I capture video using a Sony DV-deck at work connected via Firewire to a windows XP machine. I am currently using Pinnacle Studio v.9. Each project that I create in Pinnacle Studio ends up being about 1.5 hours long and I need to render about 15-20 of such projects to WMV format. I am looking to switch to Vegas as I have heard of its better performance. Can someone comment on the following?
1. Does it render video to WMV faster than Pinnacle?
2. Can it directly capture video to MPEG format (I capture directly to MPEG format because it helps reduce the file size and processing time)
3. Is there a way to batch render.?I leave the rendering overnight. It would be nice if there was a way to specify multiple projects and set them for rendering.
Thanks for your help.