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Old June 26th, 2004, 03:47 PM   #2056
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It's simply a lite version of the full Boris product. I believe it runs standalone (i.e. not directly from the timeline) unlike the full product.
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Old June 26th, 2004, 06:52 PM   #2057
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Panda Titanium, AntiVir, and AVG

I'm trying to compare Panda Titanium, AntiVir, and AVG. I am interested in hearing pros and cons of each of these three antivirus softwares. Also, any compatibility issues with Vegas DVDA?

P.S. I am not trying to start a debate on the merits of hardware versus software solutions, nor the merits of using or not using antivirus software. I have already crossed those bridges, so to speak.
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Old June 26th, 2004, 07:18 PM   #2058
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Don't know about compatibility with Vegas but AVG has worked very well for me. The "free version" located and isolated a virus on my computer that the others could not. TechTV has a very high rating for AVG. Of course if you really want to be safe don't have your NLE computer hooked to the internet. HA HA how many of us have taken this advice.....

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Old June 26th, 2004, 07:32 PM   #2059
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Iīve been using AVG (free version) for more than a year, and it performs really well...

PROS:

It hasnīt given me any conflicts with vegas or any other software...

It is very fast when loading and startup.

It doesnīt consume much resources..

Itīs transparent for me... I donīt notice itīs there...

It upgrades with no problems or hassles..

It detects a lot of stuff other donīt..

IT IS FREE


CONS:

It also doesnīt detect a few thing that others do...

I think that the scan is a little slow.. but it could be my machine...


Still, besides a daily scan with AVG while Iīm at lunch... I also do periodical scans with Panda On-line and/or HouseCall...
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Old June 26th, 2004, 07:36 PM   #2060
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Some recommend NOD32 for 2 reasons:
1- It scans fast.
2- "For more than six years, NOD32 remains the only antivirus system in the world that has not missed any 'In the Wild' virus in the prestigious tests performed by the international magazine - Virus Bulletin."

Second opinion:
http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/artic...39,pg,1,00.asp

PC magazine likes PCIllin since it gives a great bundle of a good firewall and antivirus software.

ANG Antivirus FREE is good too because it's free. :)
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Old June 26th, 2004, 07:57 PM   #2061
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Thanks Edward, as always, you have been most helpful.
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Old June 27th, 2004, 11:49 AM   #2062
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Jason,

As Edward said, I also believe the Boris light version that comes with V5 runs only as a standalone product.

Many people, including myself, haven't bothered with Boris Light because of the program's complexity. It's not a very intuitive program, to say the least.

Some people are starting to use Wild FX Pro at www.wildform.com and Swishmax at www.swishzone.com for more interesting and complex titles.

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Old June 27th, 2004, 02:44 PM   #2063
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Progressive Scan DVD Test

All of the DVDs I've produced with Vegas4,5 and DVDA 1, 2 use interlace format. Recently I've been shooting with a Canon Elura in Progressive Scan mode. However, I've always rendered in interlace format. I know there's no advantage to shooting in progressive scan if I render in interlace format. Maybe there's even some degradation.

But now I would like to burn a test DVD using progressive mode and compare it to my interlace burned DVD. In V5, I've rendered a loop region using Main Concepts MPEG-2 encoder, and I've selected the custom template, and chose progressive only field order.

Render completed, opened the project in DVDA2, and burned DVD.

Is there a way to tell if my project on DVD is really in progressive scan mode? I didn't see any choices in DVDA2 file properties for progressive vs. interlace. Or, can I somehow look at the properties of the rendered MPEG-2 file and see that it's in progressive scan video format?

Thanks.

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Old June 27th, 2004, 02:57 PM   #2064
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As luck would have it, I found the answer to my question just after posting it Using the explorer view in Vegas, all I had to do is click on the rendered MPEG file and it shows me it's in progressive scan.

I'm still curious if in DVDA2 I can view the project's video properties and see that it's in progressive video format.
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Old June 27th, 2004, 06:37 PM   #2065
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Sony site is down

http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.com
is down. So if you didn't download 5b (like me) you will
have to wait. They didnt say how long, only that the site was being upgraded.
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Old June 27th, 2004, 08:56 PM   #2066
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The pre-messages announcing the down time said between 5:00pm and 11:00pm Central Time. So it should be up in a couple more hours.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 03:55 AM   #2067
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If you have a software DVD player installed you can usually
set how it de-interlaces the footage and if it should de-interlace
at all. If you setup it that it doesn't de-interlace you should
be able to watch the footage in there and see horizontal
crawling of lines with moving footage if it is interlaced instead
of progressive.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 04:19 AM   #2068
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questions re: making DVD w/ vegas + DVD architect

i am completely new to making DVD's. i went through the DVD ARCHITECT 2.0 manual and a couple of questions came up.

1. from what i understand DVD ARCHITECT 2.0 will only make uncompressed DVD with the following file formats: MPEG-2, AC-3 and PCM. so when i render a project with VEGAS, i should render it to the mentioned file formats. is this correct?

2. the DVD ARCHITECT, under PAL MPEG video (pg. 23), says the following: "If you're using the MainConcept MPEG-2 encoder in the Vegas software, use the DVD Architect PAL video stream template to render your video stream (you'll need to render your audio steram separately according to the parameters listed in the AC-3 audio or PCM audio sections)."
does this mean that when i render the project in vegas, i have to render the project twice? once only the video tracks to an MPEG-2 file and then render only the audio tracks to an AC-3 or PCM file, making seperate video and audio files to work with in DVD ARCHITECT?

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Old June 28th, 2004, 04:37 AM   #2069
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1. No that is incorrect. DVD is *NOT* uncompressed. MPEG2 is a COMPRESSION (format). Therefor it is NOT uncompressed. Also DVDA can ALSO do the compression to MPEG2. So it also accepts at least AVI in. But yes, you can do this encoding in Vegas as well.

2. yes, that is the best method to do
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Old June 28th, 2004, 05:00 AM   #2070
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so if i have a project (length: 1 hour) which i edited on VEGAS and now i want to make it a DVD, using DVD ARCHITECT, should i render the video tracks as .avi or mpeg-2? and audio tracks as AC-3 or PCM?

i know that MPEG-2 is a compressed format, but an .avi file of 1 hour will be too large to fit on a DVD so it'll have to be compressed somehow. the DVD ARCHITECT manual states the following (chapter 2, pg. 21): "The following files will not require recompression if encoded with proper parameters: MPEG-2, PCM, and AC-3."
does this mean that it is a prefered method to render to MPEG-2, etc. so that the files don't have to be re-rendered? or are there better methods, as far as preserving quality is concerened?

my question basically is: what is the prefered method of rendering a project on VEGAS, to be made later into a DVD using DVD ARCHITECT, while preserving quality as much as possible of both video and audo?
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