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Sony Vegas Pro: FREE Color Correcting Plug-in and Presets

Welcome to Free Vegas Plugins, Episode 2! Today we’re going to be looking at a free plug-in for Vegas that can be used in color correcting and also 14 free color correcting presets from Pantarheon.org and 3 other free color correcting presets.

The first color presets we’re going to be looking at are from Pantarheon.org. There are 2 download packs with 7 color presets in each. To download and install the 14 color presets follow these steps:

  1. First, we need to download the Sony Preset Manager . You can download it for free from sonycreativesoftware.com/download/utilities . Run the download file and install the program following the steps on screen.
  2. Download the two .zip files (here and here) which each contain 7 Vegas presets. When you download the .zip files, open them using WinRar and double click on the .sfpreset file in the .zip file. The .sfpreset file will automatically open in the Sony Preset Manager.
  3. When the Preset Manager is open, expand the “FX Chains” folder.
  4. Highlight all 7 presets listed by clicking and dragging a box around the presets.
  5. When you have the presets highlighted, click on the “Copy to System” button at the top of the Preset Manager window. This will add the presets into Vegas. Simply re-open Vegas, open the plug-in manager (click on the “View” dropdown at the top of Vegas, and select the Plug-in Manager) and go to Video > FX > Filter Packages. You should find the 14 presets in that folder! Now simply click and drag the presets onto your video clip to use the effect.

 

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The next free download is the AAV Colorlab plug-in.

  1. Download the AAV Colorlab by going to aav6cc.blogspot.com and going to the downloads page. Select either the 32 bit or 64 bit download, depending on your operating system. You can also download the .pdf read-me file which will guide you through the installation and use of the plug-in.
  2. Once you have download the .msi file, run it and follow the on-screen instructions to install AAV Colorlab.
  3. Re-open Vegas and you will find AAV Colorlab under Video FX. If you can’t see it on the Video FX menu in Vegas, open the plug-in manager as we did above and go to Video > FX and AAV Colorlab should be listed at the top of the list.
  4. Simply click and drag the AAV Colorlab effect onto your video clip to begin using it.

Last, but not least, are the 3 “Vintage Look” color presets.

  1. These can be downloaded from Eugenia.Queru.com .
  2. The site has instructions on how to download and install the plug-in , which again will need the Sony Preset Manager.

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Loading Progress Bar Intro / Effect – Sony Vegas Tutorial

I got a request during the week (from YouTube user “leshengshun”) to create a “Loading Bar” effect / intro / clip / whatever you’d like to call it. I thought this was a pretty interesting idea so I gave it a shot! The intro can add to the video and can fit in well in a modern / tech / gaming video! Below you’ll find the loading progress bar effect in a video preview! You can download this effect as a simple .wmv video file so you can use it in your videos, and/or you can download it as a .veg Sony Vegas Project File to allow you to customize the loading bar yourself, change the colors, size,  text, even add in extra text if you wish!

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VEGAS: Tips to Speed Up Rendering + Increase Performance in Sony Vegas Pro 11!

One of the most common requests from Sony Vegas users, is “how do I speed up the rendering time of my video project” or “how do I increase the performance of Sony Vegas and make the preview window less laggy?” Today, I’m going to be going over some of my favourite tips to give to people rendering on Vegas on how to reduce your rendering time of your project and also one or two tips on how to increase the overall performance of your Sony Vegas editing program!

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Sony Vegas | Create Cinematic / Film Effect

Hollywood films have a certain “look”, a certain “feel”. If you look at an ordinary clip, it looks plain, dull color, not exciting. You want your video to look official, look as if it was a scene from a Hollywood movie. That’s what we’ll be creating today.