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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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Use the templates in Vegas, render as one file. This is the easiest method.

weird my post went above yours :)
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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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DVD Architect - multiple, or single files?

Vegas has a template for DVD architect and I plan on using it. I've never authored a DVD yet but now it's time to do that finally. Should I render everything as one huge single file, or is it ok to render as a lot of tiny, separate files? It would be MUCH easier to make them separate, but I've read in tutorials that you should make them all one huge file.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:27 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's just that that would take me an entire day to render a file like that :|

It would be easier to maybe render 4 separate files since each DVD will have different sections. But if that's not possible, then maybe I'll just have to do two passes of rendering.


Also, I'm having a little trouble with getting the aspect ratio set. I'm using a Canon HD cam but I'm not sure which ratio to use for it to show up as widescreen DVD. I can use the 4:3 method but I think that that would encode the black bars at the top and bottom.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 05:39 AM   #4
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Ok, it looks like I've got the aspect matched. The HD and DVD ratio is a little different so I right clicked on the pan/crop video event window and it cuts off a little of the video but it looks ok, not much lost.

It would be much easier to just have a few different files for the DVD since rendering takes forever. What I can do though is probably just do multiple passes of encoding to save time when it comes time to do an authoring.

I have a side question: What is a good temporary, master format to compress/encode to downscale a bit if I'm working with DVDs? Working with AVCHD is a problem since it takes so long. I was thinking just a good WMV file.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #5
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I make everything that plays separately a separate file. So if I had a 1 hour program and a 5 minute bonus, I would render the 1 hour program as a single file and the 5 minute bonus as a single file. You can still add as many chapter points as desired in the 1 hour program and make them menu entries as well.
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