Hello all! I am thinking about buying VEGAS DVD Architect OR VEGAS Movie Studio 15 Suite (compatibility reasons) but before I do, I need to know something. It's imperative that I be able to burn NTSC, SD, 720X480 videos at NO HIGHER than 5Mps (4Mps preferred) on Blu-Ray discs. That is what many of my projects original files are (some are extensions .vob, some are m2ts, some are mpg) and are all around 11 hours long and 20GB in size each.
I bought Cyberlink PowerDirector a few years ago but the lowest it will allow is 8Mps causing my files jump to high in size. My projects look great, burns with no issues, but 8Mps forces me to use 50GB discs which costs double the price as 25GB. So I tried Nero. It allows 4Mps but I always get some kind of resulting issue (and cant customize the menu/chapter screen as much as I would like). So looks like i'll be requesting a refund from them.
I have SD BDs someone else made (I wish I knew what software they used) with menu and chapter screens where all files are 4Mps so know it can be done. So will VEGAS DVD Architect allow 720X480 NTSC at 4Mps (and audio at 2.0 to help keep file size the same)??? It's ok if the final output on disc is M2TS (although that wont play on XBOXs), but ideally an mp4 option as well (so it will play on XBOX)?? ....oh yea.... and ill need it to be able to make 30-40 chapters (so about 6 or more corresponding chapter screens with 3-6 thumbnails each).