HDV from Vegas to Stage6 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 11th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 187
HDV from Vegas to Stage6

I have just published an illustrated guide, How to prepare high definition video for www.stage6.com from Sony Vegas.

Quite a lot of people have asked me for my method so I hope this is useful.

Please let me know if any of it is inaccurate or if you have suggestions for improving the workflow.
Nick Hope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:05 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 187
Since Stage6 died I have now revised the guide as "How to Encode Xvid Video from Sony Vegas". These videos can still be delivered in other ways such as with the DivX Web Player or as an "additional format" on blip.tv.

I have also published a comparison of HD web video formats showing FLV, AVC, WMV and XVID at 2000 kbps 960x540. Please comment on that one in this thread.
Nick Hope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2008, 12:16 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,498
Thanks a lot! Very helpful stuff! Just a question.. I have been pretty confused with H264. Is this not the same? Vegas doesnt have direct support somehow.
Sean Seah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 22nd, 2008, 04:20 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 187
Sean, H.264 is the same as AVC is the same as MPEG4 part 10. Xvid is different. Vegas does have direct support with a choice of either Sony AVC codec or MainConcept AVC/AAC codec. I don't like either much.

I'm currently trying ways to encode H.264 with x264 starting in Vegas. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Nick Hope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2008, 02:21 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 119
Also, with Stage 6 down, a lot of their users have moved their video to vimeo.com , which also does a nice job of hosting HD and allows downloads of original clips. They have a great and growing base of users; very nicely done site.

Last edited by Mark Holmes; March 23rd, 2008 at 02:21 PM. Reason: typo
Mark Holmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2008, 05:17 PM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: ny, ny
Posts: 201
I've been using Vimeo and Blip.tv.

Vimeo has a good flash version and Blip.tv lets you stream your original.

Coming from Stage6, Blip.tv shows my divx encoded files the best, but since not everyone has the divx player s/w, I also use Vimeo which has the best flash version I've seen.
__________________
http://www.vimeo.com/ronscuba
Ron Chau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 187
Ron, blip.tv on my XP x64 machine opens the Windows Media Player plugin even though I have the DivX Web Player installed. And then it just sits there and does nothing. I had that happen with someone else's DivX videos on blip.tv too.

Without doing a full comparison your Vimeo flash videos look good!
Nick Hope is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2008, 01:00 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: ny, ny
Posts: 201
Could it be you have media player set to be the default for divx files ?

If you remember how divx videos looked on stage6, they look just as good on blip.tv.

You can download the original divx files from either site.
__________________
http://www.vimeo.com/ronscuba
Ron Chau is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:30 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network