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Old February 3rd, 2005, 05:48 PM   #436
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<<<-- Originally posted by Imran Zaidi : What he meant in the tutorial is for non 24p footage that is being converted to 24p in Vegas - he's recommending that you first render it to 24p, then worry about correcting, etc. For example, I have a DVX100A which already creates 24p footage, so no rendering would be necessary for me when working with 24p in Vegas. -->>>\

Yes, I was not clean enough in my original post.

I was converting from 60i to 24p and it looks good inside Vegas. :)
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:54 PM   #437
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It's not because it's upper first, it's because it's not DV, and Vegas 5 only does pulldown removal on DV. You can downconvert HDV CineFrame 24 to DV and remove the pulldown if you wish.

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Old February 3rd, 2005, 09:06 PM   #438
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preview window question

Hi all,


Just upgraded from 512 ram to 1 go , dual channel and I can see a big difference on the overall performance of my computer but when I am in Vegas and want to set the preview screen to "best full" it is still jittery.


Am i setting something wrong here or this is just the way it is because the footage hasn't been rendered yet. One could wonder that with 700-750 meg of free ram the previews would look good even at full but obviously that is not the case.

Thanks for your input


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Old February 3rd, 2005, 09:25 PM   #439
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My 16:9 files end up 4:3 in Quicktime

I edit and output an widescreen AVI. Later I load the AVI into Vegas and output a MOV file and no matter what settings I pick I always end up with 4:3. I don't even see any "widescreen" settings. When I make a wmv I see options for both 4:3 and widscreen output.

Any advice?
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More RAM isn't really a big aid when previewing UNLESS you RAM Render. Then the more RAM you have, the longer the smooth playback you can get.

BTW, "Best" isn't usually needed. Instead, stick with "Good". You really only need "Best" when using photos.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 10:09 PM   #441
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I haven't used Quicktime on a PC, only the Mac. But assuming that it's basically the same... Quicktime doesn't understand non-square pixels it seems. Your widescreen DV is still 720x480, but your NLE software or a 16:9 monitor knows that it has to stretch the pixels horizontally into the correct proportion.

But on a computer monitor (or any other square pixel device) Quicktime will just display 720x480 pixels. In fact, it isn't even 4:3 - that would be 640x480. AFAIK, if you want to create a widescreen Quicktime file you will need to render it in the proper aspect ratio for square pixels, and that would be 854x480. I can't tell you how to do this in Vegas, but I assume it would be somewhere in the Quicktime export options.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 10:25 PM   #442
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This is a frequent occurrence. When you have trouble burning at a high speed dropping down often fixes the problem. It could also be a media problem. Some DVD blanks just don't work at higher speeds even though they are rated as such.

Good luck.

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Old February 4th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #443
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Thanks, I tried puting 854/480 into my project settings as well as making sure that ratio was in the render settings and still I cannot make a widescreen MOV file.

Any ideas from anyone else?
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Old February 4th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #444
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Good stuff Ed

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Old February 4th, 2005, 04:30 AM   #445
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Ah, that makes more sense. Heh.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 04:37 AM   #447
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I may sound naive but depending on my limited trials on vegas rpojects, if your original file is a 16:9, the pixel aspect ratio at the project properties should be 1.0926 for PAL and 0.90 for NTSC.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 05:10 AM   #448
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Greg: the project settings should be widescreen 16:9 in PAL or
NTSC. Don't change that!

When exporting QuickTime go to custom and then video tab.
Make sure frame size is set to custom frame size and set the
vertical to normal (which will be 480 pixels for NTSC or 576 for
PAL) or a lower value (which you usually want if you want to
put it up on the web!), usually 50%.

Then use then multiply the horizontal resolution (720 for both
PAL & NTSC) with the pixel aspect ratio number in the project
settings (which is 1.2121 for NTSC and 1.4568 for PAL 16:9).

This should be either 872 (NTSC) or 1048 (PAL). If you are using
a lower resolution take the same percentage out of the horizontal
resolution as well (usually again 50%).

Make sure the pixel aspect ratio on this screen is set to 1.0

This should get you a widescreen movie.
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CPU speed is the primary thing behind the preview window speed
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Old February 4th, 2005, 10:28 AM   #450
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video compression question

hi.

i have a 2:30 minute clip which i edited on vegas and rendered to a 575MB PAL DV avi file.

i want to compress this file to a video file of no more than 8MB. so that it can be more or less easily e-mailed.

what would be the compression method and/or file format which produces the best video and audio quality and that can be viewed on the standered windows media player?


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