Showcase your VEGAS Movie Studio videos!


Alexbamper wrote on 7/15/2021, 1:53 AM

Hello, if you are interested in even much examples you can watch my fast videos in channel.
I use and love only Movie Studio.

Dexcon wrote on 7/24/2021, 8:12 AM

I phone 7 including files forwarded to I phone 7 from other I phones.

Vegas Pro (and therefore VMS) does not cope very well for many with Variable Frame Rate (VFR) from iPhones and Samsung phones amongst others. Many have experienced this - if you do a forum search re 'variable frame rate', there'll be a long history of this. The most common recommendation over the years is to transcode VFR to Constant Frame Rate (CFR) via a utility such as the free HandBrake amongst others and then import the CFR transcode into Vegas Pro.

This of course may not be the problem, but if you did the VFR to CFR conversion and updated it on the timeline, then that would either eliminate or exclude that as the cause of the problem.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 11 Black Creator Edition

Installed: Vegas Pro 16 Edit, Vegas Pro 17 Edit, Vegas Pro 18, Vegas Pro 19 Edit, Vegas Pro 20 Edit, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, BCC 2023, Mocha Pro 2022.5.1, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Neat NR, DVD Architect 6.0, MAGIX Travel Maps, Sound Forge Pro 16, SpectraLayers Pro 9, iZotope RX10 Advanced and many other iZ plugins, Vegasaur 4.0

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"


EricLNZ wrote on 7/24/2021, 6:32 PM

@Chris-Bridgwood This thread is about "Showcase your VEGAS Movie Studio videos". Please do not hijack it with unrelated matters. As requested in another thread please start a new thread for your problem.

NOVAdash wrote on 8/31/2021, 9:02 PM

Anyone considering getting a dash cam?

Well, the Nextbase 622 GW is one of the most expensive ones. Check out my review (done using Movie Studio v16)

POZESTcom wrote on 10/30/2021, 12:34 PM

I don't recall how i did two of my video edits, in this short clip, but this is me learning to play with my videos and Movie Studio 15.0 :

EricLNZ wrote on 2/8/2022, 2:59 AM

Muriwai Gannet Colony

Whilst not as large as an Albatross these majestic birds are amazing.

FayFen wrote on 2/10/2022, 12:40 AM

Lovely work Eric, your shots are steady, is it your camcorder or VMS job?

EricLNZ wrote on 2/10/2022, 1:51 AM

Steady! It was very windy. There's quite a story here. Taken on one of my Retirement Village trips. I don't usually take a tripod but I did this time as I knew I'd probably have to zoom in a lot. But my tripod stayed slung over my shoulder as I couldn't use it. The paths are not wide and the viewing platforms had plenty of people so I couldn't put up my tripod. I would have been in the way and run the risk of having it knocked. Plus it was so windy I had to suddenly turn around on several occasions to shield my camera from the black sand being blown up from below. I lost my cap twice, fortunately onto the path behind me. My ten year old Canon Legria HFG10 has stabilisation which was only on its normal (dynamic) setting. I don't think I bothered with the additional powered stabilisation as I didn't have the screen out, which is how I normally shoot. Opening the screen was like lowering an aircraft's flaps! So I was using the optical viewfinder, not easy with specs, shielding it with my cap. NZ sunlight is very bright.

But what saved me was I was leaning against the platforms railings which provided me with stabilisation although you can see juddering in places as the wind hit me. The worst I cut out and I probably have twice as much more as I used. Lastly some shots were taken leaning over the rail as the birds were a mere metre below. I wouldn't have been able to get into that position with a tripod. No stabilisation in VMS. I try to not use it as it crops and with 1080 affects picture quality. On occasions when I'm handholding around a park or garden, and there are no people or vehicles in the shot, I'll slow the shot down on the timeline to help steady it.

Considering the windy conditions I'm amazed at what I managed to capture.

FayFen wrote on 2/10/2022, 10:45 AM

Well done! Eric.

*I hope you have uv filter on as it surly important in "sandy scenes", I have one on all my cameras.

EricLNZ wrote on 2/10/2022, 4:17 PM

Yes I keep a UV filter on to protect the lens. Some claim it can degrade the image. My tests showed it didn't except when shooting a bright source. For example the moon in the night sky. I found the filter gave a ghost second image. Removing the filter and it went away.

3POINT wrote on 2/14/2022, 5:39 AM

No stabilisation in VMS. I try to not use it as it crops and with 1080 affects picture quality.

Eric, try stabilisation in VMS together with a light Sharpen FX applied. Cropping/ zooming in a view pixels doesn't affect viewable picture quality. Did you shot in 1080p or 1080i with your Canon?

EricLNZ wrote on 2/14/2022, 4:28 PM

@3POINT Unfortunately my camera doesn't shoot 1080 50p only 50i and 25p. I find (to my eyes/brain) 25p not smooth when there's movement across the screen so shoot 50i. I export 50i for general use as players, TVs etc always seem to do a better job deinterlacing than video editing software. I convert my 50i to 50p with Handbrake for Vimeo. Interlaced only annoys me when there's fine moving lines which shimmer. Actually caused by the nature of the digital image with its fixed pixel positions but made worse by interlacing with half the image being "made up". But 1080i problems are nothing like we used to put up with when shooting SD 576 or 480.

4K would be nice but many PAL consumer cameras appear to only shoot 25p not 50p. Plus at my age my current camera will probably keep going for as long as I do.

3POINT wrote on 2/15/2022, 4:24 AM

@EricLNZ I also still have (but don't use it anymore) my Panasonic HCX909 which I used the first holidaytrip with 1080i50, after that luckily only in 1080p50. (before I used a HDV Sony HC1 camera, also 1080i50 only) I also used to export to 1080i50 (mp4) but unfortunately my new newly UHDTV doesn't like interlaced (mp4). Luckily I always keep my projects and just export those 1080i50 projects with Vegaspro again, but directly to 1080p50 now. Which gives quite good results also with stabilization. (I prefer the Mercalli plugin above the Vegas stabilization, which works also fine with VMS17).

Since a few years I record in 4k only, first 4k camera a Panasonic FZ300 was also only 25p, which gives a lot of trouble when not recorded with 180 degree shutter. But, I recently found a workable solution to convert those 25p recordings to 50p (Flowframes).

Since three years now I only use a DJI Osmo Pocket which records up to 2160p60 and is for me the perfect 4k camera for city and holiday trips.

EricLNZ wrote on 2/15/2022, 5:05 AM
my new newly UHDTV doesn't like interlaced (mp4)

@3POINT I've encountered the same mp4 problem with either my eight year old Panasonic TV or Panasonic Blu-ray player when playing mp4 interlaced from a thumb drive. I forget which. They play but at 25 fps as only one field is used. So with mp4 files for occasional delivery I only use 1080p50. The 50i files I usually play are always m2ts which give no problems.

3POINT wrote on 2/15/2022, 5:32 AM

@EricLNZ I also only have these problems with mp4, not with mpg or m2ts. Mp4 default is progressive only and also only square pixels. When keeping that in mind I export everything to mp4 (for my UHDTV and also Internet use) in progressive and change AR to meet PAR of 1:1. For example SD 720x576i50 I export to 768x576p50 and HDV 1440x1080i50 I export to 1920x1080p50, HD 1920x1080i50 I export to 1920x1080p50 (and even 3840x2160p50 I export to 1920x1080p50).

EricLNZ wrote on 2/3/2023, 4:30 AM

Another nature video - Mighty Monarchs

Close up video shooting is always a challenge.

3POINT wrote on 2/3/2023, 4:39 AM

@EricLNZ well done.

FayFen wrote on 2/4/2023, 12:09 AM

@EricLNZ, Nice. What camcorder you have, doesn't it have time-laps recording?

We all wait for your next year Mighty Monarchs, the sequel.

EricLNZ wrote on 2/4/2023, 3:29 AM

@FayFen My 10 year old Canon Legria HFG10 doesn't have timelapse recording and anyway it's not a situation where I'd leave my camera unattended. Also I'd want to shoot normally when it occurred. I'm considering having a swan plant plus another plant on my balcony to increase my chances. An even bigger challenge would be to find a caterpillar making its chrysallis.