musicvid10 wrote on 3/19/2013, 3:15 PM
What is your media?
Your project settings must match your media.
Use Best/Full preview.
Post an example if this does not work.
CallumM wrote on 3/29/2013, 1:05 PM
I have made my project settings match the media settings and have used Preview/Full but it does not work.

I have also used PrintScreen to take a screen dump and pasted into MS Paint to create a snapshot.

If I use Best/Full preview or Good/Full preview then the image in the preview window is already blurred.
musicvid10 wrote on 3/29/2013, 1:25 PM
What is your media?

Use MediaInfo and tell us.
Chienworks wrote on 3/29/2013, 1:27 PM
It looks like your source media and project frame rates don't match. What you're seeing is Vegas' frame resampling blending two frames together. You should probably have the project frame rate match the source if it's something standard. Or, to at least cure the snapshot problem and probably make a faster and clearer render, right-mouse-button click on the clip on the timeline and choose switches / disable resample.
CallumM wrote on 4/23/2013, 3:04 PM
Here are the MediaInfo details of the file:

Complete name : E:\myVideos\MOV\DSCN1119 - Lizzie at Abergele.MOV
Format : QuickTime
Format/Info : Original Apple specifications
File size : 25.6 MiB
Duration : 25s 733ms
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 8 341 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2006-11-11 11:31:02
Tagged date : UTC 2006-11-11 11:31:02
Writing library : Nikon
Origin : Digital Camera

ID : 1
Format : JPEG
Codec ID : jpeg
Duration : 25s 733ms
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 8 252 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:2
Bit depth : 8 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.895
Stream size : 25.3 MiB (99%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2006-11-11 11:31:02
Tagged date : UTC 2006-11-11 11:31:02

ID : 2
Format : PCM
Format settings, Endianness : Little
Format settings, Sign : Unsigned
Codec ID : raw
Duration : 25s 733ms
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 64.0 Kbps
Channel(s) : 1 channel
Sampling rate : 7 875 Hz
Bit depth : 8 bits
Stream size : 198 KiB (1%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2006-11-11 11:31:02
Tagged date : UTC 2006-11-11 11:31:02
musicvid10 wrote on 4/23/2013, 3:20 PM
Your video is 30.00 fps
If it's progressive (MediaInfo didn't say), set your project to 30.00 fps progressive, not 29,97 or something else.
Use Best/Full preview, not Preview/Full.

If your video is interlaced, type in the project frame rate at exactly 60, leave the field order as progressive, set the deinterlace method to interpolate, turn event resampling off, and see if that's sharper.
If it is, that's the sharpest it's going to get.
CallumM wrote on 4/27/2013, 8:07 AM
Cheers, that solved it. I don't know whether the movie is progressive or interlaced but I tried the progressive option first and typed in the frame rate as exactly 30 and set full resolution rendered quality to best. My preview quality is already at best/full and preview size matching movie size. Going back to the project properties and swapping between the frame rates I can see the difference immediately. There was no preset for 30fps but at least I could type it in, and now save my new template.

PS. I'm so used to just going in to VMS and closing the welcome screen and setting my properties to what I want the output to be that I have overlooked the 'Match Media Settings' when opening a new project - that works (as well) !
musicvid10 wrote on 4/27/2013, 4:56 PM

"Match Media Settings" is a specific operation in Vegas, not by-guess, by-gosh. Search that exact term in the forum and you will find precise instructions for doing it.

UKharrie wrote on 4/27/2013, 5:59 PM
Still remember those early days using what is probably the best Video Editor "studio" version?

Well, it occurs to me that on (New) initial start-ups it would be helpful if there was an Intro feature - this could put newbies through a list of "Settings" - there being so many it hurts - by giving users ordinary plain Options doesn't helpsince you don't know what effect/consequences these selections confer.

It might be called "Fix my Settings" - what do others think?
However, please Sony, make the first selction apply to video-standards - NTSC or PAL.
musicvid10 wrote on 4/27/2013, 11:31 PM
The Interactive Tutorials have been right there on the toolbar since day one, and they are among the best I've seen.

Trouble is, nobody thinks they need to use them (cue Frank Sinatra singing, "I did it Myyyyy way . . .")
TroyTheTech wrote on 5/1/2013, 1:54 PM
Yes Har, I completely agree. There are so many great, powerful options and settings that this program is in dire need of some Video Tutorials, right at startup.

There is a competitor that does just this thing, I'm not saying their brand name, but their 'editing suite' has a popup with the option to see videos that show exactly how to use their filters and effects and settings, and exactly what the effect will be on the output. You can, of course, just click this screen away, but this "panel linking to videos/popup window" would be a great thing to see from Sony someday.

Vegas is a great editing tool and it would be sad to lose people/audience/customers over time because it is not 'noob-friendly' enough. Some of the people in the forums are bad enough already! haha
vkmast wrote on 5/1/2013, 2:14 PM
don't forget the context-sensitive help (the ?) feature in Vegas / MS. Also don't forget you see the effect on the output in the preview window as it happens and you can toggle it on/off. I've used too many PHD apps to want to go that way again.

>>> Some of the people in the forums are bad enough already<<<
I'd suggest you refrain from making this kind of 'jokes' in the future.