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Old February 27th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Where do I find the option to render an HDV 1080-50i file with .m2t extension?

I've been using Vegas 6.0d and just upgraded to version 7.0d (build 192) and have a m2t project on the timelime.

I'd like to add graphics then render out as m2t file for archiving, then encode to mpg2 for final delivery to DVD.

I thought I'd find the CineForm HDV codec m2t option within the render as drop-down window.

I was hoping my workflow would be m2t to m2t (for archiving) to mpg2 (for delivery)

Am I going about this the right way?

I thought the CineForm HDV m2t codec was part of Vegas 6 & Vegas 7?

Do I need to buy Connect HD to allow me to archive my project as a m2t file?

Can anyone please clarify this?

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Neil

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Old February 27th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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If you want to output to M2T, use the MainConcept MPEG template. Cineform is available in the Video for Windows (.AVI) template.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 07:17 AM   #3
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Hi Neil,

The way I was/am intending doing it is to print back to tape as HD which will act as an archive, then render to MPEG 2 for putput.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 07:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for your response.

Previously, when I rendered straight from (DV) avi to mpg2, this didn't yield well as I add powerful graphical overlays to the timeline. With this in mind, my DV workflow after editing was to render out to avi, then encode to mpg2 for DVD delivery.

I've just finished editing a proportion of my first event filmed in 1440 x 1080i and was seeking some guidance to which way to go now considering the graphical overlays added to the timeline.

I've rendered this project out to avi using the HDV 1080-50i intermediate template and this has given me an 88Gb avi (audio: 48,000 Hz, 16 Bit, Stereo, PCM uncompressed, Video: 25 fps, 1440x1080, Upper field first. Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.333, using CineForm HDV codec. OpenDML compatible).

The project is one hour forty five minutes long and has no colour correction or anything else fancy added other than the graphical overlays and simple fade in/fade outs.

How the hell do I go about encoding 88Gb of avi to mpg2 for delivery onto a single layer DVD?

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Old March 1st, 2007, 10:13 AM   #5
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You need to use a bitrate calculator to determine what bitrate will fit your 1 hour 45 minutes of video onto a single sided DVD. Using the calculator, I get a constant bitrate of 5579 Kbps considering using 224 Kbps audio. I don't believe this takes into account any space needed for menus, etc. So, to be safe, say 5300 Kbps.

So, you would bring that Cineform video to the timeline and render it out using the PAL Widescreen DVDA MPEG2 template. Set the bitrate for 5300 Kbps and render to MPEG2. You will have to render the audio separately to AC3.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 10:18 AM   #6
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That's for that Guy.

I assume you mean for me to put my rendered avi onto the timeline and work from there?

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Old March 1st, 2007, 11:11 AM   #7
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Yes, that's correct.
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