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Sony Vegas - Rendering settings and community of practice

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Hello all, as far as I know some fan editors still working with (Sony) Vegas. Like me 😃
I am very copy with the problem, using it since over ten years and I think I know many features.

Maybe we can exchange some experiences of the usage?

For example I have a question about the rendering settings. I am nearly happy with my settings, but in some very fast scenes (for example many blaster impact in a Star Wars movie) I sill see some pixel. What render settings are you using for your fan cuts?

My settings:

Sony AVC/MVC (mp4, m2ts, avc)

Video:
Video format: AVC
Frame size: Custom - 1920 * 816
Profile: High
Entropy coding: CABAC
Frame rate: 23,976
Field order: None
Pixel aspect ratio: 1,000
Bit rate: 16.000.000

Audio:
Audio Format: AAC
Sample rate: 48.000
Bit rate: 320.000
Audio coding mode: Stere (I started in early past with Stereo and still need to adapt to 5.1)

Project:
Video rendering quality: Use Project Settings
Stereoscopic 3D mode: use Project Settings
Color Space: Default

What are you using as rendering settings/format and are you completely happy with your result?

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I’m still working with Sony Vegas. Emphasis on the word Sony, because I do not like Magix Vegas nearly as much. I found it much harder to use, much less intuitive. Now admittedly I’m a halfwit so that might have something to do with it, but Vegas used to be so easy to use that I went back to my old CD of v13. So my settings might be a decade out of date but here’s my preferred rendering, which I’m happy with:

Video format: XAVCS

AVC codec

1920 X 1080

Progressive

Audio: WAV or FLAC in stereo at the highest quality possible

(which I render separately then mux together with the video)

The finished file will be around 35-40 gigs for a 2 hour file, so I use Handbrake to create an x265 about 25% that size if I’m gonna upload the file to the net.

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Maybe someone can help me with my issue with Sony Vegas:

When I started my Star Wars edit projects in the past I used a stereo source. So my whole cuts are only with this one track.
Now I want to replace the source with an 5.1 file… but when I replace it by Sony Vegas, then only one of the 5.1 tracks will be used because my project have only one audio track.

I changed the project settings to 5.1 and I added additional empty audio tracks. But only the already used track will be replaced.

Does someone has an idea how I can replace my stereo project with 5.1 source without repeating all cuts with the new source?

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TiiN said:

Maybe someone can help me with my issue with Sony Vegas:

When I started my Star Wars edit projects in the past I used a stereo source. So my whole cuts are only with this one track.
Now I want to replace the source with an 5.1 file… but when I replace it by Sony Vegas, then only one of the 5.1 tracks will be used because my project have only one audio track.

I changed the project settings to 5.1 and I added additional empty audio tracks. But only the already used track will be replaced.

Does someone has an idea how I can replace my stereo project with 5.1 source without repeating all cuts with the new source?

Sony Vegas V19 has a feature for this issue called “Add missing stream for selected event” but this is buggy with 5.1 and only works with Stereo.
But one from the Vegas Team posted a nice work around:
https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/restoring-deleted-audio-from-video--133524/
Bug will be solved in the future.