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I'm doing the editing in Vegas and when I was about to preview the whole thing I rendered it as mpeg2 and did the audio ac3, then I opened it in dvd architect and when I'm clicking "make dvd" architect wants to recompressed it. "Video in your project is not in the proper format and will be recompressed during disc preparation."
Why, I thought that architect was compatible with Vegas so you don't have to recompress.
And what other format is there to go? If I'm not mistaken mpeg2 is how you render your fanedit.

I think I read somewhere on here that LabPro is a better program to use than Architect. Is that true? I have tried out LabPro but it won't even accept my mpeg2 file, only ac3. "This is a System file where Video and Audio are multiplexed together....
1.Demultiplex to Elementary Streams...or.....2.Quick mode without Demultiplexing..."

Option 1 gives me a "can't open the file"

and option 2 gives me some warnings, some can be accepted LabPro tells me but others..."Cause: Wrong FPS...Size:720x480 FPS:23.98 Aspect 16:9......To add24 fps frames you need to demux and enable 2:3 pulldown"

So which way to go? it seems unnecessary to go with Architect if it have to recompress everything I load into it. takes time and probably steals some quality while its at it. But how do I get LabPro to accept my mpeg2 file?
 

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Never used Architect but for what it's worth DVDLab is a very powerful piece of software and once you learn it's few little foibles I find it's a great package to use.

Every edit I have done has been authored in Lab.





 
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n0mArch what program are you editing in?
"please say Vegas, please say Vegas" :oops:
 

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I really love Architect, but please note, I use Pro, not Studio. There are many more limitations in Studio. Studio seems buggy with pulldowns.
 

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steFANedit said:
n0mArch what program are you editing in?
"please say Vegas, please say Vegas" :oops:

Womble.

Once you have your project in correctly formatted MPEG2 files for importing into Lab it shouldn't make any difference which editing package you used




 

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nOmArch said:
Once you have your project in correctly formatted MPEG2 files for importing into Lab it shouldn't make any difference which editing package you used

^this.
 
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nOmArch said:
Once you have your project in correctly formatted MPEG2 files for importing into Lab it shouldn't make any difference...

what settings do you render with to make your MPEG2 files working with Lab?
 

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I use the standard MPEG2 DVD settings.

which off the top of my head go a little something like this.

PAL 720x576 - 25fps - 0 - 9000kb Bitrate (VBR or Constant)

NTSC 720x480 - 29.9 fps - 0 - 9000kb Bitrate (VBR or Constant)

That's just the basic settings for complient MPEG2 DVD files theres a lot more to it like whether the source is Anamorphic, is at 23.9 or 24 for NTSC and whether pulldowns and/or IVTC needs to be used as well but that really depends more on the source than the output and is way beyond the scope of this post.
 
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steFANedit said:
...I'm clicking "make dvd" architect wants to recompressed it. "Video in your project is not in the proper format and will be recompressed during disc preparation."
Why, I thought that architect was compatible with Vegas so you don't have to recompress.
And what other format is there to go? If I'm not mistaken mpeg2 is how you render your fanedit.

okay so I found out how to render in Vegas to make dvd architect not recompress (at least it worked for me, on my latest try that is...)
Render with Frame rate: 23.976 + 2-3pulldown
 

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There ya go! Keep in mind that if you are working with the Studio version, it does have limitations regarding working in 5.1 audio. Other than that, MPEG2 format should be pretty smooth. MPEG4 is another matter entirely...
 
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