Trying to render a 100min video into NTSC and PAL DVD's. Originally rendered to MPEG-2 but file size was too large for a DVD. Using the optimize button in Architect wouldn't let me reduce the bit rate by much and makes very little difference to file size.
Is there any way to change the bit rate in Vegas - can't find it under properties or 'render as' menu - or am I missing something in Architect?
Tried rendering as AVI and then changing the bit rate in Architect (using fit to disc). This worked ok in NTSC (although quality isn't great - especially of still images created in photoshop) but in PAL, text and graphics flicker noticeably (I presume interlace flicker?)
If I can render to MPEG-2, do I use the template 'DVD Architect NTSC video stream' as opposed to 'NTSC video stream'?
If I continue using AVI I have couple of quick Q's...
- Should I use good or best for rendering quality?
- Should field order be upper field first?
- Can I ignore deinterlace method (defaulted to blend fields)?
- Can I also ignore interleave (defaulted to 0.250)
Really appreciate any help you can give.