Showcase your VEGAS Movie Studio videos!

NOVAdash wrote on 3/20/2021, 9:21 AM

How is there not a legit showcase thread here?

I am genuinely interested in seeing the finished products of other Movie Studio users so I can get a better idea of what this software can do.

So, other users, please post links to your videos so we all can see them and learn from each other! I'd be happy to start but don't want this to come off as spammy. I'll wait for a few replies before posting a video from my channel (assuming there's interest in this sort of thing; I can't be the only one...).

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EricLNZ wrote on 3/20/2021, 5:04 PM

No you're not the only one. On phone at present but I'll post later.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/21/2021, 5:06 PM

Vegas Movie Studio is a consumer product so presumably most of us consumer users will be producing videos best described as "home movies". Somewhat different to the polished productions of our Pro friends. Personally I consider every video should tell a story of some kind. Anyway to kick off here's a short video I made last year https://vimeo.com/433918786

 

 

NOVAdash wrote on 3/21/2021, 7:38 PM

Vegas Movie Studio is a consumer product so presumably most of us consumer users will be producing videos best described as "home movies". Somewhat different to the polished productions of our Pro friends. Personally I consider every video should tell a story of some kind. Anyway to kick off here's a short video I made last year https://vimeo.com/433918786

 

 

I really enjoyed that video. Good, dry, humorous narration. Good work on fading the music down at the right spots. I watched your 2020 video as well. It's great for me seeing your perspective as yours is the country that's touted as one of the biggest success stories for stopping the spread. Yours is a story told well for sure. Loved the exercise bit. I enjoyed 2020 enough that I forgot to look at it from a technical standpoint. :D

I partially agree about consumer users not trying to be "pro", but also think that sometimes we consumer users don't give the software enough credit.

My channel is dashcam videos, synced to music. Once I had kids, I couldn't keep up with it so my last upload is 2015 and uses Movie Studio version 11 (though I posted newer videos since, none are as "high grade" as my Episodes). Now that my kids are older, I'm starting to get back into it, because they entertain themselves now. Also I'm looking forward to using MS 16+'s motion tracking to move my license plate blockers automagically (they are done by hand in all episodes thus far).

Episode 15:

 

EricLNZ wrote on 3/21/2021, 8:47 PM

Thanks. I'll watch yours later.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/22/2021, 5:46 AM

@NOVAdash Now I see where your user name comes from! We all have our share of idiot drivers.

devon-kelley wrote on 3/22/2021, 1:54 PM



My entry here. I also have MSP17 but I can use my plugins so I stick with MSP15....

EricLNZ wrote on 3/22/2021, 8:19 PM

It's interesting to see how different users of VMS use it to produce very different types of videos.

@devon-kelley What is the chemical being added at 1.38. You don't tell us. Also is the container glass or plastic?

john-brown wrote on 3/23/2021, 8:26 AM

@EricLNZ

Has anyone asked Magix/Vegas to add in a Media part to the forum like there is in the Magix.info forum for users to post their creations? I think would be much better than using a message thread to post media.

John CB

Vegas Pro 15 Edit, Vegas Movie Studio 16 Platinum, Magix Video Pro X13, Movie Edit Pro Plus 2022, Xara Designer Pro X16, Samplitude Pro X3 Suite, Music Maker Premium 2022, SF Audio Cleaning Lab 3, Sound Forge Pro 11 and more.

devon-kelley wrote on 3/23/2021, 8:43 AM

It's interesting to see how different users of VMS use it to produce very different types of videos.

@devon-kelley What is the chemical being added at 1.38. You don't tell us. Also is the container glass or plastic?

Its plastic glue. Its basically a solvent that melts plastic so when you stick two pieces of plastic together they stick. And its a glass jar.

NOVAdash wrote on 3/23/2021, 2:43 PM



My entry here. I also have MSP17 but I can use my plugins so I stick with MSP15....

Well done! Good transitions, nice, steady camera-work (panning, etc.). Well, from the way it looks, I'm only assuming it was manual camera work and not panned with the software. One (hopefully) helpful tip: when doing a how-to video, post instructions as text to accompany the footage, or even narrate it. Thanks for posting!

set wrote on 3/23/2021, 4:08 PM

Thanks for sharing 😀👍. Keep them coming!

EricLNZ wrote on 3/23/2021, 5:37 PM

Has anyone asked Magix/Vegas to add in a Media part to the forum like there is in the Magix.info forum for users to post their creations? I think would be much better than using a message thread to post media.

John CB

@john-brown Where's that John? I've never stumbled across it and cannot find it.

vkmast wrote on 3/23/2021, 5:40 PM

@EricLNZ would this be what he means? https://www.magix.info/us/media/

EricLNZ wrote on 3/23/2021, 5:40 PM

Okay I've found it now https://www.magix.info/us/media/

I wonder how often it is visited. Also how do users know there's a new video posted? Personally I'd prefer a pinned message thread.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/23/2021, 5:41 PM

Tks Vk we crossed.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/23/2021, 5:44 PM

This VMS section only had four pinned threads so I've now pinned it so it appears at the top among the Important Posts.

john-brown wrote on 3/23/2021, 5:50 PM

@EricLNZ

Hi Eric,

I see that @vkmast has pointed you in the right direction. There seems to be a huge following with several uploads per day.

Look at this recent one. The owner can post info about the video and others can comment on it. You can follow the thread, look up the owner and check out his/her other videos, etc. Nothing gets lost in a long thread.

John CB

 

Vegas Pro 15 Edit, Vegas Movie Studio 16 Platinum, Magix Video Pro X13, Movie Edit Pro Plus 2022, Xara Designer Pro X16, Samplitude Pro X3 Suite, Music Maker Premium 2022, SF Audio Cleaning Lab 3, Sound Forge Pro 11 and more.

anthony-chiappette wrote on 3/30/2021, 8:31 PM

Having had an interest in Pinball I have shot and edited many pinball videos on my YouTube channel. My current passion is a kid's toy bowling game that I am jus in love with. Over the past couple of months, I've been making videos of the game. Nothing spectacular, but this is pretty much what I've been doing in the latest VMS version 17...

ASUS Prime Z590-A Motherboard with Intel Core i7 11700 8 Core / 16 Thread 2.50GHZ, 64GB Crucial DDR4 3200( 4 x 16GB), nVidia GeForce GTX1650Super 4GB DDR5, SoundBlaster X AE5 soundcard, 3 x 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA 3 SSD, 2 x 8TB Samsung 870 QVO SATA 3 SSD, 1 x 2TB Samsung 980 Pro NVME PICE4 SSD, 2 X WD 4 TB NVME PCIE3 SSD, 2 X Viewsonic monitors, LG Blu-Ray writer. Windows 10 (latest build), currently using VMS17 Platinum.

FayFen wrote on 3/31/2021, 2:36 AM

Nothing can beat a good pinball game Anthony, even a virtual one on my tablet.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/31/2021, 2:42 AM

Thanks Anthony. It again shows the variety of uses VMS users put their software to.

studio-4 wrote on 6/6/2021, 11:19 AM

[Previously posted in my FireWire thread: I moved it here since it's more on-topic.]

Below is a brief clip of some footage I shot a few years ago, re-cut in VMS 17. I previously posted a version with Vegas' halftone-effect, which I quite liked, but the CODEC couldn't handle all the detail and introduced a huge amount of macro-blocking, so I just changed the opening sequence to a film damage effect.

New edit!


"MEMORY" ©2021 modularfilms—all rights reserved.

I'm updating the linked clip with additional footage as I continue to ingest more content (hence the many edits to this post). Unfortunately, all the raw footage was acquired with a 2/3" camera, so there's more depth-of-field present than I would like. If I were to shoot this today with my Sony FS100 large-format camera, the shots would appear far more "cinematic."

 

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asus laptop system specifications:
Asus 17.3" Republic of Gamers Strix G17 model: 77H0ROG1.
Ryzen 9 5900HX 3.3GHz (4.6GHz boost), eight-core CPU.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6).
32GB Crucial 3200MHz DDR4 (x2 16GB 120-pin SO-DIMMs).
512GB M.2 NMVe PCIe SSD (available second M.2 slot).

OS: installed on 7/1/2021:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit; OS version 20H2; build 19042.1052.
Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.2020.0.

asus laptop installed applications:
Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum; version 17.0 (build 221); purchased via download 29 May 2021.
Microsoft Edge (default browser; no plug-ins).

asus laptop OpenFX add-ons:
BorisFX Continuum 2021.5 (subscription).
NewBlue Elements 3 Overlay.

HP desktop system specifications:
HP Z440 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 3.5GHz (4GHz-boost), quad-core CPU.
32GB DDR4 ECC RAM.
1TB SATA SSD.
AMD Radeon RX470 4GB
AMD Radeon R7200.

OS:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit; OS version 20H2; build 19042.985.
Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.2020.0.

HP desktop installed applications:
Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum; version 17.0 (build 221); purchased via download 29 May 2021.
Blackmagic Design Media Express 2.3 for Windows 10.
WinDV 1.2.3.
Microsoft Edge (default browser; no plug-ins).

HP desktop OpenFX add-ons:
FXhome Ignite Advanced VFX pack.
BorisFX' Stylize Unit 2020.5.
NewBlue Elements 3 Overlay.

cameras/VTRs:



Sony NEX-FS100 Super35 1080p24/50/60 digital-cine camera.
Sony NEX-FS700 Super35 1080p24/50/60/240/960 high-speed digital-cine camera.
Sony NEX-5R APS-C 1080p60 cameras (x3).
Sony DSR450WSL 2/3" 480p24 16:9 DVCAM camera.
Sony VX1000 1/3" 480i60 4:3 miniDV camera.
Sony DSR11 DVCAM VTR.

personal websites:

YouTube channel: modularfilms

photography/iighting website: http://lightbasics.com/

NOVAdash wrote on 6/7/2021, 10:40 AM

[Previously posted in my FireWire thread: I moved it here since it's more on-topic.]

Below is a brief clip of some footage I shot a few years ago, re-cut in VMS 17. I previously posted a version with Vegas' halftone-effect, which I quite liked, but the CODEC couldn't handle all the detail and introduced a huge amount of macro-blocking, so I just changed the opening sequence to a film damage effect.


"MEMORY" ©2021 modularfilms—all rights reserved.

I'm updating the linked clip with additional footage as I continue to ingest more content (hence the many edits to this post). Unfortunately, all the raw footage was acquired with a 2/3" camera, so there's more depth-of-field present than I would like. If I were to shoot this today with my Sony FS100 large-format camera, the shots would appear far more "cinematic."

 

That's great! The film effects are something I haven't played with so it's nice to see them in use, and used effectively.

This may help... About the blockiness, I did a slideshow for my kids' graduation and found that the hardware accelerated renders produced blocks and artifacts, but when using a software render, it would be smooth (but take 5x longer).

In this example, use the ones NOT labeled AMD VCE:

studio-4 wrote on 6/7/2021, 9:06 PM

Thanks! I tried the AVCHD CODEC but the results were the same. I have a pretty lame graphics card in my PC now—trying to decide on AMD (Vegas-supported acceleration) vs. Nvidia (BorisFX-supported acceleration). Didn't explore all these other render options—thanks for the tip!

Does anyone know the highest quality CODEC in Vegas and/or the one with the highest bit-rate? Again, I really liked the halftone/RGB effect, sort of like a Sony Trinitrion-mask effect, but the resulting file was pretty heavily macro-blocked.

It's so funny—I originally cut this short 15 years ago in Sony Vegas, and I think I used almost the same effects! Having a lot of fun with Vegas and the various effects with this old footage.

Last changed by studio-4 on 6/7/2021, 9:09 PM, changed a total of 1 times.

asus laptop system specifications:
Asus 17.3" Republic of Gamers Strix G17 model: 77H0ROG1.
Ryzen 9 5900HX 3.3GHz (4.6GHz boost), eight-core CPU.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6).
32GB Crucial 3200MHz DDR4 (x2 16GB 120-pin SO-DIMMs).
512GB M.2 NMVe PCIe SSD (available second M.2 slot).

OS: installed on 7/1/2021:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit; OS version 20H2; build 19042.1052.
Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.2020.0.

asus laptop installed applications:
Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum; version 17.0 (build 221); purchased via download 29 May 2021.
Microsoft Edge (default browser; no plug-ins).

asus laptop OpenFX add-ons:
BorisFX Continuum 2021.5 (subscription).
NewBlue Elements 3 Overlay.

HP desktop system specifications:
HP Z440 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 3.5GHz (4GHz-boost), quad-core CPU.
32GB DDR4 ECC RAM.
1TB SATA SSD.
AMD Radeon RX470 4GB
AMD Radeon R7200.

OS:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit; OS version 20H2; build 19042.985.
Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.2020.0.

HP desktop installed applications:
Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum; version 17.0 (build 221); purchased via download 29 May 2021.
Blackmagic Design Media Express 2.3 for Windows 10.
WinDV 1.2.3.
Microsoft Edge (default browser; no plug-ins).

HP desktop OpenFX add-ons:
FXhome Ignite Advanced VFX pack.
BorisFX' Stylize Unit 2020.5.
NewBlue Elements 3 Overlay.

cameras/VTRs:



Sony NEX-FS100 Super35 1080p24/50/60 digital-cine camera.
Sony NEX-FS700 Super35 1080p24/50/60/240/960 high-speed digital-cine camera.
Sony NEX-5R APS-C 1080p60 cameras (x3).
Sony DSR450WSL 2/3" 480p24 16:9 DVCAM camera.
Sony VX1000 1/3" 480i60 4:3 miniDV camera.
Sony DSR11 DVCAM VTR.

personal websites:

YouTube channel: modularfilms

photography/iighting website: http://lightbasics.com/

studio-4 wrote on 6/15/2021, 11:49 PM

 

This may help... About the blockiness, I did a slideshow for my kids' graduation and found that the hardware accelerated renders produced blocks and artifacts, but when using a software render, it would be smooth (but take 5x longer).

In this example, use the ones NOT labeled AMD VCE:

By the way, I re-compressed another file with the halftone effect applied but I increased the bitrate to 30Mbps, and the resulting file was pretty good! A lot better than at the default bitrate.

asus laptop system specifications:
Asus 17.3" Republic of Gamers Strix G17 model: 77H0ROG1.
Ryzen 9 5900HX 3.3GHz (4.6GHz boost), eight-core CPU.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6).
32GB Crucial 3200MHz DDR4 (x2 16GB 120-pin SO-DIMMs).
512GB M.2 NMVe PCIe SSD (available second M.2 slot).

OS: installed on 7/1/2021:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit; OS version 20H2; build 19042.1052.
Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.2020.0.

asus laptop installed applications:
Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum; version 17.0 (build 221); purchased via download 29 May 2021.
Microsoft Edge (default browser; no plug-ins).

asus laptop OpenFX add-ons:
BorisFX Continuum 2021.5 (subscription).
NewBlue Elements 3 Overlay.

HP desktop system specifications:
HP Z440 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 3.5GHz (4GHz-boost), quad-core CPU.
32GB DDR4 ECC RAM.
1TB SATA SSD.
AMD Radeon RX470 4GB
AMD Radeon R7200.

OS:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit; OS version 20H2; build 19042.985.
Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.2020.0.

HP desktop installed applications:
Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum; version 17.0 (build 221); purchased via download 29 May 2021.
Blackmagic Design Media Express 2.3 for Windows 10.
WinDV 1.2.3.
Microsoft Edge (default browser; no plug-ins).

HP desktop OpenFX add-ons:
FXhome Ignite Advanced VFX pack.
BorisFX' Stylize Unit 2020.5.
NewBlue Elements 3 Overlay.

cameras/VTRs:



Sony NEX-FS100 Super35 1080p24/50/60 digital-cine camera.
Sony NEX-FS700 Super35 1080p24/50/60/240/960 high-speed digital-cine camera.
Sony NEX-5R APS-C 1080p60 cameras (x3).
Sony DSR450WSL 2/3" 480p24 16:9 DVCAM camera.
Sony VX1000 1/3" 480i60 4:3 miniDV camera.
Sony DSR11 DVCAM VTR.

personal websites:

YouTube channel: modularfilms

photography/iighting website: http://lightbasics.com/