Hi, as you can probably see I'm new here, as I am to DV editing and Vegas!
I'm having considerable difficulty rendering video at the moment, and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the situation.
I have a 20 minute .avi that I would like to use the first 2 minutes of, so I opened it up in Vegas, cropped it to the desired length and went to render. At first I used the default settings, which landed me with a 49.2GB file!
Since playing around with the settings I've managed to reduce file size to 4.2GB, then 1.4GB-still huge for a 2 minute clip. This is the first problem-I'll (hopefully) be making considerably longer videos in the future, with more effects/transitions/sounds etc. and the sort of space they look to occupy I simply can't afford.
The second problem is equally bemusing; when playing the rendered videos, video and sound appear for a fraction of a second, and give way to silent darkness for the duration of the video.
Any help with either of these problems would be much appreciated.