June 10th, 2007

head desk

Keeping clips organized

First, a HUGE thank you to all of you who pointed me toward tutorials and other links for Vegas Movie Studio. Very much appreciated and I think I might actually be starting to get the hang of the program (though don't quote me on that).

My biggest issues that I'm having right now is simply keeping my clips organized.

I've figured out splitting, and putting clips on the timeline (trimmer? - not sure which it is) and I even after a bit of frustration have figured out what the funky little bar at the bottom that seems to zoom in and out does.

What I'm having trouble with is Im going through my files one by one and splitting the eps into clips of different scenes that I think I might want to use. But I seem to have wound up with a whole bunch of duplicates and I have way too many to keep straight and I'm getting terribly confused.

Does anyone have any useful tips on how to keep track of the clips you want to use? I've seen some people say they use additional programs such as Virtual Dub to do their trimming, but that seems cumbersome and not very intuitive.

Honestly the best suggestion I've seen so far seems wonky, but actually made sense to me, was someone said they use WMM to collect their clips, save them as different WMV files and then import the ones they want into Vegas.

I'm just wondering if there's another simpler way that someone has come up with to do this? I've searched message boards and gone back as far as LJ will let me on the vidding news letter posts, but haven't seen anything that really adressed this very well.

ETA: And of course the very SECOND I cave and ask for help, I find a tutorial that seems to answer the question.

http://fracturedfable.net/page.php?16

I think I've been going about it all wrong. At any rate, if anyone still has brilliant suggestions, I'm open. :)

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