I’ve had a lot of trouble rendering decent quality videos to a 16×9 ratio (for YouTube) in Sony Vegas Pro 10. Here is everything I did to achieve reasonable results.
I have a suspicion that the difficulties I encountered last night might – might – have been caused by importing 2 .avi files and stringing them together with one .mp4 file. Anyway,
the following was what I had posted a few months ago, and, it did not work last night – I spent 6 hours trying to output an .avi file to 16×9!:
- With my webcam I recorded a video with a 16×9 ratio.
- Since I’d used Linux, I had to convert an .mkv file to .avi format.
- I chose to use the Xvid format for a small file.
- I then used Xillisoft Ultimate Video Converter to convert the .avi file to an mp4 – as I recall, I used the General Video menu (not an mp4 encoded for YouTube, etc.)
- I imported the .mp4 to Sony Vegas and used the options described in the following three graphics (NOTE: I then imported to Camtasia 7 and chose the HD output with default aspect ratio):