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Old Dec 7, 2007, 9:37 AM   #681
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I will stick 2 Ulead when it comes 2 editing HD videos and i will not pay more dan $300-400 4 software just 2 edit HD videos
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 10:15 AM   #682
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Think I'm gonna stick with recording 720p as the 1080i mode is too much hassle when editing, vegas works great with 720p and I read this too.....

http://editorials.teamxbox.com/xbox/...n-of-1080p/p2/
"As you can see, the viewer's display (1080p) can change the entire 720p vs. 1080i debate and if the viewer is using one of these modern 1080p HDTVs, 1080i then becomes a better format than 720p. " So if you have 1080p display 1080i is better...
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 10:41 AM   #683
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"As you can see, the viewer's display (1080p) can change the entire 720p vs. 1080i debate and if the viewer is using one of these modern 1080p HDTVs, 1080i then becomes a better format than 720p. " So if you have 1080p display 1080i is better...
But you have to be able to edit 1080i which is the problem........
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 10:52 AM   #684
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http://www.ulead.com/dmf/plugin.htm Ulead DVD MovieFactory Plus 6 HD Power Pack seems to do the job and is only $79.95 (49 plus 19.95 HD pack). Most likely comes with limited editing, but not everybody is Steven Spielberg here ;-) Manual shows rather simple work flow with AVCHD files http://www.corel.com/content/pdf/dvd...D_HDDVDAdv.pdf
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 11:02 AM   #685
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http://www.ulead.com/dmf/plugin.htm Ulead DVD MovieFactory Plus 6 HD Power Pack seems to do the job and is only $79.95 (49 plus 19.95 HD pack). Most likely comes with limited editing, but not everybody is Steven Spielberg here ;-) Manual shows rather simple work flow with AVCHD files http://www.corel.com/content/pdf/dvd...D_HDDVDAdv.pdf
Doesnt support MP4 files so you cant import HD1000 clips...... already tested......
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 11:19 AM   #686
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So only Vegas Pro is the only software on the market right now that can handle HD1000 files seems like...
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 11:24 AM   #687
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Vegas does the best job, it imports 1080i files and renders them to MPEG2 perfectly but doesnt do a great job to WMV or MPEG4 with regard to slight 'stuttering' which I think is due to the render options associated with these formats, maybe an update will fix it. All others make a mess of 1080i but some can handle 720p ok.
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I tried to convert a 720p file (60 frames per second) with simple transition by using Vegas Pro 8.0a, rendered it to 720p (29.97, 25, 24, 23.976), all of them have 'ghosting' effect, it's like an interlaced file badly de-interlaced. I played the original file frame by frame, it looked good but not on the encode file. What should be the correct settings? Thanks!
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I tried to convert a 720p file (60 frames per second) with simple transition by using Vegas Pro 8.0a, rendered it to 720p (29.97, 25, 24, 23.976), all of them have 'ghosting' effect, it's like an interlaced file badly de-interlaced. I played the original file frame by frame, it looked good but not on the encode file. What should be the correct settings? Thanks!
Why don't you set vegas to 59.94 fps for 720p60 footage. The footage for 720p is a full frame 60 times a second (less a drop frame). So, you should set the Vegas settings AND your render settings the same way if you want a clean render of it. If on the other hand you're trying to convert the 60p to a 30p, then set Vegas and the Render settings (BOTH) to 29.97, but you should also turn OFF resampling in the clip propeties if you don't want the ghosting. See it's ghosting because it's merging 2 frames from two different times together into a single frame (that's how you go from 60 to 30 fps). If you'd rather it just take one frame and discard the other frame to get from 60 to 30, then you have to turn off resampling on the clip. Right-click the clip in the timeline, and then change the resample setting.
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ok people, I got it!

I got 1080i video rendered and able to play on the xbox 360 and it looks great. I used the following settings in Vegas Pro 8

Video Rendering Quality = Best

File Type = MainConcept AVC/AAC (*.mp4)

Custom Frame Size = 1920 * 1080

Profile = Main

Frame Rate = 29.970000

Field Order = Upper Field First

Pixel Aspect Ratio = 1

Bit Rate around 12,000,000

Make sure the project settings are the same

DeInterlace Method = None

Render the file and you will get a smooth playback. It works on the 360 now, might have something to do with the december update which I think improves codecs and also has DIVX/XVID capabilities but files rendered with these codecs did not work for some reason.

Now the bad news is that the 720p 60fps video looks much better on the 360 but maybe some tweaking of the settings may improve the 1080i. Main thing is that I got it to work and the output is nice and fluid.

The funny thing I noticed is that when you play the 1080i clips through the HD1000 they look amazing on the TV but when you play them on the laptop or 360 they dont look as good. Its not performance related on the pc, its just does not look as good for some reason.

Anyway, thats me finished for now, just thought I'd let you all know....

Vegas rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Vegas Baby, Vegas
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