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    Default Upscaling in Vegas movie studio?

    Hello all,
    Just got vegas platinum 9, and it's the first video editor I've had. I'm doing some projects in 720p, as that is what my camera shoots, but I also want to add some older files that are 640x480 etc. and was wondering about upscaling - is there an option to do this on clips, or is Vegas doing it anyway when it outputs at 720p??

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    All done automatically when it renders.

    But upscaeld video looks the same - you cant add information - the best you can do is reduce aliasing a bit.

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    Thanks, so I can turn the aliasing down but that's about it.
    I understand you can't add information, but I've been impressed with some of the upscaling DVD players and how they seem to give a slightly finer picture. I'm just trying to reduce the contrast between SD and HD clips.

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    Upscaling dvd players? - I cant see much difference peronally.

    Its very fiddly to inercut vastly different cameras seemlessly - not just cos of res differences, many so called HD cameras are not even SD in thier quality, but lots of colour tweking is also needed often.

    What are the 2 cameras that are the sources ?

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    Subjective I suppose but the ones I've seen look much better on a HD screen than just outputting raw DVD resolution.

    I'm using a lumix digital camera, other stuff is from a mate's DV camera, not sure on the make I'm afraid. I appreciate what you are saying about being fiddly to match colours etc. This editing lark seems to require a bit of trial and error! Just been reading your article on playing with colour curves - nice one, makes it much clearer so I will try that later.

    Maybe I could create a custom curve for each device I import....would that work every time or does it depend on what the camera is shooting, lighting etc.?

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    A lumix digital stills camera will not produce video that is any good inspite of what the specs say.

    Some very epxensive have palyed with produce clips that look impressive at first but fail on close examination.

    Forget the lumix - use it for stills. A stills camera is a crap video camera. And a video camera is a crap stills camera.

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    Very true, but it's the ONLY camera I have
    I'll get a nice camcorder one day.........

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    Ah - I see - well the trick with film making is to make the best of waht you have so go for it.

    Used DV cams are a total bargain on e bay - you should get something for under 100 easy and that will teach you proper camera craft.

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