- Vegas Pro Editing Tips
- 1. Alternatives
- 2. Basic editing tips+
- 2.1 How to use Vegas Pro
- 2.2 Merge clips in Vegas Pro
- 2.3 Crop clips in Vegas Pro
- 2.4 Rotate clips in Vegas Pro
- 2.5 Speed up/Slow down videos in Vegas Pro
- 2.6 Record voiceover in Vegas Pro
- 3. Advanced editing tips
- 4. Resources and Troubleshooting
How to Merge Clips into One Using Vegas Pro
Those who are new to Sony Vegas platform may find lots of difficulties at their learning stage. Recently so many queries were received regarding inability of software to combine video clips that are separated by using split tool. As there are few tools in software that works only on a single clip, so users so often need to combine their different parts of videos. If you are also suffering with such an issue then you can find a useful solution below. The given steps can help you to join, merge or combine different sets of video files using Sony (Magix) Vegas platform.
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How to merge clips into one using Sony Vegas (Vegas Pro):
It is important to note that movie clips that you wish to join need not to be of same specifications, for example few may have different bit rates and others may differ in terms of format or resolution so it is not possible to compress them easily to one single video file without encoding them. The process of combining video clips together is not that simple, it is a long process same as working on a new track.
First of all you need to take a look of project media window of Sony Vegas where each folder is named as Bin and users are free to create any number of bins. All that you need to do is simply select Media Bin option, then right click and hit the “create new bin” option. This feature will help you in easy calling of different parts of videos and later after editing you can also put them all into a single bin named as “smart bin”.
Steps to be followed:
Step 1: Import media clips into Vegas Pro
First of all simply import your media file onto Vegas Pro platform. It can be done by three different options:
- Either you can select file, then import and then hit media option from drop down menu.
- Directly click on the import icon available on screen or
- Use drag and drop feature from Vegas Pro.
Step 2: Split, move or combine the clips
Now you can directly use the option for combining, moving or splitting the video files. Once you have brought your video clip on to software timeline then it is possible to edit them easily. You can easily cut down the undesired portion or can also change the positions of video frames as per need.
Step 3: Merge clips into one
Those who need to merge different video clips into one can follow some simple steps as: first of all remove the spaces available between different video clips, it can be done by hitting the space and then press delete key. You can also preview all your changes as per need.
Three different methods for merging are as below:
Method 1: Use Ctrl + A option from clips then hit file option: a pop up render window will appear on your system where you can set name of the project.
Change output format as well as resolution. Finally hit the render option for creation of new project.
Method 2: Use Ctrl+M shortcut key or hit Tools and then go to Render.
Method 3: Go to File and the save your file.
It is also possible to add effects to merged video file at once.
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