Re: render twice by John Rofrano on Jan 8, 2012 at 8:53:52 pm
[Michael O'Connor]"From sony vegas 7 going to dvd-a4 do I need to render my veg file to avi and then render again when I build a dvd?"
No, you can, and should, render your video to MPEG2 using one of the "DVD Architect" templates and then render your audio as Dolby Digital AC-3 using the same filename as the video. DVD Architect will see that the .mpg and .ac3 files have the same name and treat them as one.
OK so I take the finished vegas veg file (call it trade show), render it using vegas as mpeg-2 using the dvd architect ntsc video stream template. That will give me an mpg-2 file. Then how do I process the audio using vegas to an audio file? And then going into dvda-4 I would search for the mpeg-2 file "trade show", and then how do I get the audio into dvda-4 to match the video? Thanks.
Re: render twice by Mike Kujbida on Jan 9, 2012 at 2:36:35 pm
"Also curious what the difference is between rendering the entire project from vegas into avi then using dvda-4 starting new, single movie, choosing the avi file, make dvd, burn"
Doing it this way means that DVDA has control over your project's final quality.
It also means that DVDA will still recompress everything as it must see an MPEG-2 and AC-3 or WAV file before it can make your DVD.
Doing it the way John and I recommend means that you have full control at every step of the process.