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  • rendering settings for windows media video

    Posted by Nikos Nikolaou on July 4, 2024 at 4:47 pm


    i am a regular visitor to your wonderful forum for a long time

    many of my questions i have regarding video edit have been answered through your forum although please let me ask something about windows media video rendering

    i have to edit and render some candid videos and i wish to know if my rendering settings are ok

    the only reason that i prefer to render those videos to windows media video is because is take a short time for the rendering to be finished and the final rendered video is under 150 mb in size

    unfortunately, i am working with an old dekstop pc (fujitsu core 2 duo cpu intel e7200 with a limited ram of 6 gb ddr2 800)

    My main pc a four core amd cpu have been broken so i have to build soon a new one but for the time being i have to finish my renderings on that old fujitsu pc…

    here is my rendering settings

    720p x 1280, cbr 6 mbps for video, audio @ 192 kbps @ 48 khz cbr for audio, video rendering quality use project settings (best setting does not give any better quaslity)

    all the videos were recorded by a lumia 650 mobile windows phone

    vegas pro 13


    lumia 650 General

    Complete name : C:\Users\My Pc\Videos\WP_20240617_14_08_23_Pro.mp4

    Format : MPEG-4

    Format profile : Base Media / Version 2

    Codec ID : mp42 (mp41/isom)

    File size : 108 MiB

    Duration : 1 min 51 s

    Overall bit rate : 8 134 kb/s

    Frame rate : 29.970 FPS

    Encoded date : 2024-06-17 17:08:25 UTC

    Tagged date : 2024-06-17 17:08:25 UTC


    ID : 1

    Format : AVC

    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec

    Format profile : Main@L3.1

    Format settings : CABAC / 1 Ref Frames

    Format settings, CABAC : Yes

    Format settings, Reference : 1 frame

    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=30

    Codec ID : avc1

    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding

    Duration : 1 min 51 s

    Source duration : 1 min 51 s

    Bit rate : 7 932 kb/s

    Width : 1 280 pixels

    Height : 720 pixels

    Display aspect ratio : 16:9

    Frame rate mode : Variable

    Frame rate : 29.970 (29970/1000) FPS

    Minimum frame rate : 7.502 FPS

    Maximum frame rate : 30.426 FPS

    Color space : YUV

    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0

    Bit depth : 8 bits

    Scan type : Progressive

    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.287

    Stream size : 106 MiB (98%)

    Source stream size : 106 MiB (98%)

    Encoded date : 2024-06-17 17:08:25 UTC

    Tagged date : 2024-06-17 17:08:25 UTC

    Color range : Full

    Color primaries : BT.601 NTSC

    Transfer characteristics : BT.709

    Matrix coefficients : BT.470 System B/G

    mdhd_Duration : 111614

    Codec configuration box : avcC


    ID : 2

    Format : AAC LC

    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec Low Complexity

    Codec ID : mp4a-40-2

    Duration : 1 min 51 s

    Source duration : 1 min 51 s

    Bit rate mode : Constant

    Bit rate : 192 kb/s

    Channel(s) : 1 channel

    Channel layout : M

    Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz

    Frame rate : 46.875 FPS (1024 SPF)

    Compression mode : Lossy

    Stream size : 2.59 MiB (2%)

    Source stream size : 2.59 MiB (2%)

    many thanks in advance


    Nikos Nikolaou replied 20 hours, 15 minutes ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Hector Vera

    July 8, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    I used to render everyone of my Sony Vegas videos to WMV format as well for that very reason, it consumes a lot less space on your computer compared to MP4 or MOV from my knowledge. WMV format is what I used on older computers I used to have for editing videos in Sony Vegas back in the day. I used to render these WMV files to 480p instead of 720p back then. And at least your computer has 6GB of RAM, I used to render Vegas videos with even less RAM than that so it should work on your end for 720p. At least its decent for the old computer you have to use for now. What happened to your other computer that broke if I may ask?

  • Nikos Nikolaou

    July 9, 2024 at 8:24 am

    hi dear vera,

    i thank you so much for your kind reply

    i have tried some different settings for my candid videos and it seems that the follow settings work pretty good on my pc…

    windows media video – video bitrate 12 M cbr (two pass)

    audio @ 192 kbps 48 khz

    project settings – render quality best

    dynamic ram – 25% (i have 6 gb of ram ddr2 800)

    no preview

    i am happy with the results, good video quality and small video size

    my amd athlon a6 3650 was a decent computer but unfortunately the motherboard, an asrock a55 avs was so good

    after two years of use the motherboard couldn’t see the ram

    i kept the cpu and i bought another motherboard so i have to build again my very trusty amd a6 dekstop


  • Hector Vera

    July 9, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    Thats good to hear that your settings was good enough for you to be able to do your project. And what do you mean by “No preview”, your preview on Sony Vegas is like showing blank or black screen and cannot see whats going on? If that happening to your current old computer that you are using now or the new one you were building?

  • Nikos Nikolaou

    July 12, 2024 at 7:53 am

    hi dear vera,

    just to clear it out… preview off is only for the rendering process… since it give me some shorten rendering times

    soon i hope i will build my new pc


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