I have beautiful footage from my Canon C100 - but when I put it into Vegas and output it, looks crappy. why? saturation gone, looks dull and not sharp, contrast and sharpness all fail - what am i doing wrong?
...and how about including your computer specs... Your User Profile is empty.
@Adis-a good catch on the Preview settings. I wonder if the user has the hardware to play at a higher preview resolution. And not being able to say what profile in the camera they are using is telling....
OK, the preview thing was changed to best - wonderful, thanks for that. Also, re-sampling was shut off, again thank you. I still have an un-smooth pan from the automated slider - fine in camera, video appears to be stammering / un-even in the movement - any ideas for that correction?
You have to provide far more information than you have given. Several forum members have suggested what to provide. Read @Dexcon reply above. Provide all the information in specifics. Then maybe we can get to something that is workable for you.
Without knowing the specifics (not generalities) of your computer hardware, not knowing specifically what type of video you are editing, we will be playing "20 questions", guessing.
Also download MediaInfo, run it, drag your video on top of it and choose View>Tree. Give a screenshot of it and add it to your reply.
If you have an "older" computer, you can't expect the performance to be any different. Giving the megahertz on the processor does not give any real information as to the make and model. You can have a single core, dual core, quad core, hexacore, etc. processor. Each is different.