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Sony Vegas Production Workflow

with Steve Grisetti

Video: Welcome

Explore the workflow for the three programs bundled with Sony Vegas Pro. Learn how to edit footage in Vegas, clean up the audio in Sound Forge, and burn a disc of your movie in DVD Architect.
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  1. 5m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 24s
    3. Introducing the programs and exploring their strengths
      2m 19s
  2. 37m 28s
    1. Starting a project and adding media
      2m 54s
    2. Adding media to the timeline and trimming and slicing
      3m 33s
    3. Understanding Vegas' Auto Ripple settings
      4m 53s
    4. Building a story or scene from raw footage
      4m 58s
    5. Using multiple tracks of video and audio to build a scene
      9m 50s
    6. Adding a music soundtrack to your movie
      4m 42s
    7. Adding titles
      6m 38s
  3. 15m 11s
    1. Vegas audio FX vs. Sound Forge audio tools
      4m 46s
    2. Adding audio FX in Vegas
      5m 1s
    3. The Vegas audio FX plugin chain
      5m 24s
  4. 42m 34s
    1. Transferring a Vegas audio track to Sound Forge
      2m 49s
    2. The Sound Forge interface and window layouts
      4m 12s
    3. Audio editing basics
      10m 11s
    4. Cleaning up audio with Noise Gate, Dynamics, and the normalizer
      10m 35s
    5. Using a plugin chain rather than adding effects directly to a file
      5m 54s
    6. Transferring your finished audio from Sound Forge back to Vegas
      4m 50s
    7. Adding Sound Forge audio as a Vegas event "take"
      4m 3s
  5. 14m 15s
    1. Starting a new Sound Forge project
      5m 37s
    2. Recording narration in Sound Forge
      4m 5s
    3. Mixing several audio sources in Sound Forge
      4m 33s
  6. 10m 40s
    1. Mixing multiple tracks of audio in Vegas
      3m 53s
    2. Polishing the final mix in Sound Forge
      6m 47s
  7. 11m 54s
    1. Adding scene markers to your timeline
      4m 19s
    2. Outputting a loop region only
      1m 57s
    3. Outputting finished video for DVD Architect
      5m 38s
  8. 17m 47s
    1. Starting a project and setting up properties
      3m 51s
    2. Using DVD Architect themes and buttons
      2m 30s
    3. Customizing a menu page with a background and sound
      5m 12s
    4. Working with menu text
      6m 14s
  9. 22m 43s
    1. Adding video to the timeline and creating a button
      4m 7s
    2. Customizing a button's look and animation
      5m 34s
    3. Using color sets and overlays to highlight your disc animation
      6m 21s
    4. Creating and editing scene markers
      4m 7s
    5. Using scene markers to create a scene selection submenu
      2m 34s
  10. 16m 24s
    1. Adding a media clip or logo before the menu
      2m 55s
    2. Adding optional subtitles to your video
      9m 16s
    3. Adding an alternative language track or commentary track to video
      4m 13s
  11. 21m 49s
    1. Previewing your disc
      5m 7s
    2. Optimizing your disc
      4m 58s
    3. Saving your output as a prepared file and burning with third-party software
      6m 16s
    4. Burning your disc
      5m 28s
  12. 1m 57s
    1. Next steps
      1m 57s

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Sony Vegas Production Workflow
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Sony Vegas Pro bundles three programs, each of which serve a key purpose in the video production workflow. Vegas is at its heart, while Sound Forge takes your production audio to a professional level and DVD Architect helps you to get your video to the people who want to see it. Steve Grisetti shows how footage makes its way through each of these programs in the typical workflow for a professional-quality movie. Follow along as he takes a batch of raw video clips and assembles them into a scene in Vegas, performs audio sweetening and cleanup in Sound Forge, and prepares the final project in DVD Architect for output as a DVD or Blu-ray disc.

Topics include:
  • Creating a video sequence
  • Adding titles and music
  • Adding sound effects with the Audio FX plugin
  • Removing background noise and normalizing audio in Sound Forge
  • Recording narration in Sound Forge
  • Setting up a DVD Architect project
  • Customizing DVD menus
  • Burning your disc
Vegas Pro Sound Forge Pro DVD Architect Studio


Hello I'm Steve Grisetti and this is the Sony Vegas Production Workflow. The Vegas Production Suite is a bundle of three Sony programs, Sound Forge, Vegas Pro, and DVD Architect. All three programs contribute uniquely to the process of editing and producing your movie project. Vegas is at the heart of the process and in this course, we'll explore how your footage becomes a movie.

We'll add titles and music to give the movie a more filmic look. Then, we'll polish the audio in Sound Forge, removing background noise, editing out unwanted sound and enhancing the sound we want to keep. >> How's the coffee? >> Once our movie is in top shape, we'll send it off to DVD Architect for delivery as a DVD or Blue-ray Disc. There's a lot to cover, but we've got all the tools necessary to do it just like the pros. Let's get started with the Sony Vegas Production Workflow.

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