Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Sony Vegas Tutorial - Time Stop/Time Freeze

NOTE: Yes, I couldn't show you the example in the beginning, my bad, no worries though!

This tutorial shows you how to, "freeze time" for a set amount of time in Sony Vegas. This will work in all versions of Sony Vegas.

Very simple to do, enjoy!

Difficulty: Novice

Prior Knowledge: Widescreen, Color Correcting


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Black Ops Sony Vegas Edit

I recorded this without a capture card, just uploaded it to's theatre mode


Sunday, 14 November 2010



Friday, 12 November 2010

Sony Vegas Pro 10 Overview

The Vegas™ Pro 10 collection offers an efficient and intuitive environment for professional audio and video production, as well as DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring. This comprehensive suite offers the most robust and progressive platform available for content creation and production. With innovative stereoscopic 3D tools, broad format support, superior video effects processing, unparalleled audio support, and a full complement of editorial features, the Vegas Pro 10 collection delivers everything needed to produce outstanding results.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Smooth Slow Motion Audio

New tutorial just finished, hope you find it helpful

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

200 Subscribers

Our Youtube Comedy Channel just hit 200 well earned subscribers!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sony Vegas Pro 9 in Action

A sketch I made a while back using only Sony Vegas Pro 9

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The Greastist Youtube Performance Ever

You can thank me later

Monday, 18 October 2010

Media A-level

In my media class at the moment, going over my film script for my school life project ("It's a pile of wank" accourding to my buddy Rhys, who is also stroking his genitals...yay -_-).

Any way, lol like a lollercaust.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Sony Vegas 8 Lightsaber Effect


FOR MULTIPLE LIGHTSABERS, you have to repeat the process for the other lightsaber, so if it takes two tracks to make one, it takes four tracks to make two, or six to make three, etc. Yes, it’s a pain in the ass, but that’s what you have to do.

IF YOU CAN’T MOVE THE MASK POINTS THE WAY YOU WANT TO, look to the toolbar on the left of the Event Pan/Crop window. When working in masking mode, at the bottom of the toolbar, you should see a button with a blue line on it. If it’s a vertical line, you can only move the points up and down. If it’s horizontal, you can only move it left and right. If you want to move it both ways, you have to click on the button until the line turns into a cross. That cross indicates that you can now move the points in whatever direction you want.

If you’re wondering why your Vegas doesn’t have the “Mask” thing, it’s because I’m using Vegas PROFESSIONAL. If you’re using Movie Studio or Platinum, you won’t have it, and you won’t be able to do it. You need the professional version.

Now before you ask me how much it costs, the newest version of Vegas Professional is $525. I made this with the assumption that anyone who watches it will already have Vegas.

I assume that the same thing can be done with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere, or any other major editing system. Just don’t ask me about it, ’cause I don’t know. I only assume.

I didn’t bother with sound effects. If you need sounds, go here:

This will work with Vegas Pro 8. It will work with any version of Vegas 6 or later, as long as it’s Pro and not wither Movie Studio or Platinum Edition.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Artificial Darkness Film Effect

In this tutorial we will be taking a look at creating that 'flashlight' home movie horror film look but when you've filmed day time footage!

Apply 'Color Curves' Night > Add Bump Map Spotlight up (flat) > Ajust setting, so it looks like you are shining a flash light towards the middle of the screen > Apply 'Half Saturation' > Apply 'Decrease Gamma' > Add curves and play around to make it darker and you should be done.

Optional - You can add the 'Night Vision' and some 'Film Grain' if you want to spook out your audience even more!

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Sunday, 26 September 2010

What Tutorial Do You Guys Want?

I want something challenging? Something crazy! And I shall deliver, with a video too!
So comment!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Sin City & The Spirit Film Effect

If you've watched the Sin City/The Spirit film or even if you've just read the graphic novel, you've noticed how the whole thing is in black and white, but with certain colours left in (normally red). For example, the spirits red tie, always in colour. Anyway, this will be a simple yet effective tutorial for you Sony Vegas people.

Video Effects > Color Corrector Secondary > Use the colour picker and pick a red on the video footage > Invert Mask > Saturation = 0 > Limit Lumanance tick, then 0 on Low and Max on High > Limit Saturation how you like and what looks best, smooth = max > Experiment by moving the bars > Fin

As you can see from the first image, my face was very Sun Burnt so It didn't help! xD

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Monday, 20 September 2010

Circular Edge Film Gradient

If you want to give your films that professional quality of a Circular Edge Film Gradient like in the picture, then listen up.

Media Generators > Colour Gradiant > Elliptical Transparent to Black > Drag onto video track > Once the 'option' box is up, drag the number 2 circle to the bottom right corner, leave the number 1 where it is > Drag the opacity of the number 2 circle down to about half way on the dial.

You should be done!

To apply this to a video > Use this piece of media above your film footage on another track and drag all away across.

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Some of my recent Sony Vegas Work...

I entered a competition a while back for a youtube user called Little Rich, or . I created the intro with some Newblue effects and photoshop cs3, all compiled in Sony Vegas pro 9 of course. Also check out my Comedy channel - Abduction Studios -

Enjoy the Video, any questions will be answered.
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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Small Crew Credits

Just finished a film or a project with a small crew/team? And you feel it is too small for a classic movie 'list style credits' at the end. Well here's what I do...

Create a video track > Insert new text > Change font and write something like 'Directed by Bobby Bobson' and make it white/ajust size to your liking > shorten the default length of your text media > Add a 'zoom' transistion to the beggining of the text > Shorten the 'fade' length (trasistion length) > Create a 'zoom out' at the end of the text > Make it the same length > Repeat with small gap between other text media (pieces of the credits)

I normally follow in this order

Directed by ________
Written by ________
Produced by ________
Starring ___________, _______, ________
An ___________ Production.

Protip! - By clicking on pan/crop, click on the begging of the time line > drag the dashed box corner inwards > Then at the end of the time line drag it back to its original state.
There you have a cool professional looking credit 'zooming away' effect

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Black Background Stock Footage

When using muzzle flashes, expolsions and sparks, you'd normally get the footage (say off videocopilot). You'd want the footage, with no background, over the footage you've shot.
So > create a new video layer > Add the stock footage on that layer, above your original footage > Change the above layers style to 'Screen' > Fin.

Now that you know how to do this you can stop all of those trial and errors of chroma keying black, unwanted backgrounds!

Notice - The more layers you have screened, the less visible they become over time.

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Welcome, a new beggining

Well Hi, a little bit about me, I'm Zach. 16 and at 6th form. I've decided to create this Sony Vegas Tutorial and Info blog so I can show my semi-pro expertiese at using the software fo just 2 years. An I've pretty much mastered it. I hope you will enjoy reading and finding what you want from this blog.