I'm using Vegas to create a file to export to video. Everything looks great; the only problem is that Vegas doesn't play every frame while running, so I can't just hit 'record' on the video recorder and do it that way.
Is there a common way to do this type of thing? Should I be exporting it as some type of file for NTSC and then play that?
You don't mention how you're going from the computer to the VCR. Generally you would use the Print to Tape function to output the video through firewire as a DV signal. If you're recording on a DV camera or VCR then you can connect a firewire cable directly to the recorder. If you're recording on an analog VCR you'll need an external DV -> A/V converter such as the Canopus ADVC-100.
I'm running through Director's cut (a Firewire/TV interface). It's working out well though...I didn't do the 'print to tape' function and I was concerned about vegas dropping frames while I was previewing it in the working environment.