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Sony Vegas basics

So, I had a few friends asking me before how can they use sony vegas and, since I’ve been recently asked again, I decided that maybe using images will be more helpful than just..Write everything.

First of all I will start with the way you can import media.

One of the ways you could do so is by: File-> Import-> Media . Then a window will appear and you select the files you wish to import into Sony Vegas. But honestly, a much easier way to do so is to drag your files in SV instead.

Good. You’ve got all your files? The next thing I will show you now is some basic things you can use.

Fade in or out:

To do that you will have to go to the corner of your file/image/song and slowly drag it ( left or right depending on the corner you choosed ).

After that you can choose how long your file/image/song to be by going to the edge of it, and slowly drag it.

You can choose to make it shorter, or longer than the file already is. It’s an useful thing when  you’re editing with a song because you might want to put the images depending on the lyrics, rhythm or other elements. Also an other useful thing for both images and songs/other files is ‘Edit’->'Split’. I honestly use it more for songs so I can choose the exact part I want to edit with.

Now, moving on we have two options:

We got two buttons on the image we got right now. One is for masking and some other settings of the image ( position, make it move etc ) and the other for effects. We won’t talk right now about effects but there’s another way to put effects on your files too.

If we click the first button, a window like this one will show up

When you decide masking, be sure that 'Mask’ was checked. If not check it before you start working ( but it’s not a big deal if you check it after that either, it will still be the same result )

Once you are done masking all you will see on your preview screen will be the element/character you choosed from your image as in the picture above. You can choose to zoom in your image in the window opened for a better masking and move your image around as well so you could do everything easier. If you don’t like how it came out you can choose to undo and mask it once again.

Other than this you can go to the first line ( Position ) so you could choose the position of your image on the preview screen, zoom in or out, move it.

Keep it in mind that if you choose to move your image you must keep a certain size you first choosed for your image(this is not mandatory for backgrounds too if you want to play around with that) and once you want to change the position ( so you could make it seem like it moves on screen ) you must choose another place on the position line too ( check picture to see what I mean). You can play around with the 'Lock aspect ratio’ and 'Size about center’ buttons as well.

Other than that you can go to the 'Media Generators’ where you can add a background (or elements that can create a background) or text in your videos.

For each one of them ( background, text or other elements) you can choose to do the same thing as you did with your pictures. You can change their size, move them and so on ( for text and background I must note also the fact that you can change its color as well. It won’t be hard to find the way to change colors because a window will show up in the moment you drag the media on a video track)

Now we are almost done. You can choose to go to 'Video FX’ or 'Transitions’ to add effects and transition like in this image:

Sure, this is just an example. Go on and test all the other ones you can find (ps: Newblue FX can’t be found in SV unless you download them first–which most of the times can be a problem because of the watermarks).

Also, fade in and fade out are some kind of transitions too if we think of them. And the same way you could choose their duration you can do the same with the other transitions.

Now, above the preview screen there’s a saving button. This one will save an image of the frame you choose (to do that you must zoom in as much as you can the video track to make sure you get the exact frame you want). It’s useful as a trick to zoom in or out the whole image you just created ( background + text + other images/elements ) or even for transitions (if you want to change everything at the same time). After you click the button a window will appear. You write the name of the image and then save it.

The image you got should be like this:

Instead of 3 separated elements (initial image,background and text) now you got a whole picture. Sure, it’s just a frame so none of the initial elements will move differently or something like that. You can’t edit them separatly now that they are a whole image. There are other tricks for zooming in/out and other things like that while it moves but I won’t complicate things right now ( I probably already did…)

Now:

If you haven’t finished your video you can go to 'File’->'Save’/'Save As’ and return later to your project, or if you are done with your work you can go to 'File’->'Render As’ to get your actual video. It can take a short while or it can take a lot of time depending on how long your video is and the effects you used too.

Now I am done. I will leave here the usual settings I got as well since they are different than the usual ones SV initially has:

To change your settings go to 'File’->'Properties’

Picture in the tutorial can be found on ask-hitman-jones.tumblr.com

http://goldkristall.tumblr.com/post/128476863739/sv-glitch-effect-tutorial

Dear fellow Destiel fans,

I know we’ve been through a lot this weekend. I know a lot of us are suffering right now. I want you to know that your feelings are valid. It IS there. For whatever reason it won’t be consumated on screen. Destiel has given us so much. Their beautiful love story helped a lot of us through tough times, has given us hope. It’s okay to be sad. If you need someone to talk to, I’m here for you *hugs*

Title: Be My Baby

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3,800
Summary: Dean and Cas watch Dirty Dancing…Cas is inspired to try a few things; Dean goes along for the ride.

Note:  I don’t have much to say. I love Cas being into pop culture *uwu* 

Title:  Suddenly, All at Once

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 3,600
Summary:Dean falls in love on a Thursday.

Note: asdfghk this fic. This is all I want for them. *sighs* fluffly fluff. human!cas in the bunker. first time fic ayy.

Title:  Of Shampoo And Fruit Flies

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 18,000
Summary:Dean’s roommate is not what anyone would call ordinary. Cas is asexual, and mildly autistic, and he frustrates other people with his unrelentingly ‘childish’ ways – but it’s different with Dean: they have an exceptional bond, something truly profound. Dean figures Cas wouldn’t respond to the idea of a crush the way most people would, so he has no intention of telling him he’s been harbouring non-platonic feelings for him for years. Then one night everything falls to pieces: Cas overhears something he wasn’t meant to hear. Things were never normal between the two of them, but now they might never be comfortable again.

Note:  THIS FIC. I can’t breathe. almaasi is such a wonderful writer I really don’t know how to describe it. This fic made me so emotional, I had to show it to all my friends and I immediately went here to tell people about it. (yes, this is the fic I’ve been freaking out about in case you wondered) I have read quite a few asexual!cas fics and it all seemed so 'far away’ kinda? if that makes any sense.. but in this fic I totally FEEL cas. Dean is so cute and considerate I just adjksdskjdkf?!?!? It’s also beautifully written oh my god. This is one of my top ten fics EVER. Okay I should stop now..but you GO NOW AND READ IT AND THANK ME LATER ;)

Title:  Sam Accidentally Sees the Whole Picture

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 10,000
Summary:Sam’s been through a lot lately, what with tonight’s hunt rendering his skin an aching shade of purple and all. He can deal with Dean being overly concerned about Cas’ broken finger, and - God help him - he puts up with the sound of their preposterously soppy love confessions and first kisses on the adjacent bed. But he cannot be expected to remain silent and feign sleep throughout the entire duration of their first-ever lovemaking session. He just can’t. Especially not, because it seems apparent that Cas is more intent on deflowering himself than letting Dean do it.

Note:  Whoops. I didn’t realize this is also by almaasi. Maybe I should just rec her in general. all fics written by almassi are pure gold. jfc. This fic made me laugh so much. it’s also very cute ^_^ 

Title:  The Distance Of The Setting Sun

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 18,000
Summary:With the apocalypse off the table and Sam returned from the pit, Team Free Will finds themselves at loose ends. When Sam suggests they take a holiday, Dean expects many things. Wearing flip-flops isn’t one of them.

Note:  God this fic helped me through the last hiatus I think. It’s so beautiful and it really helps to calm you down. I think I’m gonna reread that later *~*

Title:  Take The Lead

Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 1,700
Summary:Castiel is the dance instructor for ballroom dancing. After one of his students proves to have a difficult time following her partner’s lead, Castiel asks one of his experienced students, Dean, to help him show the class how even someone unused to following can do so in a dance. Except he gets more than he bargains for when Dean decides to mix things up.

Note:  a short and sweet fic <3

Title:  Inevitable Homoeroticism in Spanish Romantic Heroes

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 42,000
Summary:Dean is a grad student studying for his MA in Spanish literature, and he’s pretty content with his sexuality as it is – that is, fairly undefined and also secret. His attraction to Castiel, a professor to the undergrads, doesn’t seem like a big deal until it becomes a very big deal, and Dean scrambles to keep his head above water.

Note: I’ve read this one a loooong time ago BUT it is in my little book and it is marked with an A+ and lots of hearts :) I do remember certain cute moments, but I don’t wanna spoil you! You will enjoy it, I’m sure!

Title: Ice, Ice Baby

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,300
Summary:Dean misses Cas, Sam thinks Dean is ridiculous, Dean and Cas struggle over the word 'unplatonic’ and eventually everyone gets ice cream and a happy ending.

Note:  oh god destiel and ice cream. yissss. we all need this now :D cas is so super cute and squinty :’D

Title: My Eyes Are An Ocean

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 10,000
Summary:It’s amazing what you decide you can get away with when you can’t see a damn thing.

Note:  Okay this isn’t necessarily fluff and I’m SO sorry but I NEED to rec this. this fic moved me to tears. it’s simply beautiful. pure destiel love. Dean is blind and..just..sadhadjkadskhjsdhfj?!

Title: It’s Only Monday, Mr. Mom

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,900
Summary:“But Dean had been leaning back against a park bench, free beer in hand, when Cas had asked if he could sit down, and well. That was that.”

Note:   I just LOVE kid fics. this is super teeth rotting fluff *~* Title: Happy Birthday, Dean Rating: Genereal Audiences Word Count: 2,800 Summary:Castiel knew this birthday was important, and he knew he had to express that to Dean. But in seeking advice from Gabriel, a notorious trickster, will things go horribly wrong? Note:  oh god I love gabriel :D and uwu there’s a destiel kiss :)) 

Title: Dean Winchester Does Not Cry During Sex

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 3,000
Summary:Dean is hit with a cuddling curse and when he isn’t being hugged he gets very emotional. Thankfully, Sam and Cas are there to help.

Note:  Also one of my all time favs :3 perfect balance of humor, fluff and smut!

Title: The Holiday

Rating: Mature
Word Count: 32,000
Summary:Another of my movie AU’s. Castiel and Sam are unlucky in both life and love, so they swap houses for the holidays. Both find the experience highly…interesting.

Note:  Chuck bless this fic. I remember reading this fic last summer. I couldn’t put it down .D 

Title: Love Letter From The Future

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 800
Summary:When Dean ends up in 2014 and meets himself and future Castiel, he wasn’t sure of what he was expecting, but being handed a piece of paper that says several words that Dean never expected to see from someone was something he never would have expected.

Note: *CRIES 5 EVER* *OTP TEARS OF HAPPINESS*

Title: Dean Winchester, Worst Patient Ever

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 2,100
Summary:Hunting a simple werewolf turned into a life or death situation for Dean, who got his ass saved again by the new human Castiel. He hates being laid up but the huge wounds across his gut force him to allow Castiel to patch him up. Problem is, he’s such a squirming child about pain that the former angel gets irritated and takes control of him. Dean finds it impossible to resist the feelings he’s been burying for years.

Note: Cas is the cutest nurse ever haha :D (go and read everything she has written, it’s all beautiful)

Title: Just Kisses

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2,300
Summary:Castiel’s not ready for anything beyond kisses. So Dean just kisses him. Everywhere.

Note: cute cuuuute smut :3 don’t judge me haha :D

Title: Dean Winchester and The Drunk Sexual Crisis

Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 716
Summary:“I mean, wow could you be any less interested?” Sam smiled, ignoring Cas’ question.

“I was interested!”

“Yeah. And that’s why she’s already flirting with someone else?”

Dean snapped his head around to see Ivy leaning over a table, shamelessly flirting with an equally hot girl.

“Oh my god,” Dean mumbled, snapping his head back forward.

Note: Lmao this one SO SUPER SHORT, but it never fails to make me smile :)

Title: Excuses, Excuses

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 837
Summary:Sam watches Dean and Cas hold hands. And maybe trolls them a little bit.

Note: this is nothing more than pure PURE fluff <3 enjoy!

Title: Hands Remember

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2,300
Summary:They’ve been together-together for a while now. And while they’ve fooled around before today, with Dean a little insecure about his body and Cas more than a little enthusiastic about getting to touch Dean, this is the first time that they’ve deliberately sent Sam away from the bunker with the purpose of having sex.

Note: I’ve read this a long time ago and a friend of mine sent me this again. Thank you, bae! Rereading it made me realize that it needs to recced immediately.I’m not necessarily into chubby!dean or anything BUT I think it’s super cute that Cas loves Dean no matter what. uwu. Oh and also this is porn lol.

Title: For Richer or Poorer, or Maybe just as Monster Bait

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 18,000
Summary:Dean and Cas go on a hunt (with Sam assisting) where they have to pretend to be married to catch the monster. Exactly what it sounds like: a fake marriage fic featuring cooking, babysitting, drunken confessions, and one out-of-control game of Big Gay Chicken.

Note: This fic is absolutely glorious :D I love pretend relationship fics. especially when it’s in the canon verse :)

Title: Castiel in the Bunker

Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 25,000
Summary:After giving up on the trials, Sam and Dean find Castiel lost, empty, and human. They take him back to the bunker to their broken hunter family. Kevin is livid. Sam is sick. Dean is worried. Yet, all three men find time to teach Castiel something new about being human. They bond through their lessons with Cas.

Note: human!cas in the bunker is the best thing ever. remember when we were hopeful for season nein? I just pretend this is what happened after 8x23 and all is well. *goes to pretend season 9 and this con never happened*

Title: What Has Eight Tentacles And isn’t Allowed to Eat Pie?

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 16,000
Summary:Dean watched an anime porn about this once, but real life turns out to be way less interesting.

Note: One of the most hilarious and simultaneously cutest fics ever. I know it sounds weird but I can guarantee that you will feel better after reading this :) Okay guys, that’s it! I recced some of my all time favs + new ones that I adore. I hope they help you through this hard time. Again, if you need someone to talk, I’m here. Love you all ♥

♥ If you like this you should totally check out my other recs  ♥
Tutorial: Theme Graphics

Hello, so an anony asked me how I make the pictures on my theme. Sorry in advance if this is shitty, I’ve never done a tutorial before. I’ll try to keep it as simple as I can for beginners. People have also asked me how I keep the picture static and in place on my theme, so I’ll also teach you how to keep it from shrinking or repeating.

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