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Old December 5th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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can vegas 9 output to flv?

Just wondering if there is a way to output to FLV directly from Vegas?
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Old December 5th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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Sadly no, but here's a free converter if it's of any help.

Free Video to Flash Converter: convert video to flv swf flash

Can't vouch for it's quality/performance but I have used a couple of other of their free products and they seem OK.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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thanks I will try that.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 02:05 PM   #4
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Directly, no but there are many intermediate programs to do that conversion. Personally I output Vegas to AVI then bring that into Flix Standard to convert to either FLV or SWF. Very neice quality and it was very inexpensive to buy. I use it all the time.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 08:57 PM   #5
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Hey Don

I'll second that!! However I normally render the clip out to an MPEG2 in Vegas and use the default template and then change the video size to my player's dimensions, interlacing to progressive, frame rate to 30 and aspect to square pixels.

After Flix Pro has converted it the result is very acceptable!!! I should try outputting to an AVI maybe??? Wonder if it makes any difference????

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...However I normally render the clip out to an MPEG2 in Vegas and use the default template and then change the video size to my player's dimensions, interlacing to progressive, frame rate to 30 and aspect to square pixels.

After Flix Pro has converted it the result is very acceptable!!! I should try outputting to an AVI maybe??? Wonder if it makes any difference????

Well, outputting to a lossy format, with a substandard deinterlace, a substandard resample, and likely a poor decimation to 30p, and yea, I think going to AVI could gain you some better results depending on how it's done. Depending on what kind of AVI and what you do with it from there.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #7
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this is a powerful converter, XVID4PSP AND FREE
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Old December 6th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #8
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this is a powerful converter, XVID4PSP
Seems to convert everything into everything EXCEPT FLV! ;-)
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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:01 PM   #9
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For rendering flash, I highly recommend frameserving directly out of Vegas to your encoder of choice. This will avoid an intermediate render and will provide the encoder with a nice clean input.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:07 PM   #10
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Wow I've posted a lot about flash video in various dvinfo forums. There seem to be many misunderstandings about the various codecs.

Free does not equal good, when talking about the orginal Sorenson Spark flash video codec. h.264 is free (and we have it in Vegas!), but frequently isn't the best choice.

See here FLV and FLS convertor Suggestions, and, searching on "flash video" will lead to lots of threads in this and in the streaming forum.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #11
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Just export mp4 or mov (both h264) and change the extension to flv.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #12
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I may be mistaken, but I was under the impression that an h264 file that had simply had its extension changed to flv would not look as good as the same file with its original mp4 extension.

I don't have first hand experience of this so I could well be wrong.
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Old December 15th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #13
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I may be mistaken, but I was under the impression that an h264 file that had simply had its extension changed to flv would not look as good as the same file with its original mp4 extension.

I don't have first hand experience of this so I could well be wrong.
I can't see any difference and I always do that.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:06 AM   #14
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One thing to watch out for is that older flash players can't play MP4.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #15
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output to Lagorith, then to flv or f4v via Adobe media encoder.
For when u want the best. :)
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