DVD Authoring with Vegas Movie Studio HD

DVD authoring is basically making a DVD video that is able to play in a normal DVD player. The software that is used for DVD authoring needs to be according to the specifications that are set by the DVD Forum. The process of DVD authoring is much different from MPEG encoding. The following shows you how you can create a DVD video that is capable of playing in the DVD player.

Step 1: Select Burn DVD

Once you have completed your project, then it is time to save it. There are various formats in which you can save the project. The first thing that you need to do is to click on the “Burn to DVD” button and then click next.

Step 2: Render Parameters

Once you click on next, a window with render parameters is going to appear. The window has various menus. The first thing that you will see is the Video format and then the audio format. On the right hand side of the dialogue window, you will see an estimated size portal. Under drive parameters, there are options of Burn drive and Burn speed. You also have the option of ejecting once you are done burning the disc.

Step 3: Input the Parameters

You will need to know the kinds of video formats that your DVD supports. The DVD Architect Studio software is able to support the modern video and audio formats like MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVCHD and AVI. These kinds of settings will enable you to make other Blue-ray disc projects that can play on almost every DVD player. Under the Video format, input the normal formats supported by normal DVDs. Under the Audio format, select 48,000 Hz, 16Bit, Stereo and PCM.

Under Drive parameters, select the location where you want to save the file under Burn drive and select the Burn speed. It is advisable to select the lowest speed so that you do not compromise the quality of the video. Check on “Eject when Done” and click on OK.

Step 4: Preview

If you want to preview your file, click on the preview option. This will give you an opportunity to have a look at your project on a small screen within the software, which comes with a fully functional virtual remote control. The buttons on the remote control are to be used for navigating and playing the project. If you are satisfied, click on OK.

Step 5: Render

When you are okay with the preview, you can then click on the render parameters, and the project will begin rendering in the hard drive that you selected. Once the project is complete, it will eject itself from the DVD drive on your computer (if you have selected the option earlier). It is advisable to test the DVD on any DVD player to see if the movie is going to play.