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Old August 19th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #1
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Need Advice for render WMV format ?

The client has requested that they need a Windows file format to play on a laptop which then is sent to a projector out to a large screen.
My project settings are 1440 x 1080 Pal HD from a Sony Z1.I will need to downconvert.
Could someone help me with render settings for WMV file for this client.
I dont think they need HD, just a Pal widescreen format that will play on a work computer.

I'm new to Vegas and like this NLE but need help with this.

Nick

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Old August 20th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #2
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When you render, in the Video tab set width to 720, height to 576 and pixel aspect ratio to 1.4568. As regards to the quality - maybe start with Mode set to "Quality VBR" and "Quality" set to 90%. You probably won't notice the difference between 90% and 100% but the difference in file size might be significant. If file size isn't an issue then go for 100%.

It might also help to set the project proerties to Progressive.

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Old August 20th, 2008, 04:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Ian,
Yeah Pal project settings 720 x 576 spot on.
But pixel aspect ratio to 1.4568,I dont understand this? would'nt I just keep it 1.33? or is this HD.

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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #4
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Pixel aspect ratios are a nightmare to understand! I think 1.33 is HD. If you go to File->Properties and select PAL DV Widescreen you will see that Vegas uses a PAR of 1.4568.

Non wdescreen is also 720 x 576 - but the PAR for that is about 1.

Rather than change the PAR you can leave it as square and change the width to 1049 (720 x 1.4568). That's the method I used to use because i thought you had to select from the list of drop down values - somebody on here enlightened me that you could just overtype!

So using 1.33 will be close to the correct size but not quite wide enough.

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