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    Hello All...

    Im new here and new into using sony vegas for VIDEO editing and DVD architect for DVD making.

    I studied Soung Tech but Im not that good into video editing.

    I have used Vegas for Sound Recording but no so much for good quality videos, just mpg for the web.

    I was wondering who can help me out from the start into making the best quality widescreen video.

    I have a DVD camara with mini DV.

    What i do is open vegas video and IMPORT MEDIA FROM CAM

    than I edit and after that I export as MPG 2 and AC3 for DVD architect

    Whar are the properties I have to put on vegas to get a wide screen view?

    Right Now Im cropping the video to a 16:9 widescreen view effect.

    Is it normal than when you put that cropping efect you actuality loose some of the picture in the video... always when you use wide screen you actualy cut a part of the video¿?

    Thank for any help
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by andresbriceno View Post
    Hello All...
    Hi Andrew, and welcome.
    Quote Originally Posted by andresbriceno View Post
    I have a DVD camara with mini DV.
    I find that highly unlikely. Mini DV is a tape format and whilst there are hybrid cameras around, tape and DVD is not a hybrid I've come across. I suspect you mean Mini DVD - the 8cm DVDs yes?
    Quote Originally Posted by andresbriceno View Post
    What i do is open vegas video and IMPORT MEDIA FROM CAM
    than I edit and after that I export as MPG 2 and AC3 for DVD architect
    Whar are the properties I have to put on vegas to get a wide screen view?
    Quote Originally Posted by andresbriceno View Post
    Right Now Im cropping the video to a 16:9 widescreen view effect.

    Is it normal than when you put that cropping efect you actuality loose some of the picture in the video... always when you use wide screen you actualy cut a part of the video¿?
    It's normal if your footage is originally shot in 4:3 - the alternative would be to stretch your footage so that everyone gains a few pounds but this isn't really popular.

    What you really need to do, if you want 16:9 is to SHOOT in 16:9. Even if you frame your 4:3 shots to account for cropping in the edit, you will be losing some quality when cropping.

    Ensure your project settings are for 16:6 throughout Vegas and DVDA and all will be well.

    If you plan to do more than simple cuts in editing you'll want to move away from DVD camcorders. DVD uses MPEG-2 compression which is quite a lossy compression. If you are simply transferring from your Mini DVD to a "proper" DVD and you keep everything as MPEG-2 throughout, you are just copying so there's no lss in quality.

    If, however, you wat to add any effects, dissolves etc, you want to work in the highest quality possible right until you actually create your final MPEG-2 files for the DVD. In the consumer SD world this means MiniDV.

    (You've done Music Tech so I guess you'll understand that - you'll want as high a sample rate as possible throughout the chain irrespective of the final format)

    This is why you won't find a high-end consumer SD camera using anything other than MiniDV tape.

    The good news is that MiniDV camcorders are cheaper than other formats offering similar specs.

    Hope this helps.
    Tim

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    I made a little mistake , on vegas i use IMPORT FROM DVD CAMCORDER!

    This means I finalize the disc and the upload it to vegas.

    What happens whn you Finalize?

    Using the process I mentioned before also COMPRESSES?

    THANKS
    Andrew

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    If you are simply transferring from your Mini DVD to a "proper" DVD and you keep everything as MPEG-2 throughout, you are just copying so there's no lss in quality.

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THIS, HOW DO I ACOMPLISH THIS?

    If, however, you wat to add any effects, dissolves etc, you want to work in the highest quality possible right until you actually create your final MPEG-2 files for the DVD. In the consumer SD world this means MiniDV.

    WHAT IS THE HIHES QUALITY IF IM IMPORTING FROM CAMCORDER DVD IN VEGAS?

    THANKS

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