I'm starting out with two MP4 files, both 1920x1080, 29fps, data rate approximately 16000kbps, dxva ac1 with aac audio. I have Sony Vegas Pro 9.0.
What settings should I set in my project properties and/or render settings to preserve my original video quality? There was a lot of blocking the first time I tried rendering with the default MP4 settings (with the resolution jump to 1920x1080 being the only difference), and the second time I upped the max and average bitrate to 50,000,000bps and got a 1.13gb file, even though the two original files together didn't even add up to 600mb. The quality was still worse than the originals.
I guess another way to solve this problem would be if there was a way to copy video streams from the original files over to the output. Is there a way to do that?
Thanks for the help guys!