Originally Posted by DLCPhoto
[*]And as another follow-up: can anybody with Vegas Pro 8.x render full 1920x1080-6-I Dolby 5.1 AVCHD files frp, SR11/SR12, etc.?[/list]
Okay... I did a few experiments for you.
First, I don't have a avchd cam but I do have a small pile of avc samples downloaded from the net.
They range from 1440 to 1920, ntsc to PAL, TS, M2TS, MTS..... about 8 minutes worth and I just took them all and threw them on the timeline (in Vegas 8c). I tried to render out as avc (just the video stream) 1920x1080 at 18M.... and I got nothing but crashing
So I took it all over Vegas 8.1 (Vegas 64 bit version). Again... put it all as-is on the time line with no prior converting and let her rip. My settings were AVC (just the video stream) 1920x1080 60i at 18Mpbs (BTW... there is a 20M setting there but I didn't bother trying it).
While that was rendering I opened up another instance of 8.1 (with vegas pro, unlike any other editor, you can open and run multiple instances at the same time), loaded the same project into the new instance and created my AC3 (DD5.1) file.
Everything went just fine... even the PAL 25p sample was converted over with no issues (there is NO smart render for avchd however). I then took the AVC and AC3 files over to DVDa and burned a avchd blu ray
25gig disk (some were complaining that they could not do a REAL blu Ray disk in avchd). DVDa accepted both files with no recompressing at all.
So the message is that while Vegas pro 8c struggled and failed.... 8.1 went off without any issues at all.
The bottom line is that with the FULL pro version you have quite a few options at your disposal (including access to the free 8.1 64bit download)... so if one road doesn't work, there is always another one to take.