Adding Magic Bullet Mojo to my footage

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    • #47107

      Hi All.

      I’m pretty new to video editing and I was wondering how I should use effects in general. I use Sony Vegas Pro 9.

      For exapmle, I have a 15 minute piece of video made up of various scenes…do I render all the scenes first to one file and then re-import the 15 min video as one file , then add my Magic Bullet Mojo effect just once….(and if so what file format should I use?)…or should I add the Magic Bullet effect various times to the individual clips and render the whole thing just once?

      Thank you in advance.

    • #193911

      I’m no pro, but I’d render it once.

      One reason is that each time you render, you’re compressing and losing quality (maybe a little, maybe a lot, but SOME for sure).

      If others have input, I’d be interesting in hearing it, too.

    • #193912

      You want to add effects to clips individually because each clip is different. Magic Bullet effects are really only presets – a starting point – so you SHOULD adjust the effect of each clip to achieve the best results.

      There are only a few occasions where dropping an effect onto an entire sequence is appropriate

    • #193913

      If you are using a single track for the video, you can add effects to the track, instead of each clip.

      If multiple tracks, you can make each of the video tracks children of a control parent track and add the effects there(I think – Never had to do that).

      However, as Rob said, each clip may require it’s own settings and as Pseudo suggested you could always pre-render to a high quality intermediary.

    • #193914

      Ok guy’s….thank you all, very much for the info, much appreciated.

      I will try each of the suggestions.

      Take care.

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