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Old December 31st, 2006, 01:52 PM   #1
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Ok once Im done creating all my files, how do I burn them?

I have vegas 6.0. Basically Im doing a racing video and Im doing each one at a time, then Im going to save them all in .avi files(since its the best quality) and then basically create one big file being the final master. Now how do I burn that onto a CD and how do I know my storage limits? I try to go into Tools, Burn CD, but anyone I select it doesnt recognize a drive?


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Old December 31st, 2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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Tony,

I just spent a half hour writing a reply, I don't know what happened when I hit submit reply, it just logged me out.

Quickly and not near as specific:

You need to render the files on the timeline to mpg1 for video cd, or to mpg2 for dvd.

Once rendered, it has to be authored to disk with appropriate disk authoring software. Do you have DVD Architect with your Vegas installation?

If not, Window Movie Maker may author it. I have not tried.

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Old December 31st, 2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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To expand on Jamie's reply, if you want to maintain decent image quality in your rendered master, then make a DVD. Video CD quality may be OK for the web but, IMO, that's about it.
As far as storage is concerned, buy a 250 GB hard drive and an external case and, assuming you don't already have a 2nd drive, use this as your render drive. USB connectivity is fine. Then you won't have to worry about storage.
Rendering to DV-AVI is (approx.) 13.5 GB/hr. so you could store over 18 hr. of video on that 250 GB drive before you need to think about another one.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #4
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Ok so I thought it is better to save it in a .avi file then it is mpg2 because avi is the best?

How do I get windows movie maker or does someone else have a better Idea?

Also how do I go about creating a menu and what not?
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Tony, do you have DVD Architect? You want to use DVD Architect to create a DVD. You do NOT want a VideoCD if your goal is quality.

You might want to look over my newsletters that talk about creating a DVD. Specifically Vol 1 #7 and Vol 4 #1 would be good starting points.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #6
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That I dont does it come with Vegas?
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Old January 11th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #7
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Sorry but no. DVD Architect is a separate package.
An upgrade path (USD $249.95 boxed or USD $234.95 download) is available though.
Upgrade to Vegas+DVD from Vegas
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Old January 12th, 2007, 12:24 PM   #8
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Will this allow me to create menus too?
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Old January 12th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #9
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With DVD Architect, you can create fully functional DVDs just like you rent - complete with menus and many other features.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 01:34 PM   #10
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How easy is it to use?
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Old January 12th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #11
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Also a few post up it said it was 249.00

this one is 49.99

is this the same?
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Media-Sof.../dp/B000JX3OD8[B]
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The one you linked to is the "Movie Studio" version (which is, essentially, the "lite" version).

The other option is probably to upgrade from Vegas 6 to Vegas 7+DVD A 4 (the FULL versions)
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Old January 13th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #13
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Ok would that work though? Im not looking for anything crazy for the menu, just your basics.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #14
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I always thought it was better to render to avi. Why is mpeg2 better? more efficient?
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I always thought it was better to render to avi. Why is mpeg2 better? more efficient?
DVDs are MPEG2. You can either render to MPEG2 directly from Vegas or you can render to DV-AVI in Vegas and let DVD Architect render to MPEG2. Either way, you'll end up with MPEG2.
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