Hello, welcome to this video tutorial! Let’s get a quick overview on thenewest VEGAS Pro 17 from MAGIC company!Please visit our YouTube channel and our website to get extra content,tips, tutorials and giveaways!VEGAS Pro is a professional video-editing software with a very easy and intuitive interface offering amazing effects, transitions, text templates and visual adjustments to improve your media appearance. To get a complete overview on it, let’s start from a new project by going to New Empty Project in the top left corner. The VEGAS project is open on the project timeline at the bottom with several windows around, collecting features and templates to create and edit. In case any of these panels is missing, you can go to View and then to Window to reopen these. To start editing you have to import all the media files to work with. You can add images, audio files and videos up to 8K resolution by dragging and dropping these from any folder directly into the Timeline. With VEGAS Pro 17 you can also use Start Screen Capture, inside Project Media, to record screens and audio from multiple sources simultaneously. The main project Timeline is the place where you create your own video by editing the source files imported. These are shown as colored blocks called Events or clips, contained inside two kinds of rows called Tracks: Video Tracks for images and video frames with thumbnails and Audio Tracks for music and speech, showing audio waveforms on each stereo channel. To add or remove Tracks, just right-click on any empty space. The Preview in the top right corner shows the Timeline content where its main black marker is placed in time. You can use the player to playback frames and audio in real time, adjusting preview options such as resolution and frame rate inside Project Video Properties… and the video quality with Preview Quality. Use the second button to playback in full screen mode, exiting with the Escape key. With the new advanced GPU video processing, the preview made on AVC and HEV videos is faster and smoother in respect to the previous versions of VEGAS. To get a quicker preview on the project you can also click and hold on above the Timeline to create a Loop Region. This also moves the main marker through time giving you the possibility to check the frames you need without any sound on the background. This Loop Region is also used to playback in loop its blue part when the Loop Playback button is enabled. The Tracks on the Timeline are also used to set and organize how to playback content through their options on the extreme left. Use the Mute button to disable an entire Track or the Solo button to leave just the current one ON. On Video Tracks you can use the Level bar to adjust the transparency level of its whole visual content; on Audio Tracks you get the Volume bar to set the volume level of the whole Track and the Panning bar to balance its stereo channels. Make sure to check the volume levels with the deciBel meter, in order to avoid any red saturated volume level. Now let’s see how to edit the Timeline content. You can enable the Normal Edit Tool to select clips singularly or the Selection Edit Tool to select multiple clips together by clicking and dragging on these. Once any clip is selected, you can start editing it on the Timeline. You can click and drag clips to move these in time or in different Tracks. Consider that the visual clips placed on the highest Video Tracks are shown in front of all the clips inside lower Video Tracks in case these overlap in time. You can cut, copy, paste or delete any clip by right-clicking on it. In case any Loop Region is present, only its blue part gets affected. To undo any action made, just use CTRL+Z. You can adjust the clips duration by clicking and dragging from their edges, in order to put their content in loop or cut part of it. Whereas if you drag edges while holding down the CTRL key, you adjust the clip duration by changing its speed rate. The clip will be played faster in case you make it shorter and slower if you extend it in time. This also affects the audio part, saving the original pitch. If you zoom in enough on any clip block you can use its envelope curve and buttons to apply advanced editing on it. Click and pull down the central blue anchor to adjust the opacity level on visual clips or the volume level on audio clips. content. Inside the Video Event FX panel the main project camera is represented as a dashed rectangle that you can move, size and rotate while checking the preview. In particular you can size the rectangle to zoom in or out the clip content and also crop it in case Lock Aspect Ratio is disabled. Click on Event FX… on videos or audio clips to browse from the list of effects you want to apply. Just select the effects interested and use Add to import these on the effect chain above, that applies the effects in order from left to right. Once you click on OK, the Video Event FX panel opens, showing the properties of the effect selected from the top. You can also add effects quickly by dragging these directly from the Video FX window. VEGAS Pro 17 now includes new effects: the new Slow Motion effect analyzes the clip motion and processes it to apply professional slow motion with Optical Flow or Morph. Whereas the new Color Grading applies advanced color correction also HDR videos. Once applied, select the clip and open the Color Grading interface from its button at the bottom and adjust all the RGB (Red Green Blue) color channels, including the brightness level or Y channel. Use Lift to correct lowlights, Gamma for the midlights, Gain for the highlights and Offset to adjust colors on all the three zones while checking the color scopes above for details. This new interface also includes other professional panels and tools such as the Color Curves and HSL to change colors with Hue or their intensity with Saturation. Use Exit to come back to the main project Timeline. You can also apply great transitions to start and finish any clip content in a cool way. Just click and drag from the top clip corners to change in time the opacity level on visual clips and the volume level on audio clips. You can also use the Transitions window to drag and drop visual transitions with special effects on clips that you can check and edit by going to Transition Properties…. With VEGAS you can also generate static and animated Titles and Credit Rolls by importing any template from the Media Generators panel. These create text clips inside Video Tracks containing pieces of text you can edit in content, font, style, color and animation by going to Generated Media…. Make sure to place the text clip on the top Video Track or it may get covered by other visual clips higher in position. Now in VEGAS Pro 17 you can also make nested timelines to manage complex projects with a lot of content. First of all, save the main project by using CTRL+S, defining name and where to save it. Then, select all the clips that need to be grouped, right-click and go to Create Nested Timeline. These will be part of a “child” project that can be edited on its own, becoming a simple clip inside the main or “parent” original project. Once your project is finished, you can extract the final video by going to File and then to Render As…. First select the video format to use on the left, from .mp4 for YouTube to .mp3 audio; then pick any suitable template on the right, using Customize Template… at the bottom to edit and create one on your own. Finally, set where to save the video next to Folder, define its Name and use the Render button to start. By default, the whole project open on the Timeline will be rendered, until the end of the last clip in time. To render just a selected part, just create a Loop Region on it and assure that Render loop region only is ON inside Rendering Options.Thanks for watching this video! Make sure to check our YouTube channelfor more amazing and outstanding video guides!