Carefully detailed screenshots and step-by-step directions illustrate how to use Sony's new consumer-level video and audio editing applications, in a concise, time-efficient way. Readers learn the rudiments of navigating Vegas Movie Studio and the companion audio applications, Sound Forge Audio Studio and ACID Music Studio, to perform a complete range of tasks, from editing video and audio, to compositing and outputting their final project. This is the eighth book in the new VASST Instant Series produced in cooperation with the Sundance Media Group.
Introduction; What you can do with all this cool technology; How the products form a team; Chapter One: Media Basics; Media formats; Shooting DV; Delivery formats; Chapter Two: Up and Running; Computer requirements; Tweaking your computer for the best editing experience; HUI's; Things that make editing easier; Analog to digital converters; Getting great sound; Software Installation and registration; Chapter Three: Navigation, features, buttons, preferences, and more; Vegas; Acid; Sound Forge; Chapter Four: Vegas file import and organization; Stills; Graphics; Animation; Audio files; CD extraction; Video capture; Media Pool; Chapter Five: Vegas editing; Timeline; Trim and Split; Move and arrange; Ripple editing; Transitions; Event envelopes; Markers and regions; Chapter Six: Vegas creative techniques; Crop, rotate, and reverse; Picture-in-picture effects; Video effects; Opacity; Chromakey; Key frames and audio/video automation; Fixing video mistakes; Cool video effects and techniques; Chapter Seven: Vegas titling and audio; Generated media. Titles; Text animation; Credit roll; Lower-thirds; Recording audio; Audio effects; Chapter Eight: Finishing the movie; Hard drive; DVD; Video CD (VCD) or CD-ROM; Web; DV tape (PTT); Chapter Nine: Sound Forge recording and editing; Sound card issues; Mic, line, and turntable; Recording; Editing and fixing; Saving; Chapter Ten: Sound Forge advanced techniques; Effects; Restoration; Finishing and sweetening; Interfacing with Vegas; Working with Acid; Chapter Eleven: Acid: Making music; Loops, one-shots, and beatmaps; Tempo and key; Preview, pick, paint, and play; Loop sources; Creating solos, melodies, and themes; Recording in Acid; Scoring to video; Chapter Twelve: Acid to the Nth degree; Using FX; Arranging parts; Changing tempo and key; Mixing (level, EQ, pan, FX); Export finished songs; Chapter Thirteen: Moving beyond Studio; Vegas 5; Sound Forge 7; Acid Pro 5; AcidPlanet.com; Additional resources for media.