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Old August 29th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #1
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Is it possible from the timeline?

Hello, does anybody know if it is possible to send footage from the vegas timeline DIRECTLY to a hardware DVD recorder and if so how would one go about hooking a DVD recorder up to your computer? I ask this question as i will be doing a few jobs for clients which means il be delivering video on DVD and as far as i can tell i from other posts on this site, it seems a hardware solution will give me noticable better encoding quality to DVD rather than doing it in vegas (to mpeg 2>dvda).

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Old August 29th, 2007, 07:11 AM   #2
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If the DVD recorder has firewire input, you may be able to go straight. If not, run it through a convertor and hook the DVD recorder to the convertor.

Computer -> firewire -> convertor -> analog -> DVD recorder

Then, in Vegas, simply do a Tools - Print Video to DV Tape.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, what do you mean by converter, as in maybe my sony vtr deck?
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Convertor = a video camera with pass-thru ability, a deck, or an actual convertor like the ADS Pyro or Canopus ADVC units
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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Oh right i can see how that could work actually, but i guess the big problem is if im burning something to DVD which contains chapters, menus etc
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Then I'd use DVD Architect to actually author the DVD instead.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 09:30 AM   #7
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Then I'd use DVD Architect to actually author the DVD instead.
I wouldn't trust direct playback from the timeline an way. What happens if your system gets the slightest little process hangup and freezes for just a few frames? Then our video, which is being burned in real time, has a few frozen frames.

Better to just render out to DVDA and then layout everthign there. Besides, you can do a 2 pass VBR in Vegas and get some great quality video.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #8
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that makes alot of sence actually. I've been editing a delivering video for years on tape but now mving over to DVD its like a whole new world, terms like 2 pass vbr is all new to me right now, i think its time i did a bit of research. Thanks for the advice
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I've been editing a delivering video for years on tape but now mving over to DVD its like a whole new world, terms like 2 pass vbr is all new to me right now, i think its time i did a bit of research.
Have a look at Edward Troxel's excellent (and free!!) newsletters (PDF format).
I know he has a few that deal with DVD Architect.
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