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  • Sony Vegas masking problem

    Posted by Treva Allred on September 11, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Okay so I’m trying to mask a motion video. I’ve looked up many videos and followed the instructions, but for some reason the masking won’t work, I have all the frames masked and I also made sure the anchors were connected.
    not sure what to do. please help.

    Greg Wedgwood replied 11 months, 3 weeks ago 6 Members · 14 Replies
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  • John Rofrano

    September 11, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    [Treva Allred] “I’ve looked up many videos and followed the instructions, but for some reason the masking won’t work”

    It would help if you explained in detail what you have already done and what did not work. Right now all we now is that it didn’t work. We don’t know what is not working. Does the mask not show up? Is it not moving? Is it not following the motion? Posting some screen shots and even a video would be most helpful.

    ~jr

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    http://www.vasstsoftware.com

  • Treva Allred

    September 11, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I’m sorry I didn’t make myself clear. Basically the mask is not showing up.

  • Treva Allred

    September 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    In the picture you can see the selected area masked out but there is no effected. Shouldn’t the area that is not selected be blacked out in the preview?

  • Graham Bernard

    September 11, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    [Treva Allred] “Shouldn’t the area that is not selected be blacked out in the preview?”

    It would help me to understand what you’ve done if you could provide a screen grab of the Mask Controls you’ve used. Can you do that?

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  • John Rofrano

    September 12, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Yes, well… it’s upside down and only part of the screen but I can see the mask. It would be much better if you took a computer screen shot of your entire display instead of a photograph. It’s important to see the event and timeline and complete pan/crop window so that we can see what options you are using. It could be as simple as you having Mask unchecked but we can’t see that part of the window.

    The PrintScreen (PrtScr) key will take screen capture and then you can paste it into the Paint program and save it as a JPG and post it here.

    ~jr

    http://www.johnrofrano.com
    http://www.vasstsoftware.com

  • Treva Allred

    September 12, 2016 at 1:46 am

  • Treva Allred

    September 12, 2016 at 1:52 am

    sorry my explanations have been vague its really hard for me to explain this program, I’m only a beginner but i do have each frame masked out and i also have the mask button checked.

  • Treva Allred

    September 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

    screen shot of my timeline

  • John Rofrano

    September 12, 2016 at 2:45 am

    You have your Mask set to only apply to FX which is why it’s not altering your video. In the upper left corner in the Properties list, change the Mask property of Apply to FX from Yes to No. That should fix your problem.

    ~jr

    http://www.johnrofrano.com
    http://www.vasstsoftware.com

  • Treva Allred

    September 12, 2016 at 2:51 am

    It worked! Thank you so much for your help.

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