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Vegas Video 4.0 Tutorial
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8. Drag all of your new motion clips out to the same 00:01:00:00 mark that you took the still background to. Make sure all video clips start at the beginning.

Note: When stretching or moving many clips to the same mark, it is often helpful to place the cursor on the timeline window at exactly the spot you'll need it. Click near (as close as possible) to the 00:01:00:00 mark within the timeline area. The flashing cursor will now appear there. At the bottom right corner of the timeline area, you'll see the project clock. Use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to find the exact location on 00:01:00:00. You may now drag all of your video assets over to this line and have them snap to 00:01:00:00. You can now be sure that they all end on the same frame. This is important for smooth looping of video

TIP: If the clock is skipping frames, you may use ALT+left or right arrow to move frame by frame. The default frame rate of the left and right arrow alone will vary depending upon your zoom level.

9. We'll next need to order the video streams properly. Vegas sees, or "stacks," the video streams from top to bottom. Because we want the red background to be the background, or on the bottom, we need to move that video track to the bottom. Click the mouse on a "non-button" area of the Track Control for the red background. Simply drag it below the lowest video track and drop it there.

10. We'll now begin using the Track Motion controls for each of the "video windows."

Be sure your Timeline cursor is at the beginning of the project, 00:00:00:00.

Click on the Track Motion control for the first video track. When the adjustment window appears, for size, use 144.5 x 96.3. For Center, use 523.5 and 240.

Looking at the Preview Window, notice how one of the Motion Clips appears to be a small "window" on top of another Motion Clip.
These types of size adjustments can also be made by using typical "click and drag" re-size moves in the large area of the adjustment window. I've supplied the numbers in the steps above and below to make your project identical to the samples you'll see throughout the tutorial. All changes are viewable in the preview window.


11. Repeat step 10 above for the remaining three "windows." Use the same size measurements, and the following locations...

360 and 240, 362.2 and 350, 523.4 and 351.5.

You should now have four small "windows" in a cube pattern over top of the red background file, as shown to the right.

12. The next step is optional, but I thought it was appropriate in this case and a good way to sneak an extra feature into this tutorial.

Go to the Multi-tool area and click on the Video FX tab. In the list area to the left, click on Border. To the right, you'll
find a list of preconfigured options. Find the selection for Solid White Border. Click and drag the Solid White Border "clip" on top of any of the "window" video track clips. A feature set window will immediately appear. This is how you can customize the color, shape and style of your border. For this example, we'll use the default white border, size=1.000.


Repeat this step for the remaining "windows."