Chapter 9

Show Your Stuff

You’ve labored over your audio and video, and now it’s time to deliver your latest masterpiece to the world. This chapter features tips for printing back to DV tape, rendering to a variety of formats including DVD, and preparing for web streaming.

Why Render?

As we pointed out earlier, Vegas Movie Studio uses project files, keeping the media separate. Therefore, to distribute the finished product, all the individual components—video, stills, titles, graphics, and sound—need to be rendered or compiled together as one finished video file. This is similar to baking a cake after you’ve compiled all the ingredients into the mixing bowl.

Rendering is a non-real-time process, sometimes faster but potentially significantly ...

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