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Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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Export files as native DV format?

Can you export from Vegas timeline or from individual clip as native DV file?
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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Yes. "Render As> DV AVI"
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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I'll need to write out files more than 2gb (the limit for avi).
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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2 gigs isn't an AVI limit it's an OS file size limit. You have to change your drives to NTFS...your probably running FAT32. With NTFS I believe the file size limit will be 15gigs.
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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I've been doing some reading....it looks like 2gig is the limit for AVI but AVI2 (which Vegas can handle) doesn't have the 2gig limit. Does that sound right?
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 03:47 PM   #6
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Yes. The first version of AVI had a 2Gig filesize limit. (Of course the OS had a 2Gig filesize limit as well at the time - FAT). Then came along FAT32 which upped the file size limit to 4 Gig and NTFS which upped the limit to a few terrabytes (or something like that). AVI Type 2 no longer has that file size limit which is what Vegas uses by default. I routinely have 13+ Gig files.
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 04:22 PM   #7
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Hey thanks Glen and Ed. I'm trying to find a tapeless way to share video with my partner who will be editing in Avid. Looks like this will work. - Jeff
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 04:55 PM   #8
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The EASIEST solution would be to convert this "Avid" guy to Vegas. Then you could share your .VEG files. *hint hint*
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 05:31 PM   #9
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Sounds like a plan!
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 09:27 PM   #10
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Ed, under General Preferences, do I need to check "Strictly conform to AVI2 specifications"? Thanks.
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Strictly confirm to AVI2 - unchecked
Use Microsoft DV - unchecked
Ignore 3rd party codecs - CHECKED

These are the default settings.
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