What Features Would You Like Added to V7b ??


JHendrix wrote on 9/16/2006, 3:29 AM
make it easier to see if menu items are selcted or not IE Quantize to Frames

Put check marks next to selceted menu and selceted preset
Rosebud wrote on 9/16/2006, 3:39 AM
About Audio Event FX:

A workaround to have Audio Event FX is to use Nested Project:
-Make a new project with only your audio event
-Apply fx to audio track
-If you use temporal fx (like reverb), place a marker after the event.
-Nest this project in your master project

Ok, not really the same as native event fx and not very handy but it work.
mwurm wrote on 9/16/2006, 7:10 AM
Image Stabilization like Steady Move in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Guy Bruner wrote on 9/16/2006, 7:43 AM
AVCHD support (I know the cams are just coming out :-)).
fwtep wrote on 9/16/2006, 8:06 AM
Rosebud, how exactly is that work-around better/easier than the work-around that exists now (individual tracks)?
Rosebud wrote on 9/16/2006, 8:26 AM
Adding track each time you have to add fx increase significantly the number of tracks.
With nested project you need to add 2 tracks only (one track if you don’t have adjacent events or temporal fx).
fwtep wrote on 9/16/2006, 10:13 AM
Perhaps, but to me it's much more of a pain to have to deal with two (or more) projects than just more tracks. It's an interesting idea though, and I'll experiment to see if I can come up with a streamlined way of working with it.

But I'd still be much happier if each event simply had its own EQ. See, I use a lot of sound effects and they all need to be modified with EQ. For example, muffling sounds that are in the distance or adding more bass to an explosion. Right now there are certain things we can do per-event, such as Normalize, Invert Phase, combine channels, etc. Adding a third tab to the properties window-- Audio Event, Media, and EQ-- would be great. Yes it would be great to have full support for all FX per-event (except maybe time-dependent ones) but for now, EQ would help a lot of people, at least I *think* it would. Anyone disagree?

Letting audio FX be keyframable just like video FX would be another possibility, so you could have keyframes visible on the track.
ibliss wrote on 9/16/2006, 10:53 AM
Adding that option to the properties dialog would be even worse than the current "Apply non-real time effect".

Have you investigated this option? You can use the eq (or any plugin) on the event, and when applied it creates a new take for the event (and makes it the active take). You can create several versions and each creates a new take, leaving the original unchanged and available as the first take.

HOWEVER this option as it stands could be so much more flexible. At the moment you can't hear the audio in the context of the project (it ONLY plays the event you are applying the FX too) and you can't specify which part of the event you want to listen to - it plays back from the start of the event every time.

As an option it works in some scenarios (such as your SFX, fwtep, I think), but is too restrictive to be much use in most situations.
tomaras wrote on 9/16/2006, 10:53 AM
Multi Channel rendering to BWF audio with timecode. We can open BWF files why can't we save them?
David Arbogast wrote on 9/16/2006, 1:24 PM
I'm just a hobbyist and by no means a power user, but something I would love is a sort of script-assist that you get with some programs like photoshop. In photoshop you can "record" a series of actions and then "replay" them. That would be a great way for non-power-users to feel "empowered." [somebody correct me - maybe Vegas already has ths and I just haven't discovered it yet]
David Arbogast wrote on 9/16/2006, 2:12 PM
I second Jayster's excellent suggestion for the addition of curves editing at the keyframe level (I'm a little surprised that Vegas doesn't already have this). I can imagine some pretty amazing photomontages with the addition of a keyframe curve editor.
ken c wrote on 9/18/2006, 8:19 AM
great ideas from everyone .. any other requests to pass along to the dev team?

maybe prioritized would help..


GlennChan wrote on 9/18/2006, 5:37 PM
When adding plug-in chains, you should have an option to either overwrite existing FX or to append them. Maybe the shift modifier key should control this.... although in that case, few people would realize the modifier key is there.
tomaras wrote on 9/19/2006, 10:29 AM
One more timcode thought for inclusion.

How about the ability to read LTC timecode from an audio input or track and convert it to usable code for recording or syncing to the timeline.
Quryous wrote on 9/19/2006, 12:52 PM
Smart background render / prerender that STAYS saved unless you make a change to that specific clip.
p@mast3rs wrote on 9/19/2006, 1:23 PM
Actually Im going to go out on a limb here and recommend something totally different. I would like to see Sony partner up with Serious Magic so Sony/SM could offer special deals to Vegas users for Ultra and DVRack HD 2.0. Seems only natural since Sony touts the mobile editing with lower requirements than other NLEs. Plus SM would get access to an already larger customer base. If that cant be done, then why not license their DV Rack Xpress program for integration?

Other than that, maybe High Profile support for H.264 AVC as Nero have seemed to have dropped the ball yet again with their Nero 7.5 Enhanced version.
JHendrix wrote on 9/19/2006, 3:38 PM
add items to right click menu- like whether or not a grouped clip should be deleated "with group" or without group"

work with Boris to fix the timeline selection issue
vegasmon wrote on 9/19/2006, 4:25 PM
I agree with all of Kens ideas , but what about the ability to use Photoshop filters ?
This would be a great feature
A improved Video Titler is a must..stop relying on 3rd party applications.

JJKizak wrote on 9/19/2006, 4:46 PM
Hell, I'm still blown away with those color snapper dinguses. Just as I was with the Video/Audio sync tint changes.

Shannon Rawls wrote on 9/20/2006, 5:31 PM
tomaras: "One more timcode thought for inclusion. How about the ability to read LTC timecode from an audio input or track and convert it to usable code for recording or syncing to the timeline."

Wow, if we were able to do that, it would solve 24F HDV timecode issues with Canon H1 & A1 users. *smile* I would simply record timecode on track 3 or 4 and sync that way in post.
BrianStanding wrote on 9/20/2006, 7:05 PM
"click on an event the in the timeline and have it high-lighted automatically in the edit details window"

That's exactly how it works in Sound Forge! I've been asking for this for years now. I wish Sony would go over all of its software and make sure Acid, Sound Forge and Vegas all have each other's goodies -- it's not like they need to pay licensing or anything.

From Sound Forge:
- Interactive Regions list
- Cut list
- Preview cut with pre-roll [Ctrl-K]

From Acid
- Track folders
ken c wrote on 9/21/2006, 8:53 AM
I'd like to be able to save files in V6 format, eg File/Save As/ vegas 6 format files too, in case I can't use V7, eg quicktime install issues etc.. or to share vegs with those only using V6...

quicktime looks fine so far though, installed 7.1.3 and the SDK (had to reg/email at apple though for that), and now V7 imports my .movs just fine...

bartkean wrote on 9/21/2006, 9:23 AM
Sure would be nice to drag Opt-Adam Mxf. files into the timeline.
JJKizak wrote on 9/23/2006, 1:00 PM
Automatic quantize to frames while merging clips instead of turning off quantize to frames, merge clip that doesn't want to merge, then turning on quantize to frames again.