Is there ANY way to get QuickTime HD out of Vegas?

smhontz wrote on 2/7/2013, 2:21 PM
I know that Vegas and QT have had their difficulties, but this is driving me nuts.

I need to render to a Quicktime MP4 format for someone using a Mac. I have Vegas 12, build 394, and QuickTime 7.7.3. I also paid for the upgrade to QT Pro.

When I try rendering a part of my 1920x1080 29.97p project to QuickTime, whether it be Sorenson 3, or MPEG-4, or whatever, it renders to about 11-17% then blows Vegas out of the water.

So, figuring avi would be a universally-supported format, I rendered to an avi format in Vegas, and opened it in QT Player, hoping that since I have QT Pro, I can export it as QT MP4. It tells me AVI is not a supported format, and redirects me to the QuickTime components web page where there is nothing listed about AVI codecs.

How can I get from Vegas to a QT HD 1920x1080 MP4 file? Any suggestions?


danv wrote on 2/7/2013, 4:04 PM
My solution to this in the past, is to use Hd Link from Cineform, to convert my cineform avi to a cineform mov...also in 4-2-2 which will go well with Pro Res.

If you don't have it, you can get Cineform Neoscene for 30 days for free, and it can be a solution for you....the program is intuitive enough so that you can do what you need to, in less than 10 minutes of reading :-)
Spot|DSE wrote on 2/7/2013, 4:07 PM
I've just rendered to a QT packaged MP4 in V12/394, using QT7, no Pro.
Rendered to 6.5Mbps, Timeline quite short, only 4 mins. Have you tried various bitrates?
If the person the mac is going to be editing, you can also render to the XDCam formats, they'll be able to open and edit with virtually no loss (They'll need to install the free XDCAM plug,

musicvid10 wrote on 2/7/2013, 10:17 PM
Render an MP4 in Vegas using Sony AVC or Mainconcept AVC.
Should open fine in your friend's Mac. You can change the extension to MOV if you want, but it shouldn't make any difference.

Spot/DSE, nice to see you around here! It's been quite a while . . .

JohnnyRoy wrote on 2/8/2013, 6:04 AM
> "Render an MP4 in Vegas using Sony AVC or Mainconcept AVC....You can change the extension to MOV if you want, but it shouldn't make any difference."

This is pretty much the established workflow for Vegas Pro editors. Render to MainConcept AVC as MP4 and rename the extension to MOV and no one will be the wiser. Works every time. No one was ever reported that their customer has complained. The MP4 container is so close to the QuickTime container (one is a subset of the other) that no one can tell the difference once renamed.

rs170a wrote on 2/8/2013, 6:15 AM
+1 to what jr and musicvid said to do. I've done this numerous times and no one has ever complained.