Can't Pan Videos All The Way to Edge?

Ken-Theriot wrote on 10/22/2020, 6:26 PM

I'm creating a video with 16 different videos - all of them from different people who shot their own - and trying to arrange them to all fit on one screen that would have 16 "panels" like PiP. I'm using Pan/Cropping tool on each one to shrink them down and drag them around on the 1920x1080 space. But some of them only go to about 75% of the way to the left or right before they start to disappear under the black. And another one can go as far left or right s I want it, but can only go up about 80% of the space before it, too, starts to disappear under the black.

Is there any way to fix this so that I can drag every video to anywhere on the screen space to utilize all the space?



john_dennis wrote on 10/22/2020, 6:41 PM

Use Pan/Crop to size each video. Use Track Motion to place each video on the canvas created by your Project Properties.

red-diamond wrote on 10/22/2020, 7:00 PM

Track Motion is the easiest way to do that, Ken. But another is to uncheck the "Lock Aspect Ratio" button and the "Size About the Center" button in the Pan/Crop window. Stretch the window first and then position your clip.

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Greg-Kintz wrote on 10/22/2020, 7:00 PM

Vegas is a bit quirky when panning and cropping videos with different aspect ratio resolutions that are different than that of the project properties. To get around this, when dropping in a clip with a different aspect ratio or resolution, the first thing to do is open pan/crop FX box, right click on the image and select "match output aspect", using this newly created pan/crop keyframe, now you can shrink or expand said clip anywhere in your project image space, but w/o the image getting clipped.

michael-harrison wrote on 10/22/2020, 7:06 PM

"like PiP"

Why not just *use* PIP?

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Ken-Theriot wrote on 10/22/2020, 7:26 PM

Wow, thanks for all those replies! I'll be back in the studio tomorrow and will try these things then. I'll let you know how it goes.

Ken-Theriot wrote on 10/23/2020, 1:36 PM

"like PiP"

Why not just *use* PIP?

Wow! I didn't know about this! I've been trying to manually do it with pan/crop for YEARS! Sheesh. THANK YOU!!!

walter-i. wrote on 10/23/2020, 2:25 PM


Wow! I didn't know about this! I've been trying to manually do it with pan/crop for YEARS! Sheesh. THANK YOU!!!

That's why Gary and his team provide tutorials on new releases.