Adjusting the speed of clips in Vegas Studio HD 11 is both simple and counterintuitive. It can be difficult to understand at first, but with practice it will make sense.
One thing you will discover about speed effects in Vegas is that when you change the speed of a clip it continues to occupy the same amount of time in your timeline. If you are making the clip play faster the software will default to looping the shot over and over. If you are slowing down your shot it will not display the entire shot.
After changing the speed you will need to shorten or lengthen the shot in your timeline and move the shots that follow it. Also, this action does not change the speed of the audio, only the video.
This is a somewhat inelegant software solution to managing the user experience. One can understand why the Vegas developers made this choice as it keeps the timeline from getting out of sync. But it requires a fair amount of fiddling around with your video to get your expected results.
Here is the process:
1) Place your clip on your timeline.
2) Right click on the clip to reveal the clip menu.
3) Select the Properties menu item
4) In the dialog box that appears, enter a value in the “Playback rate” text field. Note that 1 is normal speed, 2 is 2x faster, .5 is half speed.
Checking the “loop” box will repeat the clip for the duration of the original clip.
Deselecting this box will create a freeze if the new duration of the clip (after you have changed the playback rate) is less than the original.
For example, if your clip is four seconds in length and you enter a 2 in the “Playback rate” text box the new clip will be 2 seconds long (four seconds played twice as fast will last half as long.) The remaining 2 seconds of the clip will either be a freeze or a repeat of the sped up clip, depending on what you have selected.
5) Once you have selected your speed, close the dialog box and play back the timeline to see if the speed of the clip is as expected.
6) Trim the length of the clip to adjust for the new duration.
Sony Vegas Help Topics
|Capturing Video to Sony Vegas Movie Studio|
|Making your first edit in Sony Vegas Movie Studio|
|Managing Video Tracks and Layers in Vegas Movie Studio|
|Adding and Changing Transitions in Vegas Movie Studio|
|Adding Titles, Captions & Credits in Vegas Movie Studio|
|Adding Visual Effects in Sony Vegas Movie Studio|
|Creating Speed Effects (Slo motion | Speed ramp | Freeze frame)|
|Managing Audio in Sony Vegas Movie Studio (Coming Soon)|
|Sony Vegas Movie Studio Interface Map (Coming Soon)|
|Publishing your movie with Sony Vegas Movie Studio|
|Sony Vegas Movie Studio Download Page|
|Sony Vegas Movie Studio Product Info|
|Sony Vegas Video Help Blog|
|Sony Vegas Help Forum|
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