Most Efficient Video CODEC for Vegas Pro 17?

aboammar wrote on 5/21/2020, 6:16 PM

What is the most efficient video CODEC for Vegas Pro 17? One that requires the least processing power and playback super smooth with multiple tracks.

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Marco. wrote on 5/21/2020, 6:35 PM

Among the HD codecs? XDCAM HD/EX.

Musicvid wrote on 5/21/2020, 6:55 PM

Among the HD codecs? XDCAM HD/EX.

Beat me to it.

As I'm sure @aboammar

knows, the tradeoff for all that speed and efficiency is larger files.

michael-harrison wrote on 5/21/2020, 9:33 PM

I thought I'd try this to see what I could see and ran into an issue where audio exported using this target becomes choppy and unusable?
I did a quick search of the forum but didn't come across any discussions on this.
Any of you seen this happen with XDCAM?

Musicvid wrote on 5/21/2020, 9:38 PM

What audio? Exported where? Got a sample? You know the drill.

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/faq-how-to-post-mediainfo-and-vegas-pro-file-properties--104561/

@michael-harrison

I've used this workflow for audio mixes and dailies for 18 years and have never seen a report like yours.

michael-harrison wrote on 5/21/2020, 10:42 PM

@Musicvid Never mind, I had my default player set to VLC and apparently it doesn't like PCM format audio in an MP4 container. Everything else plays it just fine

aboammar wrote on 5/22/2020, 3:24 PM

Among the HD codecs? XDCAM HD/EX.

Thanks​​​​​​ @Marco.

I have 18 files and I intend to use Prism Plus v6.35 (NCH Software) to convert the video files, but I can't find XDCAM HD/EX in output formats! What should I do?

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Musicvid wrote on 5/22/2020, 3:46 PM

Copy the properties of xdcamEX and make an mpeg-2 or mts file in NCH?

They are not a secret.

3POINT wrote on 5/22/2020, 3:56 PM

Among the HD codecs? XDCAM HD/EX.


+1 I use it quite a lot (pre render and test render), unfortunately it has no 1080p50.

wwaag wrote on 5/22/2020, 4:04 PM

You could try the ImportAssist tool in HappyOtterScripts that easily renders Mpeg-2 up to 3840x2160 at 50 or 60fps.

aboammar wrote on 5/22/2020, 7:08 PM

Copy the properties of xdcamEX and make an mpeg-2 or mts file in NCH?

They are not a secret.

Never thought about that.. Thanks man.

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System Drive: 1TB M.2 (2500MB/s)

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aboammar wrote on 5/22/2020, 7:09 PM

You could try the ImportAssist tool in HappyOtterScripts that easily renders Mpeg-2 up to 3840x2160 at 50 or 60fps.

HappyOtterScripts dose not display correctly in 4K monitors that is why I don't use it.

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System Drive: 1TB M.2 (2500MB/s)

Working Drive: 1TB M.2 (2500MB/s)

Storage Drive: 3GB SSD (500MB/s)

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wwaag wrote on 5/23/2020, 6:18 PM

@aboammar

Just uploaded a new build (1.0.2.31) which now has 4K monitor support if you want to try it again. One of my beta testers uses a 4K monitor and from his feedback I was able to make changes to the UI to his satisfaction. Since HOS is no longer in beta, there is a 30 day trial. If you do try it, I would appreciate any comments concerning its suitability for 4K that you might have.

aboammar wrote on 5/25/2020, 3:00 PM

@aboammar

Just uploaded a new build (1.0.2.31) which now has 4K monitor support if you want to try it again. One of my beta testers uses a 4K monitor and from his feedback I was able to make changes to the UI to his satisfaction. Since HOS is no longer in beta, there is a 30 day trial. If you do try it, I would appreciate any comments concerning its suitability for 4K that you might have.

@wwaag Sure, I will give it a try since it supports high DPI mode. Would you please provide a download link for the trial?

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Working Drive: 1TB M.2 (2500MB/s)

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Alex-Pitel wrote on 5/25/2020, 3:18 PM

If you need multicam editing - use Proxy (I make 640x360 mpeg2 proxies for 6 cams). Also I tried HAP codec - fast for working but slow for encoding. Than render with the original files. Replacing proxys very easy with Vegasaur also.

wwaag wrote on 5/25/2020, 3:20 PM

Here's a link https://tools4vegas.com/trial/

Be advised that the dialogs for UHD are still not "perfect", although they should be usable. There is no option for adjusting the specific dpi you are using, but rather there's a button on each dialog which controls font size which seems to work reasonably well. I'm in the process of finally getting a UHD monitor, so hopefully any remaining bugs will be taken care of in the next build. Let me know if you experience problems.