Vegas codes question

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by David McCall, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. David McCall

    David McCall Guest

    I have been using the Microsoft codec in Vegas.

    However I've read that there is a "Sony" codec that is suposed to be better
    but I haven't been able to find it ibn ther codec choices Vegas provides.

    What am I missing?

    David McCall, Jun 12, 2008
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  2. David McCall

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    David, if you're rendering DV-AVI, Vegas defaults to using its own codec
    unless you change it.
    Unfortunately it won't show up anywhere on your hard drive as a codec
    choice that you can use elsewhere.
    Be sure to uncheck the "Use Microsoft DVcodec" option in Preferences.
    I don't have the link right now (it's on my work computer and I won't be
    back until Tuesday) but, a few years ago, a Vegas user did a render
    generation test with a PNG graphic with several different images on it.
    The only change he made each time was to add a new number and re-render
    it. The Vegas codec still looked damn good after 100 generations.
    The Microsoft codec fell apart after 10 :-(
    It's my understanding that Vegas uses the 16-235 range while the
    Microsoft codec uses the full 0-255 range.
    This means that each time the render test was done with the MS codec, it
    shrunk the 0-255 down to 16-235 for use n Vegas and then expanded it
    back out to 0-255 for the render. No wonder iot fell apart so soon.

    Mike Kujbida, Jun 13, 2008
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  3. David McCall

    David McCall Guest

    Thank you David

    I'll check for that the next time I can get Vegas to run :-(
    I may well have had it set to use the Microsoft DV.

    Something has gotten screwed up with my .NET instalation.
    I can't uninstall it, and it won't reinstall either. It errors in both
    I will either have to rebuild the machine or move Vegas to a new machine.
    I've got a lot to do that doesn't require Vegas right now. So it might take
    a while.

    David McCall, Jun 13, 2008
  4. David McCall

    mkujbida Guest

    David, the Vegas vs. Microsoft codec generation test I refered to is
    Be sure to read the readme file at the top of the page.

    mkujbida, Jun 24, 2008
  5. David McCall

    David McCall Guest

    Thank you Mike

    I had seen that page before and that is what prompted my question.
    The difference is quite dramatic based on those test.
    I still haven't tried a reinstall on a new machine yet.
    The one it was on is too messed up to bother with at this point.
    Unfortunately the machine is too complex for me to want to rebuild it right

    David McCall, Jun 24, 2008
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