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In this Two Part tutorial I will show you how to Create a Basic DVD using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 and DVD Architect Studio.

There are many intial settings and preferences that need to be set correctly, if this is the first time you have used DVD Architect Studio 5.0. In most cases this only has to be done once, and from then on you need not worry about the back end settings.

DVD Architect Studio 5.0 may seem overwhelming in the beginning, but if you take it slowly and start with some basic projects, you will get the hang of it quickly. It is actually a very powerful program once you understand where all the important settings are located and how to customize them.

A very BIG TIP I will give you, is to go out and buy a small box of DVD-RW (Re-Writable Discs) to use as "practise discs". You can preview your DVD Menus in the program to see if they work properly, but once you actually burn the disc, it is not un-common to discover a small error on your behalf that needs tweeking. Therefore using Re-Writable Discs to practice with, can save a lot of wastage and money. Once you have the DVD working 100% correctly, then you can burn to a permanent disc like a DVD-R.

Update 2014 - Updated newer tutorials are now available !

Follow links below for newer and improved tutorials on the basics of making DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

How to Burn a DVD or Blu-ray Disc using Sony Movie Studio Platinum

How to Render Video for DVD/Blu-ray with Menus using Sony Movie Studio Platinum

How to Burn a DVD or Blu-ray Disc using Sony Vegas Pro

How to Render Video for DVD/Blu-ray with Menus using Sony Vegas Pro


Where to buy Sony Vegas Pro or Movie Studio and how to Upgrade ?

You can buy Vegas Pro 13 or Movie Studio Platinum 13 direct through Sony Creative SoftwareIf you have an older version of Vegas Pro or Vegas Movie Studio and would like to upgrade, you automatically qualify for discounted upgrade pricing when you purchase directly through the Sony Creative Software website.

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