I am new to this forum, new to video (used to be a stills man) and new to Vegas Pro 9! I find myself with more time than I know what to do with, so decided on this new ‘hobby’.
I am using a Canon XH-A1 (HDV 1440x1080 50i – PAL) after editing my masterpieces I will burn either on to DVD and/or Blu-ray. However, I did a quick few minutes testing filming / editing and went to 'render as' and have been somewhat overwhelmed by the array of options and choices that present themselves to me - so I decided to join the forum and ask!
I am looking for the best quality output to burn to DVD’s or Blu-ray but haven’t a clue what options to select, the instruction manual isn’t helpful as I do not know the meanings of or implications of using the various settings.
When I started editing I was asked to select Project properties and I have stayed safe with the default settings for the HDV 1080-50i (1440x1080, 25.000 fps) template+
Width 1440 Field order: Upper filed first
Hieght: 1080 Pixel aspect ratio: 1.3333 (HDV 1080)
Output rotation 0
Frame rate 25.000 fps
Pixel format: 8 bit
Full resolution rendering quality: Good
Motion blue: Gaussian
DeInterlace method : None
I assume they are the best settings for the camera?
At those settings, after editing I go to ‘render as’ and the default settings – which I am sure are not the best – are:
Save as type: Video for Windows (*.avi)
Template: HD 1080-50i YUV
Description: HD 1080 50i usuing Sony YUV codec
Open DML compatible
Audio 48,000 Hz 16bit Stereo PCM
Video: 25fps 1920x1080 upper field first YUV
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.000
I would be very grateful for any help on the best settings for me to use to burn to DVD and burn to Blu-ray – thanks in advance
Oh! One final question (very newbie) when I 'render as' does Vegas automatically burn the disk after rendering?