I can't render to DVD widescreen mpeg2 in V12.

Laurence wrote on 10/17/2012, 1:38 PM
I don't know if it is just me, but I can't do a DVD mpeg2 render from HD in V12, at least not in my current project. The HD project is 1920x1080 and it hangs at the 14th frame of a XDCAM .mp4 mpeg2 clip (which should be one of the easiest formats for Vegas to deal with). I am currently rendering out a Cineform master to then rerender down into the DVD template mpeg2. Frustrating.


musicvid10 wrote on 10/17/2012, 7:17 PM
Sounds like it may be hanging exactly at the end of the first GOP?

Don't know if it might be an index error, but you could try smart-rendering the original clip and using that in its place.
JBird wrote on 10/18/2012, 3:54 PM
I, too, get crashes when rendering to DVD Architect DVD file (720x480) in Vegas 12. My source files are all Sony HDV (1440x1080) I can get it rendered, sometimes with no problem, but sometimes Vegas will crash during the render & it may take 3 or 4 tries to get the project to render. I never have a problem rendering to a Blu-Ray file... only DVD.
If I use Nu-Blu titler, I get stuck on a frame with a title on it (different frame every time) when I render to DVD. No problems when rendering to Blu-Ray.
I wander if Vegas 12 has a problem withe DVD's. I never had this problem in version 10.
JBird wrote on 10/18/2012, 4:00 PM
Almost forgot. My crashes are only when going to DVD WS. I recently did 2 weddings which were recorded on 4x3 ascpect 720x480 DV cam. I rendered those to DVD with no problems. I did not try to use Nu-Blu Titler 2.0 on these projects. Since the titler always gives me problems, I only (occasionally) try using it after I have finished a project if I have a little time. For projects I must get finished, I use Sony Legacy & Sony Pro titlers. No problems with those.
Ros wrote on 12/12/2012, 6:01 PM
I just ran into this problem, footage is from a Sony EX1.

If I render one event from the timeline shot at 1920 x 1080 23.976fps, V12 will stall at 0% upon rendering to 720 x 480 widescreen.

But an event shot at 29.97fps will render fine to 720 x 480 widescreen.

I managed to copy paste my project in V11 and it rendered fine with the 23.976 events.
I guess this is a bug.
widescreenJohn wrote on 5/14/2013, 1:26 PM
Unfortunately, this problem still exists even though it's over six months from the start of this thread. I'm also trying to render a rather complex project that renders just fine to 1080i AVC; but every time I try to render it to widescreen DVD MPEG-2 for import into DVD Architect, it stutters really slowly for a while then kills the entire program.

I might as well submit a bug report to Sony, seeing as how they apparently do not follow these forums. I'm glad that I still have 11 installed, but it's a really complex project so I'll probably have to use 11 to re-render the AVC file.
Marco. wrote on 5/14/2013, 1:37 PM
Though it does not sound to be related to this problem you should re-try rendering after having deselected Long GOP Render in Options/Preferences/General. It often helped in similar cases.
FilmingPhotoGuy wrote on 5/14/2013, 3:14 PM
What I do is make your project 1280x720. This size scales near perfectly to 720x576 widescreen.
Chienworks wrote on 5/14/2013, 3:41 PM
I generally set my project properties to SD Widescreen for this sort of thing. Then the project doesn't even have to scale.