Hi, I'm new to this forum.
I've been using Sony Vegas 7 to edit some 3 minute videos which all is good except when I go to render it, it takes 2 - 2 1/2 hours.
I understand it could just be my pc's rate:
(stats: 1.25 GB ram, 130 free GB hard-drive space)
Most of the videos I make have a lot of effects and few transitions which of course would slow down the rendering process however, should it really take 2 - 3 hours?!
I alternate the exporting format to see if they change in rendering time but more or less their all equal. Usually I try to make it a .avi file or .wmv as their the recommended ones. The footage I use is a combination of avi & xvid most of the time which do work in Vegas just not completely well as when I go the playback the work area , it jitters and lags along the way.

Any tips or advice would really help! Thanks