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HDD, thumbs, BD, online, depending on size, structure and money.
As birdcat says, you can use DVD for smaller projects.
What’s more interesting, you may write your HD work on a DVD not only as a file.
You may create a Blu-ray project with a menu, export it to an .iso file and burn it on a blank DVD. It will play with full functionalityon standart BD players and, of course on any comp as well.
Great! No hollydays in the schedule. Bulgaria 🙂
The camera itself has these different settings, because it Does matter.
The NLE itself has the diffrent settings to match your settings. The encoder/transcoder has different settings to match your need.
If you shoot 60i and you need a PAL DVD, the soft will cut 5 frames every second(you loose every 6th frame)to make it 50i. NTSC frame size is 720×480 and PAL is 720×576, so the soft has to add 96 pxls – interpolated or blank, or to stretch vertically.More time to render, lossof quality.
Most of the cameras don’t shoot real progressive – they write the footage in a progressive format, but doing the same thing a software would do from an interlaced footage – deinterlacing by doubling or blending. You should use it, only if you really need it.
So it really does metter what settings you will chose, and your choise should depend on your need.
If you create a DVD for NTSC system, you have to shoot in 60i or 30p,
and 50i or 25p for PAL. 24p gives a cinematographic look.
Have in mind that most of the cameras do not shoot ‘real’ progressive, so check what is the case with your camera.
I’ll try this.
My question was is it possible to do what I want to do in Vegas.
I can do it in Premiere, but I like the speed of Vegas.
If I show you my work, will you give the answer?
Yes, you may choose the apropriatepreset – DVD Architect NTSC widescreen and customize what you need. Don’t mess 720p with the DVD format.
720p is 1280×720 HD
DVD PAL is 720×576, DVD NTSC is 720×480. If your footage is interlaced, don’t deinterlace. Interlace-progressive-interlace again is the worst.Its best to render in the correct format and bitrate so your DVDauthoring softnot to transcode it again. Storage and quality are opposite. Try to keep the max bitrate for the length, but not less than 6Mbps.
Excuse me Mike, I’m not bragging either.
j/L cuts are out of the question, Vegas does the job.
I don’t want to change your thinking, or editting style, and the question is not in the exact duration, but in the functionality, which is present in other NLEs – do you find them odd?
In my last comercial I have a video followed by stopmotion. I put a crossfade 10 fr over the video and over the the first frame of the stopmotion. Of course the final result can be achieved using other techniques, but at the moment I found its the quickest. Just an example. Clients don’t say odd or cute, but like or not.
PCM or mpg audio coding will do too.
I don’t think it’s odd. Niether do other NLE’s and videographers. Premiere wouldn’t do it just for me, or just for the excercise. In my work I use different length, simetric/nonsimetric positioning of transitions, separate audio transition control, and this job is a standart tool may be because a lot of people use it. Vegas does other things better andI like it, but at the same timeI’m looking for a way tokeep my style of editting.
For mkv try the free DivX Plus player.
Well, the exact duration is a metter of choice.
Most importantis how todistribute andcontrol separately video/audio trans duration over multiple clips on the timeline.
4fr is a “soft” trans in 25fps. Sometimes I use “hard” trans of 2fr.
For longer trans sometimes I need individual position over the clips – 4fr first clip/12fr second, for exmpl.
At the same time I want a separate control over the audio crossfades.