1. Rendering for YouTube: I've got some 1920x1088 47005kbps 23.97 frames/sec footage that I've spliced into a movie, and I would like to share it on YouTube. How should I go about rendering/exporting this clip to make sure it looks as good as possible for that purpose? When I render the thing at max (original settings), it comes out to 12gb, and YouTube will allow up to a 20gb file...so whatever path I choose, size will not be an issue.
2. Performance problem: I've found some really cool royalty-free VJ video effects online. Each clip is about 4 seconds long, and I have like 1,000 different clips. I plan on splicing them all together to make sort of an abstract-effects-driven montage to put up behind my band when we play on stage. But, for some reason, Vegas is bogging down quite a bit when I try to paste a few of these clips together. The native resolution of these clips is about ~720x480, 2000kbps and 25fps.
3. *.avi files? Can Vegas not work with *.avi files? Some of the aforementioned VJ clips are *.avi and Vegas "didn't have the proper codec" to import them into the Media Bay. Also, after I converted them to *.wmv, a bizarre error came up that said "These files do not have a native audio track embedded within them. Without audio, severe performance issues can occur. Vegas will give each video an audio part to help with performance,"....it wasn't worded exactly like, but it was pretty close.
Any help on these 3 issues would be greatly appreciated. I checked the manual, but these issues weren't addressed in there.