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endless_soul
2008-01-13, 09:46 AM
i have been browsing the web but cant manage to find anything helpful about it...all i got are basic editing tips...or japanese videos...

i have sony vegas 7 and ulead videoplus 11

can anyone help?
thanks
miky

saltman
2008-01-13, 10:37 AM
Vegas 8 is better than 7 for multicam mixes. If you haver ever considered upgrading, I would do it for this. A 2 cam mix is pretty much just like a 1 cam mix. You get a good audio source, sync up both video tracks using the cam audio, mix and render. Once synced, Vegas 8 allows you to view both video sources at the same time. You can then hit 1 and 2 to switch back and forth. You can set a preset fade and hold ctrl when you hit 1 or 2 to fade instead of hard cuts. Here's a nice tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egexu1k6oN8



Some advice. Try to match the rate of changes with the speed of the music. few changes for slow music. more for faster music. Changing too fast too often is not good and the too few is also not good. Try to make most of your switches hard cuts. Fades are kinda amateur and distracting. Keep them to a minimum.