May 16th, 2009

NF-Baby w Mic

Vidding Woes

So, I know I've already freaked out about my Big Bang vid (due in 2 weeks!) but now there's some more freak out to add.

My *gandmother* asked me to make a vid for her. I found out this week, and it turns out my mom was hoping I'd have it done today. I only had a chance to start yesterday. *headdesk*

And to make matters extra special, I've discovered that none of the movie making programs on my computer are working. Not even WMM! You know I had to be desperate to check out WMM.

A few weeks ago I was doing a clean up of my computer and uninstalled a bunch of programs I never use, and I'm slightly afraid I uninstalled some important codec. Because while I can import stuff into Adobe, and can watch the clips in it, the minute I try and put said clip on the timeline it goes black and mute. Vegas and WMM just plain aren't letting me import anything.


I thought at first it might have been because I've started a new way of ripping my DVDs, but no, doing it the old way doesn't work either.

Since I was concerned about the codec thing, I uninstalled and reinstalled both programs. No joy.

I don't know what to do in the long run (OMG Big Bang!) but for the short term I've installed Vegas on my mom's computer (I can't install Adobe because I have an older version and it only works on XP).

The thing is, I've never really used Vegas for a whole vid. I don't really know how and don't find it all that intuative. Does anyone know of any good intro tutorials? I'm using Vegas 8.
I can't even figure out how to stretch a clip. :S

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Funny story.

You know how I mentioned yesterday that my sister is pregnant? Well, the way she told us was by giving my mom a card implying it was a late mother's day present. My mom opened it up and it read "We're pregnant". There was much flailing, then my mom ran into the bathroom where my dad was just finished taking a bath.

He had no idea what was going on, just that there was flailing. Them my mom shoved the letter in his face and he read the note and almost fainted. Then he found out my *sister* had written "we're pregnant" and it wasn't my mom giving him some surprise news :P

God, I wish I could have seen the look on his face :P