My first post; just found this forum so I thought I'd see if I could get any suggestions; I did a quick search but didn't find anything, my apologies if this is mentioned elsewhere.
I'm using Vegas 8 (just upgraded from version 7) to render some movies made with a Sanyo Exacti camera. The cameras use a .mp4 format but I convert them to AVIs (using MP4Cam2AVI) before I use them with Vegas.
The editing process works fine without any issues. I then want to render them to WMV9 format but the rendering process is excruciatingly slow. Vegas seems to render in "chunks" of frames - the frame counter will advance a number of frames (10-100) at a time, then it stops and nothing happens for a number of seconds, then it advances another 10-100 frames, and so on.
The result also looks fine, but it takes about an hour to render just a few minutes of video. It was the same in Vegas 7.
Is this normal behavior for WMV rendering? If I use the MainConcept AVC renderer, for example, the process is much smoother, and significantly faster.
I'm using a Core 2 Duo (2x2.3 GHz) system with 2 GB of memory and Windows Vista SP1.
Appreciate any suggestions as to how I can make this rendering process work better. Any specific settings I should be using for 1280x720 WMV output?