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  • Go-To filetype for rendering

    Posted by Kelly Griffin on May 30, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    Hey all–

    I just upgraded from Vegas10 to Vegas20 (Windows 10). I got very used to rendering everything in Vegas10 using the MainConcept MP4 template; always worked, great quality, compatible with clients. Is there an equivalent (or same by a different name)? Most of the render options I see in Vegas20 look way different than what I’m used to seeing.

    Also, In trying one of the templates just now, I didn’t see any options for rendering picture only (no audio). Is that typically the case?

    Thank you!


    Aivis Zons replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Hector Vera

    May 30, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    I do not remember ever seeing an option to render just a picture, only videos. I usually render in WMV format and lately I have been using MP4. I noticed over the years, more format options related to MP4 has popped out. Especially if it’s for a specific device, whether it be a PC, TV or smartphone, each MP4 format may be different sizes so it’s good to pay attention to the sizes like 1920×1080 would be for 1080p format too. I don’t know the few options from Sony Vegas 10 but I used Sony Vegas 8 and the format options were far smaller than there are now if I am not mistaken.

  • Aivis Zons

    May 30, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    There still are MainConcept templates, but I suggest you go with “MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4” and under templates I recommend you make your own and favorite them or just favorite the ones you like. You can then toggle to show only the favorite templates to make the UI less cluttered (Filter button at the top). If you have an NVIDIA gpu, use and/or customize the templates with (NVENC) in the titles – you should get better rendering performance.

    What you want from your template is to match your client requirements, match platform guidelines and to be at least somewhat storage efficient. There’s a lot of “best template” guides around and the gist of it is – higher bitrate = less quality loss. Otherwise just set everything to “best”.

    To render without a sound track simply click on “Customize Template” -> go to the Audio tab -> uncheck “Include Audio”. Might be worded a bit differently if you go with a different format.

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