Copyright 2020 - HappyOtterScripts by The Happy Otter
FxAssist is a tool designed to help the user manage effects in Vegas. It enables the user to easily create a set of individual Favorites and Filter Chains that can be applied to events, media, tracks, and output buses.
1. Type of Fx. Both Video Fx and Audio Fx are supported.
2. What to do (Fx Action).
a. Add. Fx will be added.
b. Replace. If selected, existing Fx will first be removed and new Fx added.
c. Remove. Fx will be removed
d. Enable. Fx will be enabled.
e. Bypass. Fx will be bypassed.
f. Find. Search for existing Fx. Events and tracks will be selected that meet the search criteria. The results of the search will also be displayed in an action summary:
3. Where to Apply (Target) .
a. Selected . Actions will be applied to selected events, media or tracks.
b. All . Actions will be applied to all events, media, tracks or the output bus.
c. Video Events . Actions will be applied to video events.
d. Beginning. (Add only) Fx will be added at the beginning of an existing filter chain. If not ticked, the default is to add an Fx at the end of the chain.
e. Before Pan/Crop . (Add only) Fx will be added before Pan/Crop is applied. The default is to add an Fx after Pan/Crop.
f. Insert at Index . (Add only) If ticked, the user may insert an individual Fx at any position in an existing filter chain. The following steps must be followed:
(1) Load the Existing Filter Chain.
(2) Add new Fx to Filter Chain.
(3) Move new Fx to desired position in the filter chain using the up/down arrows
g. Media. Actions will be applied to media. Note that his only applies to Video Fx.
h. Media From Events. Actions will be applied to media files of selected events.
i. Tracks. Actions will be applied to tracks.
j. Output Bus. Actions will be applied to Fx on either the video output bus or the master audio bus.
k. Select all targets.
l. Clears selected targets.
4. Select Fx. Select which Fx are to be applied.
a. All. This option is available only for the Find action. For example, the user might want a complete listing of all Fx that are applied to the output bus.
b. Favorites. If selected, the user can choose from a drop-down list of all individual Fx that have been designed as Favorites. A separate list is available for Video and Audio fx. Each favorites includes both the Fx name and its preset.
(1) Deletes the selected Fx from the favorites list.
(2) Adds the selected Fx to the filter chain.
c. List. If selected, the user can choose from the Fx drop-down list of all installed Vegas Fx. Once an Fx has been selected, the available presets are shown in the Presets drop-down list. The user can then add the selected Fx and preset to either the list of favorites or the filter chain. To add to the list of Favorites, first select the Favorites radio button. Then click on the add to favorites icon . To add to the filter chain, first select the Filter Chain radio button. Then click on the add to filter chain icon which replaces the add to favorites icon.
d. Filter Chain. If selected the user can easily create filter chains by adding individual Fx from the list of favorites. Filter chains can also be imported for selected events, media, tracks, or output buses.
(1) Search Mode. If the Find action is selected, the Any and All radio buttons are enabled. (1) Any. During search, an event, media, track, or output bus will be considered a "hit" if any of the Fx within the filter chain are found. (2) All. During search, an event, media, track or output bus will be considered a "hit" in the action summary only if all of the Fx are found. In other words, it must contain all of the Fx within the filter chain.
(2) Other Modes.
(a) A drop-down box contains the list of saved filter chains. Once individual Fx have been added to the filter chain listbox, the new chain may be saved by entering a name into the drop down box and then clicking on .icon button. The selected filter chain may be deleted by clicking on the icon button.
(b) Clears the filter chain listbox.
(c) Adds the filter chain from the first selected event, media file, track, or output bus.
(d) Adds a pan/crop item to the listbox. This enables the user to move filters above or below pan/crop once added to Vegas.
(e) Moves the position of the selected filter up in the filter chain.
(f) Moves the position of the selected filter down in the filter chain.
(g) Deletes the selected filter (or pan/crop box) from the filter chain.
5. Event and Track Selection. These controls enable the user to select events and tracks without having to close the script, make selections, and then re-open the script.
a. Selects/unselects track chosen in the Track up/down box.
b. Clears all track and event selections.
c. Moves the cursor to the center of the event beneath the cursor for the selected track without actually selecting the event. This is useful if you want to select another event or select multiple events.
d. Moves the cursor to the center of the first event for the selected track.
e. Moves the cursor to the center of the preceding event for the selected track.
f. Marks the first event to be selected. Once selected, the button background turns green.
g. Selects/unselects events. If the first and last events are not marked, the event beneath the cursor for the selected track will be selected.
h. Marks the last event to be selected. Once selected, the button background turns green.
i. Moves the cursor to the center of the next event for the selected track.
j. Moves the cursor to the center of the last event for the selected track.