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Reed Cape November 17th, 2004 11:49 AM

Is it my camara?
I'm wondering if the lack of quality of my DVD (pixilated) is because my digital camara isn't high enough resolution. I have a sony tr140. Does the camara make a big difference - Or is it the rendering software - Should I use something other than Vegas to render?


Mike Rehmus November 17th, 2004 10:58 PM

It has very little to do with your camera.

When you say pixelated, do you mean all the time or around rapidly moving elements in the picture?

Perhaps you need to take another stab at rendering the MPEG video. If you try to put too much on a DVD, that can happen. But 2 hours should be OK if you run conservative encoding numbers. Might try 2-pass encoding if Vegas allows that.

Reed Cape November 18th, 2004 12:42 AM

It is pixulated around most objects - more noticible when moving.

I've read almost every forum on the net and I think I've narrowed down quality to three things.

1) The MPEG2 encoder and Variable 2-pass is the best

2) The Camera and 3-chip are the best ($1500)

3) Viewing the footage on a regular TV instead of the computer because of interlacing.

I'm still confused. Is there a good book that explains this stuff?

I have a P4 2.4Ghz with 1 Gig DDR400 Ram with 128MB GeForce and Firewire, Vegas 4, and Nero 6


Ralph Morris November 29th, 2004 08:48 PM

The resolution of your camcorder is fine. I've edited footage taken on a 140 and transferred it to DVD with no problems.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Mike Rehmus November 29th, 2004 10:48 PM

Viewing the video on a computer monitor can be a problem.

Rob Lohman December 1st, 2004 05:24 AM

The problem is most likely the MPEG2 encoder which in this case
(I assume) is your Vegas 4.0 encoder (which is a product from
MainConcept). It is an okay encoder, but not very high quality.

You might want to try a trial product from www.tmpgenc.net
for a cheap high quality encoder.

You will probably need some help on getting started with that
encoder, so please see the following threads with links to guides:


Reed Cape December 1st, 2004 06:12 PM

I'm almost certain that it is interlacing. I'm going to try this.


I'll let you know how it works.

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