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Learn Video Editing From Square One Using Vegas Creative Software

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12 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Course Goals

    • 2. A Brief History of Editing Film

    • 3. Getting to Know Vegas Part 1

    • 4. Getting to Know Vegas Part 2

    • 5. Starting Your First Project

    • 6. First Project Part 2

    • 7. Rendering Your First Project

    • 8. Cutting, Trimming, and Arranging Clips

    • 9. Editing Audio and Adding Music

    • 10. Putting it All Together

    • 11. Putting it All Together Part 2

    • 12. Finishing the Project

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Knowing nothing about video editing is exactly where we start. You learn why we use Vegas Creative Software, editing history, editing principles, and basics of Vegas.  You'll be able to edit a simple video from start to finish.  You'll learn industry lingo, and finish the class with the confidence to start editing future projects on your own. It's not just about how to use Vegas as an editing software, but how to make decisions as an editor.  This is the first in a series of classes from Tech Dive.

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1. Course Goals: Hello and thank you for taking a look at my course. This course is targeted to beginner editors, people who have never really edited before, and they're interested in editing with the Vegas creative software. So that includes movie studio, and it includes Vegas Pro. They're extremely similar software, so you can see the buttons air in the same places. That's because this is the little Brother software to Vegas Pro, which means if you start learning on movie studios, you have a very cheap, very powerful option. And if you go on to do it professionally later, you can buy the pro version and know exactly what you're doing because they are kindred spirits. And you might be wondering, Why am I looking at rubber duckies? Well, that's what you're gonna be learning is you're gonna learn how to make a slide show in Vegas and which is really the basics beginning toe editing as how toe collect media, manipulate that media and create zooms on the media and pans on the media, adjust the volume of the media, add music to the media. You'll be able to do a lot of basic things by the end of this tutorial, including make it creepy dot slideshow. So if you're interested in that, give this tutorial click and will start figuring it out together, and I'll tell you what to. This is going to be the first of a series of other things. So if you're interested in learning more about editing, theory and editing, design and editing principles, you will learn all of those things as we go through the intermediate and advanced versions of these tutorials. But this is just a beginner tutorial, and so if you're the person who you're thinking I don't really know anything about video at all, then I highly recommend you check out this tutorial cause weak start from square one. 2. A Brief History of Editing Film: before we open up movie studio Vegas Pro, which hitherto, I'll just call Vegas. Let's do an extremely brief history of video editing. It's important to know some about where this all started so that you can better understand the lingo, the changes and the wise of the industry. This will give you a better understanding of the medium that you're about to participate in . There's a lot of lingo here, and I'll be quizzing on that later. People have been taking pictures for a long time, and we're aware of the fact that you take enough pictures and show them fast enough. You can simulate motion. These pictures were taken on films, and each one was called a Frank. Eventually, they made cameras with film fast enough to shoot 24 frames a second. Everyone agreed that that was enough to simulate motion. Eventually, you could do more than 24 frames. A second film was expensive. You could measure film usage by the foot, take a footage every time the camera was turned and pointed at something. It was called a shocked, the unused and used film past behind the camera lens to be exposed to the image film had to be rolled out from one rial to another. This is why the camera was rolling during a shot, and if you wanted to change or edit your shot, it was hard and involved night chemicals and exposing film film. When you make your edits, you cut with a knife. That's why it's called cuts. And when you're cutting up the footage, it leaves you with clips, layout your film to cut and set each of its 24 frames to a second. So then you could effectively timeline all of your film. Vegas is a digital version of what we call a non linear editor or in Emily, all of these words don't get on a regular basis, even interacting with Vegas. There's a lot of history that we've yet to cover, like why it's called Video now and how he started ending on computers. But we'll get to that in good time. 3. Getting to Know Vegas Part 1: all right. Now that we've got a little bit of background of history and what we're doing, we're gonna actually open up Vegas and start messing with it. Start learning some things about how to edit some video. It's going to start moving. Ah, pretty quickly. You're going to realize that a lot of this stuff easier than think it might be, and you're going to start getting pretty good at it. So first, I want to make sure that you've actually got the software. If you don't have it, you can grab it through my link, and you can buy it if you need to download it. Still, you could go to downloads on their website and then make sure you download the exact version you have. If you have pro get pro, you have platinum get platinum. If you just got regular movie suitors get regular movie studios because whatever code you bought through it ah, that's the one that you'll need to download for your code work. So what, You've got it downloaded and installed. I'm gonna open up movie City s first so you can see what it looks like. And I'm also gonna open up pro. If you've got Vegas Pro, I'm gonna be working moves two years, mostly because I think most of people watching this series will be and movie studios let me know if that's not the case. But if you can see here, this is a project. I have an audio project I have working on in pro, and this is movie studios. There are near identical software's. We're gonna get rid of this pop up box on second, these air near identical Softwares. The Pro has a lot more features, but for the standard video at it, you're not gonna run into any of the features Pro has. That makes it special in this series. So you will be able to do everything in movie studios or pro because pro movie studios is just a baby brother. Software of pro move cities is very robust as it iss so either one you have, you're gonna be able to follow along just fine. But right now we're gonna be in movie studios. When you see this window, we're gonna close it out. These are just special ways to get started. If you're poking around yourself, but you're not what we're gonna do is learn how to do it the right way, and we're gonna close this out. So I want everybody to be seeing the same thing. So the first thing I want you to do is go up here and go to view window layouts. Default layout. Click that button right there. You will get this. If you have pro, you won't see this window right here. But if you do have, if you have movie studios, you will. We're gonna exit out of that. That is just a quick start guide again. Something we're not gonna need. You can see I have an existing project over here. First thing I want you to do if you have an existing project or anything, is just go Project new. We're going to create a new project. It's going to ask you to select what kind of project we're making. Most likely you're making something that's a V C H d. We will talk more about all of these things over time. The select region you're from if you're from Europe or Asia, definitely select Europe in Asia. Fear from Japan or America. Select Japan or America. It's that simple name your project, and then you can even click manage project files and that will set it up to where it actually creates a project inside of your move. Studious folder. So let's take a look at that. This should be familiar to you and Windows. You can see all these civil projects of working on here. You should be able to go to your documents folder and see a movie CEO 16 Platinum or Vegas Pro folder. You can set it up to where your projects aren't always running out of these. But for the majority of you, this is where you're gonna want your projects to be. You can see this is an users Adam Document movie studio. Pradhan projects users Adam documents move serious problem projects. It puts a little folder right here. First project because I hit manage project files. If you take that away, it will not create a folder for you. It'll just put it right in a document. So I wanted to create that folder for me. And I want that folder to have the same name as my project. So you can see here when I hit. OK, now if I refresh this, it's got the first project folder inside of this, I will have my first project. The first thing you need to do. Let's minimize this. Got a project, save as and let it save itself as it a naming it to be. And it's gonna be a dot VF file the dot VF simply tells Windows that you want to open it with movie studios for me. I could open it in movie studios and pro because I have both installed. Then we're gonna hit sake. 4. Getting to Know Vegas Part 2: now that you've got a brand new project saved in the right way, and we're all seeing the same thing I want to introduce to you Vegas. First, you're gonna notice that this want me? Uh, this window right here says project Media. This is a very important window. This is where your project media is going to live. When I say that this is where your pictures are going to be your videos. They're going to be everything that you use in the project. Your sound bite Your music will all be represented as a file here with a thumb. Now that you can use of sort and find things, including ways you can create. Ben's exhorting a lot. If you have a ton of them, we'll be talking about all of that soon these air windows that you can tap through and these tabs let you utilise different parts of the software. Explorer is simply just a way to view files that are in other parts of windows. So it's not necessarily in your project media. I don't typically use the Explorer because you can drag and drop from Windows Explorer. So transitions is a way to add transitions to your project. We will talk about that soon. There are tons of video effects for you to add to your project. And if you're in pro, the video text may look different depending on the version you have. And depending on that, uh, time your version came out, whether it's 17 or 16 or 15 17 is on its way out now, as I'm recording this, so who knows exactly how they're gonna lay this out? But this is the same thing. It leads to the same thing. So if yours looks a little bit different, don't worry. Media generators also might look a little bit different if you're in pro. But these actually have all of the same things. This is pro and movie studios. This is all the same things it might look like. There's less. There's really not. It's just how it's laid out, and we'll get to that. So next you can see your timeline here. Now we talked about a timelines where all your clips layout. This is where we will be doing the majority of our editing. These were the tracks. Each one of these is individual track, where everything could be layered. Soon we will have lots of layers and will be talked, and you'll be a pro at navigating between them and editing something that's on a track. This is your rate. This is where you change, how fast or how slow projects going. It's also called a scrubber. We'll be using that soon. Down here is your toolbar. It's got familiar buttons like Play From Start Play. Pause, Stop, and you can hover your mouse over any of these to learn what they are. It's got where you can pick your editing tools, and it's got some others more advanced tools that will be talking about later in the series . So over here is our preview window. This is will be where we'll be watching our project, and you can select how much computer work has to be done to see your project. So if it's Laghi, you might want to go to draft auto. You are a good Otto, but if it's not Laghi, if you can see your footage fine and your computers not having a stroke is not struggling to play it. You want to go to best auto, and right now that's the best rule of thumb for this but preview windows where we will see the project were editing, and we will be able to watch it over and over again to make sure it's just right. Over here is our master audio. All of the audio will come together to the master audio because it's all gonna be one audiophile. When we're finished part of the video and the audio will have it might pique It might go too high and will need to know that it might not be allowed enough and will need to know that this is a visual indicator of how loud your projects going to be. So you want this to be up here at all times because that helps you a lot in for seeing disaster when it comes to audio, because half of videos audio. And if you didn't know that, now you do. And which is why we're gonna be dealing with audio and video in the sectorial. So now you know your way around either Vegas pro or movie C D efs 5. Starting Your First Project: So we are going to make a project from start to finish. And don't worry, it's not near as hard as it sounds to just go ahead and get going. So first we need a picture because we're just gonna turn a picture into a video. It's a real simple process, and it will get you familiar with, uh, really the whole shebang. This is a great way to step through and for you to see, like all the different little steps it takes to get to an end product. And then we'll start making it more and more complicated slowly from there. So first, let's grab a picture. Boom. You can go here to get a picture. And this is picks obey dot com. It's got lots of rights free pictures. This is a picture of ah, horse. Let's get this picture of a horse here. I'm gonna do the free download. And 1920 by 12. 80 is just fine for me and I'm gonna download it. I'm not a robot and download. Now you can use any picture you want, but I'm gonna show you how to use a picture that you got from this website specifically So if you wanna follow along, you can go ahead and do that. And I am Google Chrome If your Web browser looks different. So first go to your downloads. Your downloads is right here. Ah, on your, um, PC in your file Explorer. This right here. You can go to your downloads and you'll see the picture. You just got mine. Says horse and a bunch of numbers. So now I can leave that. And I could go into movie studios right where we left off, Make sure project media selected and then click and drag the horse here to put in the project media. Now, that's what you could do. But we're not gonna do that. Let's go ahead and delete it. I want to show you the basic process before I confused you more. We want this horse to be in the right spot, so I'm gonna click and drag it to documents and then I'm gonna get in my documents. And then all these random tracks I have here There's the horse and I'm gonna put the horse inside of movie City of Project Platinum projects in a side of here. There is all these little products have here. Here's my horse again. Another way you could do this is to cut and paste that we want to go. But I want us to go to First project and hit based. So however you want to move the file, just get the file to hear your Moussi, a 16 platinum first product when we made in the previous video. The reason why you want to do this is because it's good practice to keep all of your files , all of your media, together in the same folder. That way, if you ever have to work on it on another computer or share it with another editor, you can give them that folder and they'll have everything they need. Also, right here. You can see there's a dot B a k file. This is the backup file for the project. So if this gets corrupted, you can simply delete the B A k off the name there, and that will open up just like this. Project us. So that's a backup file. This is the horse file we just put there. And then now I want to show you something cool. When we dragged the horse file to project media. We're going to grab this and click and drag all the way down to the video track. All right, so skip, text and picture in picture, we're going straight to the video track and a notice. There is no audio. This will be silent for this video. We just want some silence on that's that's we're just trying to learn the basics. 6. First Project Part 2: here. Now, the first thing you're gonna notice is there black bars on the side of your preview window . And that's not about the size of your preview window. The problem with that is this picture is not the size. Your video your video is Ah, 1920 but 10 80 video, right. That's Ah, standard high definition video. But your picture is more of a standard photo, like a 35 millimeter kind of flow toe picture. And so if you want us to fill up the whole frame without those black bars, we need to go to the event pan crop. Now, there are two ways to get there. One. If you scroll into your throat a little bit, so see this right here. I'm using the scroll wheel, and this is your first lesson using the scroll wheel, you can zoom in or zoom out of the timeline. You can also do that with these plus or minus a rose. The scroll wheel on your mouse is the easiest way to do that. That leaves another option right here that you don't see when it scrolled in, zoomed out all the way. When you see that option that it's the event paying crop. You can click this button right here to bring you to this window. Now I want to show you a quick, another way to get to that window. You can also right click this clip. This is called a clip right here. I want you to right click it and then hit video event pan crop that will also bring you to this window. Now this is the ah, A lot of things can happen in this window. The only thing we're worried about right now is getting things. So the proper aspect ratio, now an aspect ratio 16 by nine, is the the shape, the ratio of the shape of the video standard high def video. What everyone uses nowadays is always 16 by nine. Older SD video is four by three. This is neither 16 by nine or four by three. It's just a picture in this regular picture resolution in shape. So an easy way to do that is to go to this drop down menu here that says Default and hit. Click the Arrow, then click 16 by nine widescreen TV aspect ratio. Like we said, an aspect ratio is the relation between the wits and the length of the video and that will create the standard aspect ratio. Now you can see here it cuts off the top and it cuts off the bottom of the picture. It is a very important part of the lesson. There will be a lot of media that you will need to crop with to the right aspect ratio. And then you can grab it right here when you lay your mouse over top of it. You see those arrows up and down, left and right arrows when you click, that means you can move it around anywhere. Now, look at this. I can move this anywhere I want. It's got the right shape. See there, right here. This is a shape of the video that could move it anywhere I want. You can also go to the corners here and make it smaller. Make it bigger. There's a lot of things you can dio simply what we're gonna dio I just line it up right here at the bottom of the picture. I'm OK with all that blue on top. What I really want is to make sure that there are no see, there's a little black bar there. Weaken since it in just a little bit slide down just a little bit. I don't want any black at the bottom. I don't want any. I don't want any black on the sides. I just wanted to be all picture. There we go. Now, that is something you can move around with your arrow keys as well, You Canara up, down. I'm just hitting the arrow keys on my keyboard. I'm gonna have to down air until it sits perfectly at the bottom of the picture. So now you can see the horse. It's there on the mountain. And how long do we want this video to be? Well, that's something we can very easily change. We can drag this over here and put black space in front of it. We can drag by and here and have no black space. See, I'm moving where this clip is in The timeline right now sits at the zero seconds. But if I move it right here, it starts at two seconds. So let's watch it from the beginning to start. See? So if I rendered from here to the end, I would have to seconds of black to picture would start, and then the video wouldn't. I just clicked and dragged up here to select what video I wanted to render out. I'll show you more about this in just a second. You can grab the clip and move it around by grabbing the top of it here and getting that handsome symbol, and it will move up and down tracks and it will Awesome move left to right. 7. Rendering Your First Project: grab this right here and we're gonna drag. Do you see what symbol it made to make this to air of symbols with a line on the left? This is a way to extend the footage. Now, picture can extend infinitely because there's no changes. It could just repeat and repeat and repeat itself. You can make this picture millions of minutes long right here in the timeline. The question is, how long are you making it? Well, I said this is zero seconds. You can see here two seconds. Four seconds. Six seconds. Let's look at this. Right here. On the right side of the semi colon or colon is the frames. That's the amount of frames it is. If you zoom in, you can see you can count the amount of individual frames in between each second zooming back out, though you can see simply the seconds that IHS and go seconds, minutes, hours. Hopefully you'll never have a video that last days or last more than 99 hours, but hours, minutes, seconds frames per second. Remember, we talked about frames. How many frames per second something is. These are 29.29 frames per second. That's really for our purposes. 30 frames a second. We'll talk more about that later, but you can see there are 30 frames. 23456789 10 11 12 13 14 15 16. You can see the frame counter right here. This tells me exactly where my position marker is. 17 18 1920 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 or 9 30 That's 30 frames in between the two second mark in this three second mark. So now we know how to use the timeline. Let's say we want 10 seconds of video. I can drag this over here to this 12th mark. In fact, I can click on it and zoom in and make sure I get exactly to the frame so you can move frame by frame exactly to the frame. The 12th mark. Now I have a 12th video of a horse. I'm going to make sure this whole thing's highlighted. Remember, you can click above the timeline and drag, and it will highlight the video. When you've done this, everything in here will render whether it's highlighted or not, Everything in here will wonder when we render it out a certain way. So I keep saying rendering What is rendering rendering is making the video. This is turning this picture on this timeline into a video that you can upload to YouTube or do whatever with. So now that we have, it's in second picture. Next thing we're gonna do is go to Project Render as we're going to select Magic A, B, C. A C MP four. This is YouTube. Sandra Koda. We're gonna pretend we're creating any to video for now. We'll learn more about how to use these Codex later. For now, simply select Internet HD 10 80 p. This is what you want. If you have other things that same de or intel or in video next to it, that's using your graphics card in your computer to render. We're gonna use the processor right now, but feel free to try the other renders and see if they go faster. We'll talk more about that later. Look down here. If we got a project location, make sure you click on that. This is where it's going to save the project. You can go to render options and make sure that render loop region on Leah selected. If you do not have the selected, it's going to render its going to try and guess what you want to render out. The loop Region is what we selected up here, where these little yellow arrows are to get the since second video exactly 10 seconds. We definitely want this selected, and they're just gonna name it MP four because it's an it before that's the style of video . It is dot mp four. So first project that before is going to be saved in the first project folder that I showed you earlier. And then we're gonna hit Render Now this is the computer taking the project and turning it into a video that could be used elsewhere. So let's take a look as soon as it's done, rendering you can select open folder open folder. See, this is the folder where we saved everything. There's horse first project. And then there's a new folder here called Renders. We're gonna go inside of that. That folder is empty. Don't be alarmed that folders empty because this is where you're in. Project renders will go you don't have any of this. We only had a final render. And your final render is right here in this original folder where we said it was gonna be So is called First Project I m p four. We're gonna double click that. And now, look, this is a 12th video of a horse. You can see it is definitely a video, and you have created your first project, and movie studios are Vegas pro, and you're ready to move on to more advanced things. And we can really start getting to the nitty gritty of cutting and editing. But that, in essence, is how to get project media in how to get to the timeline. How toe make a video out of nothing. So now we have a video, you're doing great, and I'll see in the next lesson 8. Cutting, Trimming, and Arranging Clips: all right. Now that we got a grasp on the basics, what we're gonna do is we're gonna add a slide show, and that includes also sound and pictures. So for this, you're gonna have to gather some your own media like a showed you. There are rights free pictures that picks obey. But there's also, uh, any picture that you have. If you have your own digital slideshow, you're welcome to work with that. That's what we're gonna do. We're gonna make a digital slideshow. It's one of the first things I recommend. You read it because it lets you learn a lot of the principles with a lot of it's a very forgiving making a slideshow is extremely forgiving. And, uh, you're gonna grab your media and you're gonna drag it to your project media, and you can see my slide show is gonna be about rubber ducks. So first I want to, uh, remind you that pictures aren't video, and so you're going to see some differences here. When you started your project, you probably started a 16 by nine video, because that's what you typically have. But when you have pictures, they're not gonna be 16 by nine. They're not gonna fill up the whole, um, image, or they might be too wide for it in other regards. And so they're gonna They're gonna fit the 16 by nine square way Sorry rectangle that you have, but they're not going to necessarily fill. It s so they're gonna fit, but they're not gonna fill. And that's okay. Because right now, um, we talk about ways we can zoom in on them and crop them and make them fit. And things like that of this first step, though, is just getting your pictures on the timeline and ordering them, and we're going to cover a principle of editing and that's hiding your cuts. You don't want your cuts to be jarring. You want your cuts to be hidden, and we're going to do that in this story A by cutting to the beat of the music. So let's get started. First you grab a clip. You can put your photos down here and you can pick out in order. Now you can move them around by grabbing the top of the clip, and Vegas will auto snap them together when you get close. Now the auto snap is making sure that you actually touched eclipse. And you don't have them slightly overlapping or you don't have them slightly not overlapping, which would leave a bit a bit of black. Now, if you want it to flash black for any reason you can do that. Or if you overlap it, it'll actually create an automatic CrossFit. This is a basic transition in and see it gives you that nice flowing effect. So if that is something you would like, you're welcome to do so. This is your creative project that I'm just enabling you how to do giving you the tools. So I'm gonna pick an order for all my pictures. And c remember, I'm using the mouse wheel to scroll out and scroll back in, and all your pictures come out to about a five second interval. That's what Vegas default custom at now. That's not necessarily going to be what you want to do. So let's talk about how to manipulate clip. So this is a picture of much of rubber duckies in a pond. If I want to get this clip in half, I would just hit s or I could use the spice tool which is down here. So if you're at a place on a clip that can be cut in half, this will highlight, and you can select that button. But as you noticed, when it has those parentheses, that also means you can use a keyboard you're gonna want to use s. That's the fastest way to do it. And you will be doing this a lot so you can cut a clip up in the tiny pieces. Now, I also want you to know that you can highlight them and delete them by pressing the delete key. Deleting them does not remove them from your project media. What it does is it just gets them off your timeline for you and your timeline is what matters. So now he contract things up and drag things out by grabbing the sides. So notice when I hover my mouse right here over the side, it creates of what's called the trim event end. You can actually lengthen a video or a picture as long as it has ah, video pull from toe links in it. So a picture can go on infinitely, and you can shorten it the same way. This is much like rolling film up or rolling film back. What you're doing is you're just cutting off footage like so to see. Now, this is only about two seconds long. Now you can even scrolling to make it exactly two seconds long, if you'd like. So can I play to preview what you're looking at. That's how to cut and trim clips. 9. Editing Audio and Adding Music: how to create your slideshow. So I'm going to delete all these again. I just kind of wanted to show you when concept of time to get them off my timeline, because I'm going to start over. But you're welcome to leave yours in, if you would like. So what we're gonna do is we're going to take the music I found Now I found this music when we share where confined rights, free music, he confined rights free music and YouTube audio library slash music Here there's all sorts of music that you can use, and it will. Ah, some of it. Very good. Some of its very bad. Most of it's just met, but it's free. And so it'll tell you, the uses writes. Underneath that you can you're free to use this song. Monetize your video. That's awesome. So if you want to use this song and your slide show, you can download it and then you can use this song however you want. You have to credit anybody. It's just a rights free song. It's legitimately rights free, so that that is one way to get some audio for your slide show. This is great for a family slideshow, whatever you do. So I grabbed some musical central Park. I'm gonna make sure my desktop body has turned down a lot. So that way you can hear me talking over neath over above the audio. But see what I did there. I'm going to leave this clip again. I grabbed this and I slit it to an audio timeline. Now, in movie studios, you will have a lot of audio tracks, a couple audio tracks already generated, And if you video tracks ready generated, you can see the difference between your video tracks and your audio tracks is your video tracks will always say level and your body attract will say volume and pan. They also have a different symbol over here. This one has a movie simple, like a film symbol. And this one has, like a horn symbol or speaker symbol right here for audio. So first thing you're gonna notice, it's gonna be loud. Really? Lab. So there's a couple of way to adjust volume for an audio in a clip so you can grab the volume here and turn it down and you'll notice over here you'll see it significantly lower . It's remember, It was way up high. We had at one. It's close enough. It was way, way up high. So now what we're gonna dio is we're gonna turn it down with the game. This is another way to turn down here. Volume. And I noticed that this isn't on the whole track, right? So everything if I turn this down any audio I put on this track, all of it would be turned down. But this turns down the clip. So let me show you about how that works. If I hit s, I can cut the audio just like I can cut the video. I want you to know that the same kind of cutting that you could do for your video also works for your audio. So the way you could fade video out as we showed earlier also works. I'm gonna meet this right now. This is a mute. It will need it in your final. So don't leave it muted if you want to hear it. But I'm gonna meet this for now. You can see that fate and then you can shorten it, or you can unfazed it by grabbing it at the top remember that. Well, over here you can do the same thing. You can fade it. You can right click it and change the fate type. And you can even auto cross fade. You can right click and changed out of cross fade type. This works the exact same for audio and video. Both of these concepts. I'm just hitting control Z to undo everything I just did gonna meet the audio and now I'm gonna show you something cool. This gain, as I was showing you on Lee, affects the clip. So that way, if I lower this audio, it effects both of these clips of audio. But if I lower this one, Onley effects this clip of audio, so right now. 10. Putting it All Together: that shortness a whole lot for my slideshow. And I'm gonna go ahead and drop down, Uh, my next picture. Now, this is gonna be editing on the beat. So it kind of did it on a sound in there. And that happens a lot, but I kind of want to be on a downbeat I want to be. You can see in these wave forms right here. The music kind of swells and has a downbeat right here. So when that little ah little ukulele flourish happens or guitar flourish, not sure with the implementation there, I can have the cut, see? And that kind of hides the cut. Their makes it feel natural, like something happened so you can put it on right in the middle or on either side of it. One thing to know is that your brain sees faster than it. Here's, um, a little bit. So sometimes you can hear something and kind of at the end of it, I like to have the switch or towards the end of the middle of the of the audio event, you'll see what I mean. Right here. That was a little too far. There we go. Do you see how I got it? Just like I wanted it right there. I did that messing around with that. I I shortened one. I moved him around. I kept looking at the B and I got close to it. Your first cut is likely not going to be very good. The difference between a good editor and a bad editor is four frames. Meaning right here. Right Your frame, you might have a cut that technically works. But there's a sweet spot for that cut We'll talk more about this is we talked about heading theory, but you always gotta find that sweet spot and you need to trust your feelings on some of the stuff. If it feels wrong, it's not. Cause you're bad editor is cause you're not done editing yet. You're gonna have to find that sweet spot. Find the spot that feels right for the edit, and then you're gonna have an edit that you're proud of. And so we can do this with the rest of the video Is what I want you to do for your assignment has come together and drop in your next pictures. See, right there. It's a little hollow. You try that? There we go. Exactly. Same kind of beat that I cut on the first time I'm gonna do it again. And that happened to be exactly where I wanted it. Um, and that's just cause I kind of been looking at these wave forms I've been cutting for, uh, over 10 years. So using the same software so I can tell you that I am just usedto have that's supposed to look and you'll get there, too. So, uh, I want you to take your music, take your pictures, cut together a little slide show, and when you're done, I want you to render it out and post it so everybody can see your little slideshow. Remember, only use images that you have the rights to. If you don't have the rights to use it, then please do not use it. I want you to be able to remember, render as and then select Internet. And you'll probably want to do 30 frames a second, though if you do 60 frames a second, that's also okay, since the picture is infinitely duplicate herbal And remember to don't be confused. If you have a graphics card or something you might have another option here. That is just fine to pick as well. Either one of these. And then remember to select your project location to make sure that you're laundering Rendering loop region on Lee. And to name your project right here. What? You want to name it like rubber ducky slideshow, And then you would hit, render. And then when you get that finished project, you can upload it to YouTube. So, uh, I was eager to see everybody's slide shows cut to music. Now, remember, the important things about this is getting multiple things imported, rendering out to the right. Kodak. That's something that looks good on YouTube. Like we talked about. We talked about cutting on the beat and hiding your cuts by cutting on the beat. So, uh, I'm excited to see everybody's projects. And next time we're gonna come back to this project to don't believe this project yet, we're gonna come back to it and do a little bit more finessing and learning a little bit more about the program 11. Putting it All Together Part 2: Welcome back. I'm assuming you're done with your slide shows. And they should look something like this. Uh, well, you're gonna have different music on different, um, different pictures and something like that. And see, there I was using the fate techniques to fade the video and fade the audio together at the end, making it all kind of fade out. And yours could be a lot longer than be shorter. But it does need to be a few pictures to really to really have done the project. This is kind of probably the bare minimum pictures to really do it for about five. So All right, so do you see these black bars right here? I'm gonna fix those on all these pictures. I want to crop in and get rid of them so you might decide you want them for whatever reason , we're not want them, But pay attention here because this is in cree Incredibly important. This is a very, very, very important part of the software, and you'll be using this throughout the more advanced tutorials. So you're gonna hit this event pan crop right here if you don't see it because you're scrolled out too. far you need to scroll in and find this button and click on it. Now you can see because I clicked on it for this, um, clip right here. I'm only seeing that clip. So this all refers to just this clip. So not changing anything else? I'm just changing that clip and the first thing we're gonna do select 16 by nine. Remember, we talked about that ratio that makes that rectangle, that's what. ISS 16 by nine You're going to select that and you can see it cuts off the top of a chef hat here. It cuts off some of the bowl and things like that, but you can slide this out and slide this back in. You can make it extra small. Now you're gonna lose resolution. Here is called a digital zoom. So you're gonna actually make it. Ah, a little fuzzier when you zoom in on it. But a lot of pictures are big enough size. They can handle a little bit of zoom without any issues. This one of your pictures are big size. It won't be a problem so you can send it up where you want, right? So a good rule of thumb. This is important to you. Put your eyes on that for third here. So if you broke off the frame and the three planes top, plain, middle, plain and bottom plane, this bottom line here would be the bottom third. That's where you would put your words or your graphics. Like, uh, if you're gonna put text on there, which we're gonna do here in a minute, we can put it on the bottom third. And the top third is where you want eyes so I can put the eyes on the top third. And it looks like a nicely centered photograph like this may have been the original centering of the photograph. And I want you to do that for each and every one of your pictures as needed. So if they're already framed up right, you won't need to zoom in. That gets creepy, right? That gets really, really, really creepy there. So I'm gonna let my stay creepy. Keep it ultra creepy. Why not for this one? Um, it's near 16 by nine. Stress. 16 by nine. That one is gonna be just about fine. I'm going to use the arrow key to move it up. It's another way to do it. There we go. That senators where I wanted to be, you can see that reflected here. And then David bankrupt for this one. And on this one, we're gonna come back to it in a second. All right? So just hold the phone on that one, and we're gonna fix this one right here. 16 by nine. And there we go. That's that's just about where I want to. Actually might move it down just a little bit. But that's good enough for me. That's that's a good picture. So now they all feel the frame for better, for worse. They all feel the frame, so I Oh, wait, I missed one. Remember? Eyes on upper third. It doesn't matter if you cut off the top of his hat. What matters is the picture makes sense, right? This seems like just a bad picture. Like it just you just kind of missed the photo a little bit. Just a little. This where you put the eyes in the upper third feels a bit more right. So even though maybe, ah, I'm cutting off the very tip of his hat and I'm cutting off the very, very bottom of the duck. It still feels like the picture was intentional because the eyes are on the upper third. And that's where your gets really, really looking for. And that's ah, what we call a rule of composition. There's a lot of them, but we can only cover somebody at one time, and the one we're covering right now is the I on the upper thirds, so 12. Finishing the Project: you could say you're done now, we could wash it. I love that. So, um, the next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna actually make something zoom, and we're gonna make something pan. So let's go back to this one. See how far I am in, uh, zoomed in on him. What if I want to slowly go in that far? So what if I want to start further back? You're going slowly. Well, there's something called key frames. Now, this is the most advanced part of the tutorial we've done so far. But I think you're ready for it. Down here. There's a thing called key frames. If you're in movie studios, don't worry. You won't see this bottom panel right here. That's OK. You won't see this mass button. That's okay. None of that matters. You can do this in movie studios. You can do this in pro. You're gonna go to the very end of it. The very end of your photo that you've already timed and you're gonna click, create key frame. So this is a little miniature timeline, right? This represents the entire length of photos on the timeline. You have a key frame here. You have a key frame at the end. Now, if you realize key frames is a word from animation and that's what you're doing is you're animating this little box right here. Zoom. If you zoom in on this key frame, you can look at this one and I'll still be bigger. This key frame will be smaller, and Vegas will actually make it slowly change. From this key frame to this key frame, you can add as many of these as you want. You can zoom in and out, flip it around, whatever, but for our purposes. Now that we have one here and one here, we're actually gonna have a zoom so you can watch it so it zooms. Ah, whole lot right there. You can do that more suddenly. So let's say on this picture I wanted Teoh kind of follow the ducks up and down a little bit. I can get a little tighter here. I am used to air keys to stay centered. So I don't wiggle around too much with my mouse and then click here at the end, and then it create key frame and then grab it and then hair down a little bit now. It'll kind of paying down. You can do that any way you want. You can slide it in a little bit. Now remember, I'm affecting this key frame over here. Go the variant create key frame. You have to create a key frame first and then decide where you want it to end then so now that's why I said, Want to come back to this one? This was so big. That's okay, because I can start over here. Then I can create a second key frame. Use my air keys, keep it keep from wiggling around too much. With my mouse, you can pick where I want that to end and then see, What did I do wrong? The first key frame? No, I may have made actually made too many key frames, but a Z. You see, that's usually not common issue. So if you if you ever have trouble, that's a good troubleshooting tip. Delete your key frame and start over. This is the delete key frame. But is the AKI free button See? This one might be good. Zoom out right so we can start zooming in the very end of the clip. Create a key frame. Grab it by the corner zooming out. There we go. Now remember, you can grab it right here. File Render ass and rendered out as a B C A C and before 10. 80 p 30 frames a second or 60 frames a second. And it is ready for you to when you hit. Render and remember to have your render Look region on Lee checked. If you haven't checked it already and it'll render the lib region you just select it and you will have Okay, finished project. So that is actually kind of an advanced at it. You can do big, long, fancy slide shows like that. You can adjust the volume of your music. You can add different tracks of music. You can fade from one song to another. With everything I've taught you, you can fade in and out of clips. You can fake lips together. You can fade music together. You can add music. You can delete clips you can, ADM. Or you can make the clips pan around. You can do a lot there and there is more coming up in the intermediate tutorial where I'll be teaching a lot more advanced lessons on hiding your cuts and doing storytelling type editing and documentaries type editing and cutting in a B roll. And there's all sorts of concept we can still cover. But at this point, at this point, when you finish this this series here you are now comfortable importing media, cutting the media, arranging the media, putting music to the media or adjusting the volume on rendering it out. And that's big step, because a lot of people cannot do this. Ah, lot of people if they were set, we're told to make a video or toe edit a video. But say you wanted toe edit the front of video clip you wanted toe at the beginning of a family movie, one at the beginning out and leave the rest. You know how to do that. Now you can cut the part of that clip out. Grab it rendered out. Boom, you've done it. You now have an actual skill on. You have the ability to do it inside of Vegas creative software, either Vegas pro or movie studio, and you are now ready to start learning more advanced editing techniques. So thank you. Thank you. So much for coming through this project with me. I've been eager to do it, and I've got more on the way. Remember to check out my channel. Take five productions. We have ah channel called Tech Dive A V club. And that's where I do more Vegas tutorials. They're less about editing procedures and how to do it in Vegas, then them or about, um, things you can do in Vegas more piecemeal, One off kind, kind of lessons, less of a cohesive kind of lesson like you're gonna find here. But thank you so much for watching me. I'll see you next time.