I use Vegas since version 3 and love it (I really think it is one of the best NLE).
But I stay astonished because there is no overwrite mode to add clip on time line.
All others NLE have this feature.
am I the only one who regret that ?
Well, l’ll try to explain it but i’m not english, so sorry in advance for my bad english.
Overwrite mode is when the clip you add on time line replace the existing media.
Actually, to make the same thing in Vegas, you must:
-select clip to overwrite
-make a time selection
-hit delete key
-hit ‘A’ key to add media (from trimmer)
With overwrite mode, you have just to add clip to time line, existing media are automatically replaced.
absolutely all the NLE i know, have this feature. (Edius, Liquid, Premiere...)
Finally somebody who understands me. Thank SonyEPM :)))
I know there is no AVID ( or Edius, or Premiere, Liquid…) overwrite mode or style in Vegas and this is precisely why I make this post.
I already use the method you describe but I think it is very uneasy.
Why Vegas don’t have this basic feature whereas ALL NLE have it ?
Every time I speak about Vegas with professional video editor, this is one of the reproaches they make.
I LOVE Vegas and i think he can become the best professional NLE, but he continue to have some lacks (unjustified).
Rosebud, I'm curious why that is preferred over adding video or audio as a take? Does it affect the timeline differently?
If you want to delete the the take that's not active, you just right click the event, select Take from the Menu and then select Delete. You then can choose which takes you want to delete and you can select multiple takes to delete.
I know the “Take” feature (I use it every day) and I think this is one of the best Vegas’s features.
But this is not the same as a “overwrite mode”.
I can use “Take” if the clip I add to time line have the same length as the Event I replace.
With overwrite mode I can replace several events at the same time with only one event.
Difficult to explain that because I am not English.
Try it with another NLE and you will see this is a basic feature.
busterkeaton: That makes sence.
I always did wish more things were available on a clip/instance level, rather than a track level. I'd like just about everything on a clip level AND/or track. But I don't hear many people mention that besides me.
Why not just put the overwrite clip in a video track above the clips you want to hide? Very simple, every opportunity to adjust, when you like the setup you can always make it permanent by cutting out the section on the lower track (without ripple) and moving your overwrite clip down.
Why? Save for Vegas' Takes feature, all other NLEs can add media to the timeline in much the same way. Except, most other NLEs have an ovewrite feature. It's not a workflow model, the ability to ovewrite media is simply a feature.
An overwrite feature would be quite useful, tho I haven't really wished for it (in comparison to some other features I wish Vegas had), but rather just used the workflow that Vetgas presents me with. Is this right? Well, until Vegas adds an overwrite feature, it's the only workflow we've got.
Also, couldn't a script be written to make overwrite a reality?
Editing is editing. Even M$ Word have an overwrite feature ;))
I not understand why this is not obvious for everyone.
Also, as JIVE said :” until Vegas adds an overwrite feature, it's the only workflow we've got”
But my wish expensive is really that Vegas become the best NLE (Even if in many case Vegas is already the best ;)))
And to be the best, Vegas need some little improvements: Overwrite mode is some of them.
I’m curious to know why Sony team consider this feature not essential ?