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Old January 1st, 2009, 08:44 AM   #1
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My son is submitting a film to a film festival and decided to use DVDA 5.0. He started with Pinnacle and rendered from .avi into their authoring program; footage looked good, menus were lousy. With DVDA the menus are great, but the footage looks highly compressed, especially in black areas during night scenes (shades of black blocks moving around in the corners, totally crushed blacks with no depth).

The Pinnacle mpg2 render looks cleaner than the Vegas mpg2 (MainConcept MPEG-2 DVD NTSC), but DVDA forces us to re-render the Pinnacle file before authoring.

Any ideas?
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Old January 1st, 2009, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re-render in Vegas, use the DVD Architect preset, and render the audio to AC3 separately.

How long is the film? You need to use the proper bitrate for that. Vol 1 #7 of my newsletters has full information on rendering to MPEG2. Vol 4 #1 would be another good issue to look through.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 10:40 AM   #3
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Edward,

Thanks, I'll do a little reading. The piece is 90 minutes.

I didn't realize from my previous conversations you were this serious into Vegas. After seeing your site, you are obviously more than serious. Thanks!
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Thanks, I'll do a little reading. The piece is 90 minutes.

I didn't realize from my previous conversations you were this serious into Vegas. After seeing your site, you are obviously more than serious. Thanks!

Hehe, Ed's the man when it comes to Vegas !

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Old January 1st, 2009, 11:16 AM   #5
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That's why I love this forum; everybody pitches in to help each other out.


Ed,

Who produces the best video training materials for Vegas Pro 8?
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Old January 1st, 2009, 11:53 AM   #6
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I'll point you to this post which has many listed:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/what-happ...tutorials.html

If you want DVD training materials, there's some from Sony, Class On Demand, VASST, etc... but I don't like saying which one is "best". Besides, what's "best" for me may not be "best" for you.
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