Hi everyone, I'm new here.
Basically the issue I'm having is with footage I've shot with a Zoom Q3HD which is a handy flip style video recorder, excellent for recording audio. The video is average for HD, but overall it's replaced my Mini DV in most areas of filming especially gigs where the sound is much better on the Q3HD.
But it records in Mov files and I can't work out how to render them best. I tried rendering to Mov but there were loads of different options and most left the video looking very poor in quality. I've tried various different formats and I can't even remember now what looked best, but most times there was some issue with either the file playing back at all on VLC, the file not rendering with the settings I selected, the video being blocky, or jerky or out of sync, or poor sound or very large. Basically I just want the quality to be roughly as good as the raw file, but not massive sized, and the same aspect ration as well as keeping good sound.
Does anyone have any suggestions for render settings? I'm using sony Vegas pro 10.0 and the files are in 1920 X 1080 aspect ratio, 25 fps. I think I ended up using Mpeg2 for the last render I did, but I had to scale down the resolution to 720 because it wouldn't render at 1920x1080.
Sorry that despite using a top program I am somewhat inexperienced with render settings.
Thanks for any help offered!