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Sony Vegas Pro 12: How to Render in 720p HD Settings Tutorial

How do you render your video in 720p HD (1280×720 dimension) in Sony Vegas Pro 12?  Today, I’ll be showing you how to render your videos in 720p HD quality, using a custom rendering template and settings to produce excellent video quality and also optimize the final product for YouTube uploading. Also, I’ll be showing you how to change slight settings to help reduce the video file size for a very small and almost insignificant decrease in video quality!

 

Make sure to follow the easy-to-follow video tutorial embedded below to ensure that you are following the correct procedure to render your video!

  1. The first step we’re going to take, is to actually make sure that your project is saved as a .veg (Sony Vegas Project) file in case you want to come back and work on your project further, or change anything. To do this, what you need to do is go to the File drop down menu at the top left corner of your screen, and simply click Save As.. . Now, enter a name referring to your project (e.g. – “My Video Project”) and click the save button. *(see end of post)
  2. Now that we have our project backed up, we’re going to want to Render it.  Now, go to File , Render As.  You’ll now see a window pop up with two drop down menus, “Save as Type:” and “Template:” .
  3. Firstly, lets start with the “Save as Type” drop-down category. Click on the drop-down menu, and select “Windows Media Video V11″ , it should be towards the end of the list.
  4. Now we’re going to move onto the “Template” drop-down. This section is slightly more complicated, so we’ll split it into more steps, keeping it simple.  However, we’re not going to choose a pre-made template, in fact, we’re going to create our own custom 720p HD template!  To do this, we need to select a random .wmv pre-made template and click the “Custom” button besides the Template category !
  5. Once you click Custom, another window will open up. Here, the template is split up into Audio, Video, Bit rate, Index/Summary and Project. We’re going to be going through each of these with custom settings, so make sure you read carefully!

AUDIO TAB:
Mode: CBR
Format: Windows Media Audio
Attributes: 64 kbps, 48 kHz, stereo (A/V) CBR

VIDEO TAB:
Mode: CBR
Format: Windows Media Video
Image Size: Custom – 1280×720
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.00
Frame Rate (FPS) – 30
Video Smoothness – ~90-100

BIT RATE:
Internet/Lan: ~ 4M – 8M
(The higher your bit rate, the higher quality your file will be, but also the size of the file increases with bit rate.)

PROJECT:
Video Rendering Quality: Best

You have now successfully created a .wmv 720p HD Custom template for your videos. If you want to render your other videos with these settings, instead of trying to remember all of these settings again, you can simply go to your File > Render As, select .wmv from the first dropdown menu, and NOW on the second drop down menu for “Template”, you can find your custom template under the name you saved it as, eg, “720p HD Video Template” !

*IMPORTANT NOTE:

 (One common misconception is that when you Save your file using File > Save As.., you are now ready to play it back or upload it to the internet. However, this is not the case. This creates a .veg file, which is only accessible in Sony Vegas, as a project file. To make your clip playable you need to RENDER it, this is explained at STEP 2 above!)

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FVP #1 – Direct Upload to YouTube Plug-In [Video4YouTube]

Sony Vegas is one of the worlds most popular video editing programs renowned for it’s brilliant and yet easy editing tools. However, coming with a steep price tag of $599.95 for the digital download of the newest version of Sony Vegas Pro, users are understandably reluctant to pay the further cost of extra plug-ins to improve their videos. That’s where we come in! In this new series, called Free Vegas Plugins, we’ll be introducing you to some of the best and most useful plug-ins for Vegas that will not cost you a dime!

Today we’re looking at the plug-in Video4YouTube from Vegasaur.com . This plug-in was designed before the release of the newest version of Vegas (Pro 11) . The free plug-in allows you to render your video so that it both saves to your computer when rendering completes, and then automatically begins to upload to YouTube with the login information you provide it. If you’re a Sony Vegas Pro 11 user, this process already sounds familiar to you. That’s because in Pro 11 Sony have built in a feature to allow you to do all of this without an external plug-in by going to File > Upload to YouTube. However, this feature still produces errors for some people, including myself! So the Video4YouTube plug-in allows us to have an alternative to this error, and also works in versions of Sony Vegas 8.0 and upwards.

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Sony Vegas Pro 11 Tutorial | How to Render in 1080p HD

One of the most wanted things in video editing, is superb video quality.  Today, I’ll be showing you how to render your videos in 1080p HD quality, using a custom rendering template and settings to bring your video quality to it’s max. Also, I’ll be showing you how to change slight settings to help reduce the video file size for a very small and almost insignificant decrease in video quality!

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VEGAS: Tips to Speed Up Rendering + Increase Performance in Sony Vegas Pro 11!

One of the most common requests from Sony Vegas users, is “how do I speed up the rendering time of my video project” or “how do I increase the performance of Sony Vegas and make the preview window less laggy?” Today, I’m going to be going over some of my favourite tips to give to people rendering on Vegas on how to reduce your rendering time of your project and also one or two tips on how to increase the overall performance of your Sony Vegas editing program!

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Sony Vegas Pro 11 Tutorial | How to Render in 720p [HD]

A common question in Sony Vegas is, how do I create a HD video in Sony Vegas? And more recently, the question has been how do I save/render a HD video in the new version of Vegas, Sony Vegas Pro 11? Well today I’ll be showing you how to render a video into 720p HD quality using a customized rendering template . This video will be very well optimized for uploading to YouTube and other video sites, but it well also work very well for home movies for display on your computer or HDTV .

We’re going to take a step by step approach, this makes it a lot easier for you to follow and if you make a mistake, it’s easy for you to retrace your steps.  If you’re having trouble following the text instructions, make sure to watch the video tutorial which is embedded towards the bottom of this page.