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  • Track Motion questions

    Posted by Kelly Griffin on May 30, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Hey all, I just upgraded from VP10 to VP20 (Windows 10):

    (1) I see that Track Motion is now in “Tools > Video”. Is there a shortcut to it? And, once it’s displayed is there a way to minimize it or pin it somewhere?

    (2) Track Motion frequently seems to “forget”; i.e., oftentimes when I open it I can see my keyframe diamonds on the Vegas timeline but none in the Track Motion timeline. Closing out of Vegas and reopening has seemed to fix it, but it’s a pain. Is there something else going on?

    Thanks for your help!

    –Kelly

    Kelly Griffin replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Hector Vera

    May 30, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    Feel free to send me some screenshots to see how I can help better identify the issue. Once I put video on the screen of Sony Vegas, I do not think there is any need to pin them since it will stay there even after you exit and reopened the app. And wow! I thought my Sony Vegas was outdated with Vegas 13 lol, I plan to upgrade soon myself. 🙂

  • Aivis Zons

    May 30, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    1) There’s a button for Track Motion that might be hidden by default. To enable it see first image: Right click on your video track -> More -> Edit Visible Button Set -> Toggle Track Motion -> OK. It will then appear on your video tracks as the button I’ve circled in the 2nd image.

    There isn’t a keybind for it by default and I don’t think you can actually add one. I tried and it just didn’t do anything. If you want to try your luck: Go to Options -> Customize Keyboard and search for “TrackMotion” in the top bar. Select it, click inside the shortcut keys field and set it to anything you like. It will show potential conflicts at the bottom.

    You can dock this window and have it as a tab next to Project Media, Explorer, etc. – see 3rd image.
    To dock it, you need to open it as you usually would, but hold Ctrl when you move it – this will enable docking. Then drop it into your desired place. Can be a bit finicky, but you only need to do this once. It has “Track 2” in the tab name of my example, but really it shows the last selected Track Motion.

    2) I haven’t encountered this problem myself, so I don’t really have a fix in mind, but there might be a workaround that doesn’t require a restart.

    Technically if you expand the track keyframes by clicking on the arrows highlighted in image 4, you don’t need to see the diamonds in the Track Motion timeline. You can add/move/delete them there; can also right click to change interpolation there for motion (didn’t actually work for other effects in my case).

  • Kelly Griffin

    June 1, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    That worked, thank you very much!

    –Kelly

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