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elm000

VästerĂ¥s, Sweden
Joined: 8. Oct 2006
Posts: 76

School project

#1 - 17. May 2007 21:12
Hello guys!
I'm making project in school about buddhism and me and my friend are going to shoot a short movie about Buddha and his life.

The thing is that I've borrowed a movie camera from another friend to capture my clips but I don't know what resolution I should use in Vegas. We'll be showing the movie in school with a DVD player on a normal TV (no lcd or widescreen, just these old square ones).

So I was wondering, is there like a preset in Vegas for my needs (that you think would fit for this kind of thing)? Otherwise, what settings should I use? It would be awesome if you could help me because this is the first time I'm editing "real" footage.

I was also wondering what codec I should render it in? I can do all the basic ones like wmv, xvid, x264 and so on but is there a better way to do it? Remember I have to burn the movie on a cd so I can play it on the DVD player in school.

My best regards
Andreas.
stevester

Montreal, Canada
Joined: 7. Oct 2006
Posts: 1513
#2 - 17. May 2007 21:23
Your post almost makes me feel like you're under the assumption that editing tools were designed solely for counter-strike movie making.

1- Standard NTSC video footage is 720x480. Since you are in Sweden, you are probably going to use PAL, which is 720x486. for more info on resolution: http://www.strata.com/support/3dmanual/ch13/ch13_7.html
or
http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/Articles/PALvsNTSC/PALvsNTSC.asp

2- In vegas, go to properties -> project. It has a buttload of presets to choose from, just check off the one that matches your DV shot footage.

3- To play your movie with a DVD player (unless you have a DIVX dvd player) you are going to have to use mpeg-2.

Last changed: 17. May 2007 21:24
elm000

VästerĂ¥s, Sweden
Joined: 8. Oct 2006
Posts: 76
#3 - 17. May 2007 21:32
No stevester I know that editing tools weren't made for computer games :D But since it's the only thing I've used it for, I suck at that too, I have no clue whatsoever on how to use it for irl footage.

But thanks a lot for you reply, will be very useful :)
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