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Vegas Video 4.0 Menu Template
The following instructions and download, contain a template on how to create a motion menu that appears like the example below. The download includes a Vegas Project file and a subpicture PSD for use with ReelDVD when you've completed the steps. This template allows you to simply replace the video you see in the demo with your own.

These template instructions assume that you have some
basic Vegas Video experience. If not, please visit
the Vegas Tutorial first.

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Template Two Basics:

• Designed as a main menu for two "Versions" and a Chapter Menu link • Arrowhead subpicture PSD included in zip file • Customizable text within Vegas Video (Feel Free to modify the text or project file in any way to suit your needs.) • Required: One video clip, approximately 55 seconds in length.

1. Download the zip file above. It will contain both the Vegas Project file titled MenuTemplateTwo.veg, and an example subpicture for ReelDVD, titled TemplateTwoOverlay.psd.

2. Unzip the download and open the Vegas Project file. You'll will be prompted with the message window shown below. Check "Ignore all missing files and leave them offline." Now click OK.

Vegas will open with 9 video tracks, and 1 audio track. Tracks 6-9 will be white and will read "Media Offline." The audio track will be blank (Add your own audio for this template.) Tracks 1-5 will contain Vegas generated media.

3. Go the Multi-tool area and click on the Media Pool tab. Click on the Display tab, shown below, and select Detailed.

4. We'll be replacing the "offline medias" with your video. Because the settings for track location, size, motion, and fades have already been established, all that is required of you is to fill in the "media blanks."

Right Click on the file Tape 7 - Clip 020.avi listed in the Media Pool. After clicking Replace, select your video clip to serve as the substitute.

NOTE: Fades have already been established for these tracks!

5. You can now edit the Text portions of this template. Each section and line of text is on a different video track. To edit them, click on the "Edit Generated Media" button at the end of the desired video clip. The Text Feature Window will appear. Here, you can retype the text, adjust size, color, shadows, FX, etc.

NOTE: If this button is not visible because the track height has been adjusted small, you can also find this same command
by right clicking on the clip.

6. Repeat the same for Tracks 1-5 to change any of the text you wish.

7. Finally, insert audio into Track 10, and render.

The Subpicture that is included in the zip features an arrowhead designed to appear to the left of the three selections in the upper right corner of the menu. Its use is, of course, not necessary. Just a suggestion.

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