Is this template correct?

riu wrote on 2/23/2020, 7:26 AM

Hi, I have some old videos to edit and render with Vegas. It is only for viewing on my computer.

This is the mediainfo:

Format                      : MPEG-PS
File size                   : 885 MiB
Duration                    : 14 min 59 s
Overall bit rate mode       : Variable
Overall bit rate            : 8 254 kb/s

ID                          : 224 (0xE0)
Format                      : MPEG Video
Format version              : Version 2
Format profile              : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP       : No
Format settings, Matrix     : Default
Format settings, GOP        : N=15
Duration                    : 14 min 58 s
Bit rate mode               : Variable
Bit rate                    : 7 962 kb/s
Maximum bit rate            : 9 800 kb/s
Width                       : 720 pixels
Height                      : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio        : 4:3
Frame rate                  : 25.000 FPS
Standard                    : PAL
Color space                 : YUV
Chroma subsampling          : 4:2:0
Bit depth                   : 8 bits
Scan type                   : Progressive
Compression mode            : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)          : 0.768
Time code of first frame    : 00:00:00:00
Time code source            : Group of pictures header
GOP, Open/Closed            : Open
Stream size                 : 853 MiB (96%)


And this is two templates created by me.


I am looking for the highest possible quality regardless of the final file size.

Do you think it is correct or should I modify it?




fr0sty wrote on 2/23/2020, 10:20 AM

If you're storing them for later editing in Vegas, use Magix Intermediate.

Otherwise, I'm thinking that rendering to MP4 instead of AVI using either Magix AVC or using Happy Otter Scripts' "Render +" (HOS can be found at, highly recommended) or Voukoder (another great Vegas encoder plugin, both use ffmpeg) to render a X264 MP4 file would work better for you, as many players can play x264, but not many can play it in an AVI wrapper. MP4 is better for compatibility.

Musicvid wrote on 2/23/2020, 10:52 AM

I am looking for the highest possible quality regardless of the final file size.

That is accomplished by smart rendering your MPEG-2 in Vegas. It will take a little trial and error.

The critical settings that must be matched in Mainconcept are -- dimensions, frame rate, PAR, field order, maximum bitrate, average bitrate. I set minimum bitrate at 2,000,000 for clean shadows and fades.

Set these exactly the same in your custom render properties as your media properties and it will most likely work. There must be no fx on the timeline, And two-pass will not work.

riu wrote on 2/23/2020, 12:00 PM

Can something like that be optimal?



I am looking for the highest quality to see on my computer regardless of the final size. But I am very new to the program and I don't want complications. Doing simple things for you is difficult for me.
If someone is friendly and can give me a screenshot with the perfect template it would be a great help.

fr0sty wrote on 2/23/2020, 3:20 PM

That will work. The part that says AMD VCE, you may get higher quality results setting that to Mainconcept.

riu wrote on 2/24/2020, 8:23 AM

maybe this option?

Or is this another?