of information fo Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:00:00 GMT The VEGAS 6 COMPANION https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas_6.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas_6.php CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews The Vegas 6 Companion Training Series and comments, ''Gary Kleiner knows VEGAS. He has been working with the program since dirt was a new idea, and in that time, he has uncovered all sorts of big and little secrets about the program that make wo Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas and The 20th Annual Stellar Awards Broadcast https://library.creativecow.net/articles/duncan_timothy/stellars.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/duncan_timothy/stellars.php In this article, Creative Cows Timothy Duncan explores how Northstar Studios used Sony Vegas, the Excalibur plug-ins, multi-cam wizard for Vegas and SD-Connect video converter from Convergent Design to help create this years 20th Annual Stellar Awards broadcast -- a ten camera shoot recorded January Sat, 17 Dec 2005 08:00:00 GMT Excalibur 4.5 Vegas Plug-In https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/excalibur.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/excalibur.php In this article, CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews Excalibur 4.5 Scripting plug-in for Sony Vegas and writes...''Ed Troxel is well known to anyone who has even a passing knowledge of Vegas. His program Excalibur is a marvelous plug-in that takes well-written scripts and allows t Fri, 26 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas 6 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/vegas6.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/vegas6.php Michael Hurwicz looks at Sony's Vegas 6.0 video/audio editing software, picking up where Jim Harvey left off. Tue, 05 Jul 2005 07:00:00 GMT Sony Vegas 6.0 Reviewed https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/sony_vegas6.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/sony_vegas6.php CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Jim Harvey reviews the exciting new release of Sony Vegas 6.0 and says, ''It's here and I'm loving it! The release of Sony Vegas 6.0 has been eagerly awaited by previous users as well as those just embarking on the NLE adventure. Sony has stepped up to the plate w Thu, 16 Jun 2005 07:00:00 GMT Jim Harvey reviews Vegas 5 from Sony Pictures https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas5_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas5_rev.php Last year Jim Harvey considered himself fortunate to review Vegas 4, but when Sonic Foundry was acquired by Sony Pictures, everyone wondered what would happen to Vegas -- Jim included. Many doubted that Sony would continue developing Vegas but Vegas 5 has proven the nay-sayers wrong. Not only has So Wed, 02 Jun 2004 07:00:00 GMT Matrix style Bullet-time effect in Vegas Video https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kumar_satish/vegas_morph.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kumar_satish/vegas_morph.php In this tutorial, Satish Kumar demonstrates the famous Matrix style Bullet-time effect in Vegas Video: A man leaps in the air with a gun, fires a shot, and then hovers in the air while the camera moves around him 180 degrees. To create this effect, we have the shot of the man leaping in the air as a Wed, 17 Dec 2003 08:00:00 GMT Glenn DeLaune takes a look at Vegas 4 Editing Workshop https://library.creativecow.net/articles/delaune_glenn/vegas4_book.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/delaune_glenn/vegas4_book.php Videographer Glenn DeLaune takes a look at Vegas 4 Editing Workshop by Douglas Spotted Eagle and concludes "...This book is a must have for anybody that owns Sony Vegas 4 editing software. From the beginner to the master, Douglas Spotted Eagle uncovers many secrets and tricks you can use on you Tue, 21 Oct 2003 07:00:00 GMT Smoke and Fog in Sony Vegas https://library.creativecow.net/articles/block_bryan/smoke_vegas.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/block_bryan/smoke_vegas.php In this tutorial, Bryan Block will walk you step by step through the creation of an opening title reminiscent of the ''X-Files'' television show using Photoshop and your NLE. Thu, 22 May 2003 07:00:00 GMT Mike Gondek examines Real World Digital Video https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/rwdv_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/rwdv_rev.php CreativeCOW leader, Mike Gondek examines Real World Digital Video by Pete Shaner and Gerald Everett Jones and published by Peachpit Press, (434 pages). Thu, 08 May 2003 07:00:00 GMT Digital Compositing for NTSC Broadcast Segments with Sonic Foundry Vegas Video 3.0 https://library.creativecow.net/wilhite_bryan/ntsc_broadcast/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilhite_bryan/ntsc_broadcast.php Late last year, Bryan Wilhite had the opportunity to do some digital compositing work on a feature-length documentary about the life of the great theatre, television and screen actress Beah Richards. Vegas Video was the indespensable tool for his role in the production. In this article, Bryan shares Tue, 06 May 2003 07:00:00 GMT Jim Harvey reviews Vegas 4 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas4_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/harvey_jim/vegas4_rev.php In the never ending war of which NLE is the best, it appears that Sonic Foundry has quietly set into motion a program that threatens to rock the NLE world and turn it all on its head. Jim Harvey takes a good look at Vegas 4 to see what everyone's been talking about. Fri, 14 Feb 2003 08:00:00 GMT Compositing Images in a Bubble in Vegas Video https://library.creativecow.net/green_james/bubbles/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/green_james/bubbles.php The primary aim of this tutorial will be to create a composite image of a bubble with moving/still images inside. The secondary objective is to demonstrate to the user the convergence of 3D modeling with compositing and non linear editing applications. James Green will demonstrate that this is a ver Mon, 07 Oct 2002 07:00:00 GMT