Both audio and video timeline selection not working

Paul-Fierlinger wrote on 10/29/2021, 12:09 PM

Why is it that I have never been able to succeed in changing volumes by selecting all? When I use "select all after cursor' some events change but most don't. I've tried playing with all combinations of selections and just can't get a simple "change after cursor. If I try too hard, Vegas freezes and I have to use task manager to restart. Where can I read more about this? And yes, I have studied Help and started from the Select menu but have never succeeded completely (an hour track with multiple events). Any advise? Tutorials?


rraud wrote on 10/29/2021, 4:41 PM

Are you referring to Track volume faders, Track volume envelopes or Event Gain adj,?

Paul-Fierlinger wrote on 10/29/2021, 5:27 PM

I am referring to Event Gain. I have music on one layer and VO on another one. I need to render each event with a minimal volume of the music and maximum volume of the VO track over to my animation software to work on the characters' lip-syncing. For that reason I often need to temporarily playback a louder music track and shortly after turn it back to its minimum to check out how the lip-synching works in Vegas before I go back to TVPaint and work some more on lip-sync frames. The most efficient way for me is to raise and lower the entire music layer rather than play with the volume level of each clip.

Paul-Fierlinger wrote on 10/30/2021, 10:29 AM

Thanks, rraud, I think I get the gist of this even though some of it is way above my knowledge. Much obliged. Might be back.

rraud wrote on 10/30/2021, 10:35 AM

The fastest and easiest would be to assign the music tracks to sub master bus A, and assign the dialog tracks to sub bus B, This option will give you two faders, one for music, the other for dialog. Add the buses in the 'Insert' menu. Select the track's 'Pan' fader's context menu to show the tracks' bus send volume fader (right-click to choose pre or post fader for the tracks). btw, the track's send in the post fader mode can give you an additional 12dB gain (over unity) should you need it.. another +12dB with bus's output fader... not to mention the overall master fader. You can use the 'B' key shortcut to show/hide the master buses.. or have them in a separate window in the 'View> Window> Master bus' (aka, 'Mixer', as it was named in the legacy versions of VP.)

rraud, Magix Sound Forge forum moderator

Paul-Fierlinger wrote on 10/30/2021, 12:44 PM

That's what I've been planning on setting up tonight-- it sounds do-able and not that complicated. By the way, should I have the Windows slider set to pretty high, say 80% or does it even make a difference?

rraud wrote on 10/30/2021, 1:57 PM

Your PC's (soundcard) volume has no affect on Vegas, so you can set that as needed, if that is what you are asking. The master (mixer) and sub master volumes will be the same, whether adjusted from the timeline header view or the 'Mixer' window view. I usually set the master to unity gain and adjust the tracks and sub-masters as needed. btw, double-clicking a fader sets it the default gain, which is unity (0.0dB).