Help! Rendering iphone5 video in sony vegas hd 11

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      I have learned that I cannot render iphone 5 video the way I do with gopro2 video. With the gopro footage I use 'match media settings' and it comes out great. If I try that with the iphone footage it is terrible. What settings should I use when working with iphone5 footage in sony vegas HD11? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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      AvatarDaniel Bruns

      Hi p1frank,


      I'll take a crack at this, though I'll be up front and admit that I've never worked with iPhone 5 footage in an editing application.


      You're approach to rendering video is for the most part sound. Like you've done, it is best to export with the same codec as your imported footage. However, in this case, the iPhone 5 video preset (either .mp4, .mov, or .m4v) likely has a very low bitrate setting. Thus, selecting "match media settings" in Vegas may be heavily compressing an already compressed video. This can result in a ton of compression artifacts and smudgy video.


      Have you tried rendering out to an acceptable higher bit rate codec? I would suggest either ProRes 422 HQ (if you have the Apple ProRes QuickTime component installed) or H.264 with a bit rate of 35 Mbps or above. That may help you to overcome the rendering issues you're having.  Also, it's important to keep the frame rate settings, interlace settings (iPhone should be progressive, or no interlacing), aspect ratio, and frame size from the original video. Just a thought!





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