Here's a dumb question, but one I've really been struggling with.
I bring my video in from a PMW-EX1, exported from clip browser as .mxf files, presumably the hightest quality I can get from the camera. But I want to render out that video with overlays etc without losing any quality (ie lossless compression). I will do final lossy compression when I bring multiple renders together (eg I often want to edit a title sequence in a separate project from the main file).
But THERE IS NO "RENDER AS .MXF" in Sony Vegas Pro 8.0c. So what format should I be using to ensure I don't lose quality?
No matter what format I try I seem to lose quality every time I render - presumably because compression is being applied every time I render something out. What format in Sony Vegas Pro 7.0 should I select to ensure I keep the same original .mxf quality across the interim renders I make to add green screen/titles/animations etc?