There are two ways to speed up a video clip in Sony Vegas. The first way is to right click on the clip itself and go to properties then playback rate and up that number. I believe it maxes out at 4x.
The second way to speed up a video clip in Sony Vegas is to select the clip itself in the video timeline then hold the CTRL key and drag the clip toward the left. I prefer the second method because I can visually see that the clip has changed in the timeline. In the first method you will not see a smaller clip but you will see swervy lines to indicate a change.
Here is a quick to on how to fix issue with audio losing sync on Sony Vegas. We all know about matching your projects settings. You know the source to the Vegas project to the render settings. But here is one thing you guys will find useful.
When you put a title of graphic of some sort into your project its default setting is about 5 seconds and you usually drag is through out your project. This can through the sync of just a bit. What you should do instead is to complete your project then enter the text or graphic last. Once you put it in right click on it go to edit generated media and change the duration to the link of the project.
The Logitech Rumblepad 2 Gamepad is one of the best gamepads available. It is very sturdy and performs like a champ. I tried a few other controllers and the Logitech Rumblepad 2 does a great job and works of 90% of the games you play. It comes with some cool software that actually works really well in mapping your keyboard to the control pad buttons. So if you happen to have a game the the Logitech Rumblepad 2 Gamepad is not compatible with you just open up the Logitech Profiler program that should be installed on your taskbar because this program should be the central place that you set up and get started with all your games.