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Old February 13th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #541
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Hmmm.....copy that bin to the other project. Very cool thought. I never really think about opening multiple copies of Vegas, but why not?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old February 14th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #542
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Vegas 5d & DVD Arch 2b update/patch impressions.

Do you think it runs faster? What other bugfixes? Anybody run into problems with it?
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Old February 14th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #543
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Thanks Edward !!

Setting scene detect OFF did the trick ! :-)

Gotta love this forum !

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Old February 14th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #544
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My favourite so far is the much improved mpg2 encoder

Two pass ROCKS !

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Old February 14th, 2005, 04:04 AM   #545
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Thanks Edward!

Greg: 24p is *NOT* NTSC. It is a film based emulation. NTSC is
29.97 fps. So if you go to normal NTSC you need to do a temporal
interpolation.

However, you are still going (even in this case) from 720 x 576
to 720 x 480. So you are loosing some resolution in the process.

So you are converting, but it is often said that PAL -> NTSC or
PAL -> film is a far better and easier conversion than the other
way around (at least for NTSC -> PAL).
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Old February 14th, 2005, 04:06 AM   #546
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I would swear it was the MainConcept one, oh well. I trust Edward
much more on this issue then myself. I knew about the MPEG
encoder, for some reason I though the DV encoder was also by
them.

Perhaps my mind mixes up some information every now and then,
heh. Thanks for setting me straight guys!
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Old February 14th, 2005, 04:20 AM   #547
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Which exact version of Vegas are you using?
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Old February 14th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #548
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REEEEEEEEEEALLY NOW...........

i hadnt been bothered with the patch until i finish these projects.. BUT.. now that u got me thinking....

wheres my Ghost disc...
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Old February 14th, 2005, 07:22 AM   #549
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This may be a known issue (which exist with PAL captures when
scene detection is on) that manifests itself with this
downconversion as well. Try the following in the capture utility:

Options -> Preferences -> Capture tab, make sure that the options
before minimum clip length and maximum capture length are NOT
checked (capture start delay is also unchecked here).

That fixes that known issue. Perhaps it also helps in this case
(it looks like the same kind of problem).
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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:20 AM   #550
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Two Pass MPEG was added in 5.0 - it's not new to 5.0d.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:22 AM   #551
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Not sure the version will make a difference. There could be several things going on and it's hard to tell from the description WHICH it might be.

For example, if you are using stills, and they are not the same shape as the output screen, you will get black bars. Even if you zoom in these bars will not go away UNLESS you choose the "Match Output Aspect" option in Pan/Crop.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #552
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No, letterboxing is a way to simulate the widescreen look. If you
want a true 16:9 anamorphic DVD (and don't have anamorphic
shot footage either with an adapter or in-camera) you will have
to start a 16:9 project, crop and stretch the footage before output.
This works best if you render your complete project as 4:3 in one
file before doing the following (for Vegas 5):

1. start Vegas and choose a widescreen project, make sure "simulate device aspect ratio" is turned on for the preview (right-click in the preview screen)

2. load your footage (it should look pillar boxed, ie: black bars on the sides instead of top and bottom)

3. go to track motion on the video track (2nd icon from the left) and select "3D Source Alpha" for compositing mode

4. change the Z value till the image in your preview is fully filled (about -150 on my PAL test here)

5. make sure you output with a 16:9 anamorphic preset!

The DVD player will auto letterbox your footage if it is played on
a non widescreen TV (and the DVD player is setup correctly for this!!)
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Old February 14th, 2005, 09:32 AM   #553
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Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling I might have to upgrade, but it's nice to know they made this specific change. Subtitles seem so basic. Does upgrading to 5.0 require purchasing the entire software package again?
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Upgrade pricing is available. It appears to be $250 to upgrade from Vegas4+DVDA1 to Vegas5+DVDA2

http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...D=912&SPID=272

You will find many more changes there as well. I have a full review of the changes in the April 2004 issue of my newsletter. You can also see a comparison chart on the Sony site which compares the two versions.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 09:59 AM   #555
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Problem with Audio when printing to dv tape

Question. Sometimes, after I have rendered my project and I want to print to dv tape, the audio will sound like it is slowing down and dragging. Sounds like an old tape recorder with the battery doing dead. If I stop the process and start over it may do alright, or, it will appear in a different place on the project. This generally only happens for a few seconds but, makes it unusable, and I have to start the print phase over. It does not happen when burning a DVD. Oh, I also set the audio to "best" before doing the print to dv tape. Any ideas? Bob
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