I just started using Vegas Movie Studio 11 HD a few weeks ago and have been impressed with everything I've been able to do with it. I've used many adobe products over the years and did use their video editor in the past, but I read some posts on this forum that indicated that Vegas was clearly the better product so I started using Vegas for my current projects.
I'm trying to make some videos that I am going to host myself (s3). I'm trying to figure out the proper way to encode these so they can be played by on as many devices as possible. There are a number of sites that offer online encoding that make the process seem quite complex, if this is something I can do myself with Vegas, I'd rather not pay a service. My main compute is a i7, 2.8ghz, 8GB ram, but I plan to upgrade the ram in the near future. It appears from what I have read that it is more complicated that just rendering a Mp4, but after hours of reading, beyond that, I'm still confused as to what I need to do for compatibility.
I'm wondering if there is a way to do this same encoding process via Vegas? I've read of people using something called Handbrake to encode the videos for the web also, but have not looked at that.
Is this multi-device encoding process possible with Vegas, and if so can anyone steer me towards some directions that might make it a little more clear as to how I go about it (e.g. what profiles I render the video as).