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Ray Paula October 24th, 2007 08:29 AM

How Do You Switch From Pro 8 and DVD Architect Pro 4.5?
 
Hi,
I'm new to Sony Vegas and in need of a little help. I would like to know which steps I need to take to import/export video back and fourth from Pro 8 and DVD Architect Pro 4.5?
Also it appears that VASST Training is the way to go. For those of you familiar with VASST, could you tell me if this topic is covered?
Your help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Ray

Edward Troxel October 24th, 2007 08:43 AM

You could try looking at the following newsletters:

Vol 1 #7 and Vol 4 #1

Mike Kujbida October 24th, 2007 09:01 AM

In a (very small) nutshell, here are the steps.
Import all your different elements (video, audio, graphics, music, etc.) into Vegas.
Piece everything together until you get it looking the way you want.
Render from Vegas.
Import the rendered files into DVD Architect and burn your DVD.

Did I skip a few steps? Absolutely!!
What you're asking can't be answered in a few short sentences.

The manual is always a good place to start to become familiar with the programs.
The various DVDs from VASST are an excellent choice as well.
Edward Troxel has a number of excellent (and free) newsletters on his site that I highly recommend downloading and reading. His Beginner series walks you through a lot of the basics.
Sony has some excerpts form their Vegas 5/DVD Architect 2 training series on their site.

When you get into it a bit more, please come come back and ask specific questions about issues you're having.

Ray Paula October 24th, 2007 04:01 PM

Hi,
Thanks for all your help! It's to bad that both programs wasn't integrated (one program) in order not to go through all the hastle. So far this is the only thing I dislike.
Again, thanks for all the help. Ray

Chris Barcellos October 24th, 2007 05:07 PM

Ray:

Sounds like you want a more consumer level editor like Pinnacle's Studio.

I don't think any of the pro level editors offer full DVD authoring inside the editing program. Nothing hard about pulling files you want on your DVD into a time line for DVD Architect, and if you want to burn a single file DVD without menus, its like three mouse clicks away.

Ray Paula October 25th, 2007 05:19 PM

Hi,
Pinnacle? "I just got over that nightmare." That has got to be the worst program out there. I know it inside out from freezing up, bad rendering, losing everything, etc.. I used Pinnacle 9, 10 & 10.5 and they still don't have it together. It sure wasn't due to my computer.
I have Alienware with 120G hard drive, 2G Ram, 3.6 Processor. In addition, I have two external hard drives one 500 with the other being 250.
As for Sony Vegas, I'm just getting into it. I know it's more advanced, but I will learn it. Everything I've heard about it is totally awesome. By the way, I ordered VASST today with the exception of Volumes 4 & 5 which I will probably get in the near future. Thanks for the input. Ray

Chris Barcellos October 25th, 2007 06:08 PM

Good. Point was that the Pro tools tend to stand alone more... I never had much problems with the Pinnacle programs, by the way. Got up to, and still use 10 plus for quick capture and fast menu dvds. I always heard people bitching and moaning about issues, but I always figured it was because a lot more novices were using it.

Now about those external drives. I have two USB 2.0 drive. If I use them to capture, I face a lot of crashes. But that is on my desk top only. I suspect a driver issue. USB drives capture fine on my lowly laptop.

Gerald Hocutt October 26th, 2007 08:06 AM

chris , all i have is a laptop also. did you find you had to run an external harddrive with the laptop. i've been putting off buying one. if so, would you recommend the new 1933b 800 firewire or stick to the regular 400mg firewire. i will mostly burn hd dvd from my laptop not much editing. pee-wee football games. about 17 minutes.
thanks, gerald

Edward Troxel October 26th, 2007 09:04 AM

I use an external drive with my laptop. Don't be afraid to use external drives.

Gerald Hocutt October 26th, 2007 10:00 AM

been researching them, seems western and seagots were slow on the performance scale on the pcmag test.

what does an esata connector look like? trying to see if my laptop has one as they seem to be the fastest.

i got one firewire 400 connector i use for the camera.

right now i have a few videos saved on my internal hard drive but i want to get them off and on an external one. it seems that is what everyone recommends.

Edward Troxel October 26th, 2007 10:26 AM

Mine is firewire connected this way:

Computer -> firewire -> hard drive -> firewire -> camera/deck (I'm actually connected to a deck)

The hard drive has two firewire connectors and passes the signal appropriately through to the deck.

Steven Davis October 26th, 2007 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ray Paula (Post 764857)
I used Pinnacle 9, 10 & 10.5 and they still don't have it together.

The same could be said for Vegas.........but that's another can of wax, or is it ball of wax.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ray Paula (Post 764857)
I have Alienware with 120G hard drive, 2G Ram, 3.6 Processor. In addition, I have two external hard drives one 500 with the other being 250.
As for Sony Vegas, I'm just getting into it.

I use both external and internal bays from icydock. There is nothing better than hot swapping


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