23 QUICK TIP VIDEOS FOR VEGAS PRO

One of the best things about VEGAS Pro is that it is so intuitive. It’s easy to find your way around and hit the ground running when you’re first starting out editing video. But there’s lots and lots of power in there, too, power to take your video editing to new heights

We’ve compiled a list of 23 fantastic tips and tricks which make editing in VEGAS Pro so much faster, easier, and fun! These are simple but advanced techniques designed to move you past beginner status and become part of your developing professional editing skillset.

Read on to find out more, and watch the videos!

Quick Tip #1: Add Video or Audio Only

Use right-click when dragging media to the timeline from Project Media, the Explorer window, or a Windows folder to add only the video or audio portion of the media file. Back to list

Quick Tip #2: Split/Trim Technique

Hold CTRL+ALT+Shift when you click an event to both split it and trim part of it to create a timeline hole in your media event. Back to list

Quick Tip #3: Add Fades to Multiple Events

Select multiple events and drag a fade on any of them to create fads of identical lengths in all of the events. Back to list

Quick Tip #4: Adding Transitions In and Out

Drag a fade into or out of any video event and drop a transition into the fade envelope to create a transition at the beginning or end of the event, instead of simply between two events. Back to list

Quick Tip #5: Creating L and J Cuts

Cut away from a person talking while the dialog continues, or start someone’s dialog before you cut to that person, to create visual interest in dialog scenes or for smooth and interesting transitions between scenes. Back to list

Quick Tip #6: Setting your Fade Type

Right-click on a fade envelope to choose the shape of the envelope. This gives you some control over the rate at which you fade into or out of an event. Back to list

Quick Tip #7: Changing Track Height

Explore ways to change the height of tracks on the VEGAS timeline. Minimize, maximize, or customize the height of individual tracks, or control the height of all tracks simultaneously. Back to list

Quick Tip #8: Moving Timeline Cursor to Exact Timecode

Double-click the Cursor Position text box and type in the exact timecode where you want to set the timeline cursor, or type in a number of frames to move it from its current position. Back to list

Quick Tip #9: Nudging Event Position

Use the numeric keypad to move selected clips to the left or right on the timeline, by frames or by pixel width. Back to list

Quick Tip #10: Overriding Snapping

Snapping is usually an invaluable feature of editing, but if you need to, hold the Shift key while moving timeline events to override snapping. Back to list

Quick Tip #11: Playing Your Project Regardless of Window Focus

Pressing the space bar to start and top project playback only works if the timeline window has focus. If a different window has focus, press CTRL plus the space bar to start the project playing and to stop playing. Back to list

Quick Tip #12: Resizing your Plug-in Window

Double-click the title bar of the FX Plugin window to resize the window to fit the size the effect controls. Back to list

Quick Tip #13: Selecting Editing Tools

Press D on the keyboard to cycle through the editing tools. Press CTRL-D to return to the normal edit tool from any other edit tool. Back to list

Quick Tip #14: Slipping an Event

Move the contents of a video event left or right without changing the position or length of the event on the timeline. Back to list

Quick Tip #15: Hiding and Showing UI Elements

Use keyboard shortcuts to instantly hide or show various elements of the user interface, such as plugin windows or track headers. Back to list

Quick Tip #16: Selection Tool States

Use both mouse buttons to restrict the Selection Tool box size adjustment to width-only or height-only. Back to list

Quick Tip #17: Editing to Measures and Beats

Learn quick and easy ways to edit video precisely to the beat of music tracks. It’s great for editing music videos, events, commercials, and other types of video with music soundtracks. Back to list

Quick Tip #18: Split Screen Preview

Split the Video Preview window between a live frame from your timeline and a reference frame. Bypass FX on your live clip or use a reference frame saved to your preview clipboard. Back to list

Quick Tip #19: Slipping and Sliding an Event

Slip video within an event without changing position or length of the event on the timeline, or move the event on the timeline while the video within it stays in its original position. Slide an edit point between two events without moving the location of either event. Back to list

Quick Tip #20: Keyboard Editing

Use the numeric keypad to select and trim event edges. Use 7 and 9 to cycle between event edges, and 4 and 6 or 1 and 3 to trim the edges. Use 8 and 2 to move events up and down between tracks. Back to list

Quick Tip #21: Menu Access Through The Alt Key

Use the Alt key to turn letter keys into hot keys for super-fast access to menus and menu items. Back to list

Quick Tip #22: Quick Solo Unsolo

Use CTRL-click to solo one track while simultaneously un-soloing any other soloed tracks. This technique works on video and audio tracks. Back to list

Quick Tip #23: Reestablishing Timeline Selection

Ever accidentally lose the loop region you selection on the timeline?  Use the Backspace to cycle back through up to five timeline time selections. Back to list

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Official Tutorials

Enjoy watching, learning and working with VEGAS software. Here you'll find helpful online tutorials that make getting started with VEGAS a breeze. Simply select the product and learn everything you need to know about basic controls and individual features.

Tutorials by Artists

Have lots of fun watching, learning and creating videos with helpful online tutorials made by our users. Simply select the product and learn how our users use, VEGAS Pro & VEGAS POST Suite. 

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