How to Render YouTube-Capable 720p HD Videos in Sony Vegas
Welcome to my tutorial on rendering or exporting videos in 720p high definition that you can upload to YouTube.
[NOTE: Entire tutorial is available in video format at the bottom of this article]<br />
<li>Sony Vegas HD video editing software - <a href="http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegassoftware">http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegassoftware</a></li>
<li>K-Lite Video Codec pack - <a href="http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_full.htm">http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_full.htm</a> (install this codec pack after you've installed Sony Vegas and before you begin editing your video)</li>
<li>Video file(s) you wish to edit</li></ul>
Once you have Sony Vegas installed and the codec pack installed, open Sony Vegas. You will have an empty project window similar to this one:
<img src="d3m0l1sh3r.jpg" /><br />
Now find your video files and drag them into the Project Media tab in Sony Vegas.
<img src="d3m0l1sh3r_0.jpg" />
Next, drag all of your videos onto the video timeline at the bottom of the Sony Vegas window and align them in the correct order.
<img src="d3m0l1sh3r_1.jpg" /><br />
Next, right-click all of the video files on your timeline, go to "Switches," and uncheck "Maintain Aspect Ratio" and click "Disable Resample." Your "Switches" menu should look like below.
<img src="d3m0l1sh3r_2.jpg" /><br />
Last step of the editing process! Next, drag the yellow triangle <img src="d3m0l1sh3r_3.jpg" /> at the top-left corner of your video triangle all the way to the end of your video clips. This tells Vegas to only render that much of the timeline.
Click File -> Render As... and type in your final video name and choose the location you wish to save it to, but do NOT click Save yet!
Click the drop-down menu next to "Save as type" and select "MainConcept AVC/AAC (*.mp4)".
Next, click the "Custom" button, next to the "Template" drop-down menu.
For each tab in this window, make your setting match exactly how they do in the pictures.
<img src="d3m0l1sh3r_4.jpg" /><br />
<img src="d3m0l1sh3r_5.jpg" /><br />
<img src="d3m0l1sh3r_6.jpg" /><br />
Finally, type in a template name, next to "Template:" at the top, like "YouTube 720p HD" and click the save icon. This saves your template for future use. Then click OK at the bottom.
Back at the Render As menu, make sure the template you just made is selected, and click save.
Depending on the length of your video and the speed of your computer, this can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours to complete, so make sure your computer stays awake and has power to complete this job.
Once it's done, Ta-Da! You have a YouTube-ready HD video ready for you to upload and share! (Or to FaceBook, or other popular sites, as well.)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it was helpful.
Here's a video tutorial for further aid, however it also includes information for recording PC video games as well.
<utube src="YFbuFM2HH3w">Adam Taylor, D3M0L1SH3R
on Jul 10, 2011 | Sony Vegas Pro 9 Full Version for PC...