ok so i'm a n00b when it comes to the specifics with rendering, i don't know what half the stuff means, and rather than wiki'ing absolutely every term i thought i'd come here first. I've taken 2 pics to try and show what i'm on about also.
so i put in a file i've recorded from my digital tuner, which is an mpeg 2 file, according to the 'avi codec' program. Here's the other info from 'avi codec' about the source clip:
Video : 964 MB, 3967 Kbps, 25.0 fps, 720*576 (4:3), MPG2 = MPEG 2 (SVCD/DVD), Supported
Now i dragged this into vegas trimmer, selected a random bit, dragged it into the timeline.
Then i clicked on 'project properties' and selected the source file, to set the project property template.
Then i went to render as, default template, set video rendering quality to 'best', chose MainConcept MPEG-2, set quality video quality to the highest it goes on the bar, '31' and rendered it.
Here is the info from 'avi codec' about the source clip:
Video : 30 MB, 8000 Kbps, 25.0 fps, 720*576 (4:3), MPG2 = MPEG 2 (SVCD/DVD), Supported
The problem I have is the quality of the rendered clip just isn't as sharp as the source. It doesn't seem to matter what codec I try (uncompressed avi is too large in file size, xvid seems to put this weird white contrast layer ontop of the whole video, other codecs don't seem to make any difference).
I've attached 2 pics showing the difference in quality - you can see on the rendered file, it's not as sharp an image as the source, it blurs the image. If you look at the 'Fire Exit' symbol in the top left hand corner of the image, you can see its less clear on the rendered clip.
anyone know whats going wrong, and how to fix it?
would really appreciate some help, ive spent ages fiddling around with the vegas settings trying to improve it but with no luck.