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Old June 17th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #1
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File Output Settings For PAL DVD

I've created my first video and wish to burn it to DVD. I'm confused by all the settings that Vegas offers.

I want to create a DVD but before I can do that I need to render my video into a format that is easily used. I think MPEG2 is going to be the best option for me, but what settings do I use?

I want to render a Widescreen PAL MPEG2 at the highest quality I can but not BluRay or HDV (My TV is standard) despite the footage being produced in HD.

Can anyone offer any advice please?

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Old June 17th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #2
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Hi Rich

Assuming you're using Vegas Pro and DVD Architect (ie not Movie Studio - sorry never used that) - when you render - select "MainConcept MPEG2" in the "Save as type" box; select "DVD Architect PAL widescreen" in the "Template" box and away you go. This will render the video only - once that's done and without changing the region you're rendering - go back to the render menu - this time select "Dolby DIgital(ac3)" in the "Save As" box - give it the same name as the video file and render away.

This will give you 2 files - myvideo.mpg and myvideo.ac3. In DVD Architect dragging the .mpg onto the timeline/menu will automatically bring in the .ac3 file also.

There are other ways of doing it but the above works for me and in 90% of cases will be just fine. Once you feel more adventurous you can play about with some of the settings (select "Custom" on the render dialogue box)

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