first of all, I doubt there's a "best" method, second thing: there's no easy method.
What I usually do is not getting .mkv files.
but that's not the case here, so let's get working!
what I got and do is the following:
1) I have the following programs:
2) use the AvsPmod to make a script for the MKV, this will be the biggest problem because of MKV being MKV
DirectShowSource("C:\filepath.mkv") or ffvideosource("C:\filepath.mkv") should work,
unless it's not supported, then you need to load a plugin first and that's just hell getting the right plugin
to load a plugin use LoadPlugin("C:\filepath.dll") before the source line
3) save the script.
4) load the script with VirtualDub
5) use the "Save as AVI..." option under the File menu.
6) if the output video isn't good, play around with the options under the Video menu.
for my editing programs I use the compression Intel IYUV-codec 'i420', and the 'Fast recompress' option
let me be clear, I almost never get what I want out of it.
I clean the footage with my editing programs so no one ever notices...
I hope this helps, but try to avoid MKVs from now on ^^;
The best of luck with editing!
I would first recommend that you convert the videos to lossless AVIs to work with, but you can technically recontainer the footage to work with as well. It really depends on your version of Vegas as the newer ones can accept h264 MP4 files, which would allow you to simply recontainer the footage and it would work in Vegas. If your version does NOT support h264, then you will need to convert the footage to AVI using a lossless codec.lnich13 wrote:So a simple question, what codec or format should i use for SonyVegas?
I was origionaly using MKV files (Took the subtitles out using mkvtoolnix), but sonyvegas doesnt like them.
So i converted them (using anyvideoconverter) into AVI files, but SonyVegas still doesnt like them.
DivX and XviD are lossy codecs, they are both old, outdated, and destroy the detail. Lagarith is a good lossless codec to use, but huffyuv rather outdated. Another good option for lossless encoding is Ut Codec.lnich13 wrote:I heard i could download the Divx codec to fix this, but should i?
I read online that Xvid is a "bad" codec, and i should use lagarith or huffyuv..
So i was just wondering, does it make that much diffrence in the end?..
Again, I recommended that you convert to lossless AVIs to work with, but if you would like to try working directly from the existing h264 footage then here is a guide on recontainering.lnich13 wrote:Could anyone please tell me how to get from my [BD 720p AAC] mkv files, to a file i can edit with, and still obtain a high definition result? (the highest definition you should use for youtube i guess. )
Sorry for the very sloppy question,
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