So these are the settings I use for Sony Vegas 13, and I think its these settings as the best because I feel like the settings are small enough, but still really good looking.
So start up Sony Vegas, and put your video clips on the time line. Beside the video preview, there should be a little button that looks like this Click that, and it should pop up with a window like this
So make the width 1920, and the height 1080 if you want 1080p video, if you want 720p video, make the width 1280 and the height 720, not make the field order none, and the pixel aspect ratio to 1 and the output rotation to 0 degrees.
If you want 30 fps video, put the frame rate to 29.970 fps and if you want 60 fps video, put it to 59.940 and put stereoscopic 3D mode to off.
now put pixel format to 32 bit, Put motion blur type to gaussian and deinterlace method to blend fields. Finally, turn off adjust source media to better match project or render settings, and make sure start all new projects with these settings. Now click apply and OK.
Now, go to options at the top, and then preference and then click video and if you can, make sure to set GPU acceleration of video processing to your graphics card.
Once your ready to render the video, click file, and then render as. It will pop up with a window like this
Click on the drop down menu for mainconcept AVC/AAC (*.mp4 .avc) and click on internet HD 1080p or 720p depending on what resolution you want to render in, click it and then click customize template. Now, it will pop up with a window like this
Now, click on frame size, either select 1080p or 720p depending on what you want to render in, now make sure profile is on main, now click frame rate, and put it to ethier 29.970 fps for 30 fps or 59.940 for 60 fps and tick off allow source to adjust frame rate.
For field order make sure its none and for pixel aspect ratio make sure its 1. Make sure to have variable bit rate instead of constant bit rate (bps) and make the maximum 24,000,000 and averege 12,000,000 and make number of slices 4. Tick on enable progressive download.
Now go to system, and click check GPU. if it says CUDA is available or I’m pretty sure it can say openGL is available. Then go back to video and put encode mode to whatever it says, if nothings available click on render using CPU only. Now click on audio at the bottom, and you should see this
Now, click include audio if you want audio in the video, and now to find your sample rate click on the arrow at the bottom right of your task bar and then right click the sound icon and click recording devices and then right click your mic and click properties and then click advanced and it will say default format and however many hz it says there put how many hzs, for me its 44,100 hz. and put the bit rate to 128,000
Now click project at the bottom
Click the drop down menu for video rendering quality and select good or best depending on how long you want it to take to render and file size, the higher the better looking and bigger file sizes, and times to render. put stereoscopic 3D mode to use project settings, or whatever you set it to too earlier in the project properties. Now select the color space to default.
Now click OK and then render.
That’s all! you should have a good sized file and good looking recording!
Written by Jaiden