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Norm Kaiser
Is There a Center Cut Overlay?
on Apr 12, 2018 at 8:43:09 pm

Hello all:

The bane of my existence is shooting 16:9 HD video that's safe for center cutting.

Is there a center cut overlay in Vegas that will show me the safe zones for center cut video and graphics?

In other words, I want to start a 16:9 project, turn on the 4:3 center cut overlay, and then ensure all my graphics are with the title safe.

The default overlay in Vegas is not for center cutting, correct?

Thanks, everyone!

Norm


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Graham Bernard
Re: Is There a Center Cut Overlay?
on Apr 13, 2018 at 3:01:41 am

[Norm Kaiser] "The default overlay in Vegas is not for center cutting, correct?"
Norm? I understood everything up till that? I’m almost sure we can change the Overlay in Preferences. But failing that, you could Roll yer Own by making a 4:3 yourself, plop it on the uppermost Track. You must ensure you remove it prior to Render 😉

* Grazie

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Graham Bernard
Re: Is There a Center Cut Overlay?
on Apr 13, 2018 at 4:57:57 am

Here's my RMO :



And here WITH the 16x9 VegasPro overlays:



Now, I'm sure you could make many improvements to mine: Better Dots; have these overlays as PART of your Custom Made VEG; Make them a NEST and so on and so forth. But yes, we've all been banging on about this since at least 2002 when I joined-up to VP. My other bugbear is why don't we have Overlays revealed on the external Monitor too? They've ALWAYS been there in DVDA? Go figure . . . .

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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Norm Kaiser
Re: Is There a Center Cut Overlay?
on Apr 13, 2018 at 1:10:13 pm

That's EXACTLY what I'm looking for! How, specifically, did you do it? The dotted lines are a transparent .PNG?


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Graham Bernard
Re: Is There a Center Cut Overlay?
on Apr 13, 2018 at 1:23:27 pm

[Norm Kaiser] "That's EXACTLY what I'm looking for! "
Yeah, thought it was😉
[Norm Kaiser] "How, specifically, did you do it?"
In my graphic editor I made a 4:3 graphic rectangle with a dotted line border.
[Norm Kaiser] "The dotted lines are a transparent .PNG?"
No, the Dots are sitting on a Transparent PNG.

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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Norm Kaiser
Re: Is There a Center Cut Overlay?
on Apr 13, 2018 at 1:26:05 pm

And you resized it on the timeline to what percentage?


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Graham Bernard
Re: Is There a Center Cut Overlay?
on Apr 13, 2018 at 1:37:39 pm

[Norm Kaiser] "And you resized it on the timeline to what percentage?"
I did the maths in the Graphic Editor for the 4:3 for the HD plate. I didn’t bother doing the maths for the safe area %. I just used the manual crop and adjusted to nearly match. I’m sure you could make it closer.

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge


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