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    Sorry if this is a stupid question....

    I recently installed Sony Vegas Pro & Sony DVD Architect. While I've used a number of other video editing/authoring programs, I've been working on my first Vegas project for a little over a week. I've read the manuals extensively and experimented with the programs. However, I'm mystified by one issue.

    Apparently Vegas can edit, render and author Blu-ray DVDs, VCD & audio CD but can't author a standard DVD. It seems necessary to render a standard DVD project in Vegas and then import it to Architect to author it.

    My question....
    Is this really correct or have I missed something fundamental?

    Most other Video programs that I have used (eg. Ulead Video Studio) are MUCH cheaper but they combine rendering and authoring in one program. It seems to be a huge step backwards to require two separate programs for these tasks. (Particularly when Vegas is so much more expensive!!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cottage View Post
    Apparently Vegas can edit, render and author Blu-ray DVDs,
    What do you understand about "authoring" BD in Vegas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cottage View Post

    Most other Video programs that I have used (eg. Ulead Video Studio) are MUCH cheaper but they combine rendering and authoring in one program. It seems to be a huge step backwards to require two separate programs for these tasks. (Particularly when Vegas is so much more expensive!!!!)
    You can buy a music system with all components in one box OR You can buy a separate tuner, CD deck, pre-amp, power amp, speaker cables and speakers.
    One costs more and each component only does one job.
    Which is the better system?
    If you want a one stop shop that'll give you OK sound then the first one.
    If you want flexibility and HiFi, you'll go for the second.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grazie View Post
    What do you understand about "authoring" BD in Vegas?
    Very little since I don't have a BD player or burner. However, Vegas has a menu item that leads me to believe that it can author BD disks. In addition, the Sony Vegas web site describes Vegas as follows:
    "Powerful DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ Authoring Tools
    Burn Blu-ray discs directly from the timeline for high-definition delivery. "

    I assume from your reply that Vegas can't author BD disks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cottage View Post
    I assume from your reply that Vegas can't author BD disks.
    Your assumption is incorrect.

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    You quote, cottage, comes under the description of the whole suite:
    "The Vegas Pro collection combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby® Digital AC-3"
    It later goes on to say that DVD Architect Pro 5 (a free upgrade) is required to author BluRay.
    However, it is possible to burn a single play BluRay disk from the timeline within from Vegas. This is not the same as authoring. I suspect it was brought in as a stop-gap before they'd got DVDA 5 working with BluRay.
    And there's no equivalent for DVDs.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    You quote, cottage, comes under the description of the whole suite:
    "The Vegas Pro collection combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby® Digital AC-3"
    It later goes on to say that DVD Architect Pro 5 (a free upgrade) is required to author BluRay.
    However, it is possible to burn a single play BluRay disk from the timeline within from Vegas. This is not the same as authoring. I suspect it was brought in as a stop-gap before they'd got DVDA 5 working with BluRay.
    And there's no equivalent for DVDs.
    Thank-you TimStannard. That was the clearest answer so far.

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