I have two cameras on the same timeline in Vegas 11; a Panasonic HCD-SD9 (1080i-30fps) and a GoPro HD Hero (720p-60fps) my final destination is Youtube but if I can use the same file for archiving that would be great. The original files are 1080-MTS & 720-MP4
I figured the optimum output would be 720p-60fps-MP4 right? Both the file types say they are AVC so I figured "Sony AVC MP4" rendering codec is the way to go?
Does anyone know if Youtube supports audio over 256kbps? For archiving purposes I wondered if I should go higher and let Youtube downgrade, only for the uncompressed FLAC music...my camera does not record a higher bitrate then 256kbps.
This is about to get complicated stay with me here... I have a time lapse in both file types that needs to be pre-rendered/compressed before inserting on my timeline. Right now I am working with the 1080i-30fps time lapse, the MTS file I found is the best when rendered into a M2TS file which is closest to it's original file type/template (no room for an AVI time lapse unfortunately). With the the final output file being 60fps I would think I can take advantage of the 30fps time lapse at over 300X speed and render a 1080-60fps time lapse (30fps @ 300X+ is much more then 60fps anyway isn't it? Something like 300 frames per 1 frame? So if rendered @ 60fps it would be more like 150 frames per 1 frame?) I figured it would be a smoother time lapse but the Sony AVC codec in M2TS format only allows 60fps if its rendered progressive (I even tried 720-M2TS but interlaced is still blocked out), the original MTS file is interlaced and I usually render back into interlaced but at it's original 30fps. Even though my final output format will be progressive it just seems right to render back into it's original interlaced format for timeline insertion. A 30i time lapse looks clearer but may not be as smooth as 60p...it's as if I have to make a decision which I wana loose; smoothness or sharpness haha.