- Published: Saturday, 21 May 2011 23:41
- Written by Derek Moran
In this video tutorial I show how to to render 1080p HD Video for upload to YouTube using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.
Learning how to render 1080p HD video for YouTube can be overwhelming for a new user, because there may be an expectation that you just press a couple of buttons and you're done. Well that is true only AFTER you have created some Project Property templates and some Rendering templates, but before that stage you need to learn a few things which I am about to show you in the video.
Video has become very complex because there are so many different devices you can use to shoot video with a camera and capture video from a gaming consule or computer. There are countless video codecs, frame rates and frame sizes being used to save video to. If you know exactly what your video is being shot in, then you can gaurantee that setting up Vegas to make beautiful video will be a breeze.
If however, you get confused and mis-match templates and settings, then you will end up with some problems that will frustrate you. So watch and listen carefully to my video tutorial and everything will be relatively easy and enjoyable to do.
Vegas Pro 10 Users
If you are using Vegas Pro 10, then here is the full list of settings to type into your Project Properties Window:
Template = HD 1080-60i (1920x1080, 29.970 fps) for NTSC
Template = HD 1080-50i (1920x1080, 25.000 fps) for PAL
Width = 1920
Height = 1080
Field Order = None (progressive scan)
Pixel Aspect Ratio = 1.0 square
Frame Rate = 29.97 for NTSC OR 25.00 for PAL
Stereoscopic = OFF
Pixel Format = 8bit
Render Quality = BEST
Motion Blur = Gaussian
De-interlace Method = Blend Fields
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I am trying to render in Vegas Pro 13 a project to 1080p with 5.1 surround sound to .MOV format to run on a Mac. Having a issues with sound it tinny and in stereo it is full and rich. I have tried a number of things with no luck hoping you could help.
The Quicktime encoder that comes with Vegas Pro is very limited. It does not support the full range of Apple Formats available. I am 99.99% sure that it does not support 5.1 surround audio, so I don't think you can do what you want with Vegas Pro. No one has ever asked me this question before and so it is above my knowledge level.
My best suggestion for you is to post your question on the Creative Cow Vegas Pro Forum. Someone there should be able to give you a better answer. I would actually like to know the answer myself.
If you wanted to output high quality H.264 Video in Stereo for playback on an Apple Mac, I could help you with that. I have instructions posted on the forum here:
I have a few questions if you don't mind.
1. When I upload to YouTube and view the video back, it defaults to 360p. So this is probably happening to our viewers as well. Is there a way to change it so that ourselves and our viewers can view the video in 1080p HD without having to manually change it. Most do not know about that feature.
2. Prior to your tutorial, I was using the Internet 360-30p (480x360, 29,970 fps) rendering as Sony AVC mp4 with the YouTube higher quality 30p template. I also had a black background. I was able to put my text that I use throughout the video above or the video in the black background portion so that it would not interfere with the video. Now the video takes up the whole screen and my text goes into the actual video. Is there a way where I can have the video quality with your settings but still be able to have my text above or below in the black border section?
3. Is there a difference if I save the video as an mp4 or as an m2ts?
Thanks in advance!
1. Video Playback Quality is set in your YouTube Account Settings. Go to Settings - Playback.
2. The video is meant to fill up the whole screen if you are making 1080p videos. However, there are two options which look good.
a) Crop the video to a super wide cinema style, so that there is black bars at the top and bottom. Then you can add your Text in the lower black bar. Here is my tutorial that explains the cropping part:
b) If you want to keep the whole video, you can create lower thirds Text on a semi-transparent background. Watch this tutorial to see how to do this. You can just ignore the part where I show how to Animate the Lower Thirds.
3. Stick to using .mp4
.m2ts is mainly a BluRay disc format.
One other thing...Do you know if there is a faster way to render? My file is 119MB with 3 minutes and 39 seconds duration time and it took 1 hour and 11 minutes to render and an additional 20 minutes to upload to YouTube.
I am using Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0
Under Project Properties, the settings are as follows:
For the template used, I followed your video tutorial the best I could but there are some differences since I have a different version and I chose surround sound for the voice.
HD 1080 1920x1080, 29.970 fps
Frame Rate: 29.970 (NTSC)
Field Order: None (Progressive Scan)
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.00 (Square)
Full resolution rendering quality: Best
Deinterlace method: Blend Fields
Master Bus Mode: 5.1 Surround
Sample Rate: 44,100
Bit Depth: 16
Resample & Stretch quality: Best
Times & Frames
Ruler Start time: 00:00:00.00
Beats per minute: 120.000
Beats per measure: 4
Note that gets one beat: Quarter
Audio: 448 Kbps, 48,000 Hz, 5.1 Surround, AC-3 Studio.
Video: 16.0 Mbps, 29.970 fps, 1920x1080
Use this setting to create a 1920x1080 NTSC AVCHD 5.1 Surround file.
Also, when I render is automatically saves it as a .m2ts file for some reason.
If you are using an older laptop that only has a 2x Core CPU, then that is the reason why it is taking so long to render. You really need a modern 4xCore CPU to render 1080p HD Video, because the file size is so massive and takes a lot of computing. If you go into Windows Control Panel - System - it will tell you what type of CPU you have.
As far as rendering templates go, look for Sony AVC .mp4 template - I am pretty sure that's where you should start, but you may have to customize the template to match what I showed in the tutorial on this page.
AVCHD produces a .m2ts file extension. Sony AVC will give you a .mp4
20 minutes to upload sounds about right - Internet Upload Speeds are only 1/10th of download speeds.