New Feature Request - Still frame length

chap wrote on 5/28/2014, 7:00 PM
Hey all-
I am an editor who has ended up doing a lot of animatic editing based on storyboards made by animators.

inside the "preferences" under editing there is a place where I can set the length of the frames for new still images. This is great as sometimes I have to put 10 stills in which will work best at 4 frames each, and then this will be followed by 10 which will work best at 2 frames each (for example).

The only pain is that to change this setting I have to go through all the menus, etc, in order to change the setting.

If this could be changed to a hotkey, and handled via a couple keystrokes, it would be a BOON for productivity!!!

I have been a Vegas user since V3, so I would love it if Sony could take this under consideration. I would probably convert a lot of other editors if this change were made!



Ros wrote on 5/28/2014, 7:31 PM
Chap, you should trial Vegasaur!

Do the following:

Select multiple events on the timeline and then go to:
Quick Properties
Length: dial in your event timing

1 Click Commands
Close Gaps (either selected events or tracks)

Today I had over a 100 stills that I had to time to 4 frames each and again Vegasaur came to the rescue.

ushere wrote on 5/28/2014, 8:03 PM
alternatively, go to edit detail tab, highlight required frames (events) type in new length.....
Gary James wrote on 5/28/2014, 9:26 PM
These types of post media import, timeline layout tasks, are easily accomplished using Timeline Tools. Here's a video using an older version of the program that describes laying out timeline Events for a photo slideshow project. Below that is a link to a video that shows how you can use Timeline Tools to move one or more Events in the Vegas timeline with just a few mouse clicks. The same is true to reverse the order of one or more Events.