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Is there anyway to slow a clip down in Sony Vegas Pro 10 besides dragging the clip?

My friends use Final Cut Pro to edit, when they slow a clip down its smooth and the audio is slowed down. I use Vegas and when I use CTRL and drag it the audio gets pitchy, is there an alternative?

Certainly. You can left click on the clip and select "Insert/Remove Envelope", then select "Velocity Envelope". This will cause a green line to appear in the middle of your clip. This line's current location represents 100% speed, or the normal speed of your clip. Next, you can click on this line and drag it up or down, raising or lowering the speed, speeding it up or down. If you are still dissatisfied with the effect this has on your audio, then follow these steps to adjust the pitch of your audio to a more acceptable level:

On your audio track, at the far left hand side, you can press the Track FX button (it looks like a green rectangle with two circles, one on either side of it). Then, in the top right corner of the window that pops open, click on the button 'Plug-In Chain...' (it has the same icon as the one you just pressed). When a new window opens, make sure you select the folder on the far left labeled "Sony", then select the plug-in "Pitch Shift" from the list on the left. Once Pitch Shift is highlighted, click "add" and "okay"; this will add the effect to the audio track, and leave you with a very simple interface to play with, using several sliders. Just mess around with these, sliding them back and forth until you get your track sounding the way you want it to.

Hope this has helped!

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