I have a question about what could be the best way to proceed with a rather large MPEG-2 project.
So I basically ran my computer into the ground by trying to make a 20+ minute long video which had sources within many DVDs (all are VIDEO_TS folders of .VOB files). It unsurprisingly reached a point where the project would crash within a couple of minutes any time I opened it.
After doing some reading, now I know that either nesting or doing a smart render would have been much smarter (I have had previous experience so things like GPU acceleration had been turned down). I tried to apply it to the project which I had started (by copying parts of it to new project files), but, yeah, the project was just too ready to crash at any moment. Therefore I decided that I should cut my losses and start over again.
Is there, perhaps, a method which you would recommend? All of the sources are MPEG-2's, 29.970, 720x480.
What could be a decent and almost lossless choice for the output format if I tried making three separate videos and then rendered them together?