Vegas Pro 15 Tutorial: Best YouTube 1080p Render Settings

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I’d like to show you the best render settings I’ve found for creating YouTube 1080p videos using Sony Vegas Pro 15.

As of writing, these instructions also work in later versions of Vegas Pro.

If you’ve ever wanted to export a video from Sony Vegas but you’re unsure which quality and format settings to pick, it can be a little daunting unless you know what you’re doing. So please follow closely and lets get started.

Our Selection

First of all, make sure that the video you want to render has been highlighted on the timeline. I’m using a colour gradient inside a video track.

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Click on the settings icon in the top left corner of the preview area.

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The best starting template is going to be HD 1080-60i (1920x1080, 29.970 fps).

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From here I would change the framerate to 60fps. The closest available option is 59.940 (Double NTSC) however you can manually type in the number 60.000 as an override.

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Next up, make sure that the Full-resolution render quality is set to Best. Motion blue should be set to Gaussian. Deinterlace method should be configured for Blend Fields and Resample mode should be on Disable resample.

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When you’re happy with the settings, type in a name for your new template and hit the Save Template button.

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Rendering With Our New Settings

Making sure that our video is still highlighted in the timeline. Click on File and then Render As.

Now choose Sony AVC/MVC > Internet 1920x1080-30p. With that highlighted, click on Customise Template.

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Now set the framerate to 60 fps.

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And finally under the Project tab, set the Video rendering quality to Best.

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When you’re ready, give the rendering template a meaningful name like YouTube Render 60fps Template. Click on the save button then the okay button.

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Now click on Render to begin your first render with the new settings.

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Congratulations, should should now be rendering your video.

I hope this guide has been useful. Any questions, be sure to leave a comment on my YouTube video.

Final Notes

Always remember that some quality will be lost when importing the video in to YouTube.

This is because YouTube uses compression to minimise file size for easier storage and delivery over the internet. Simply put, it helps videos to stream smoother over the internet.

Unfortunately we have zero control over how much compression is applied to our videos by YouTube.

Article Categories: # sony-vegas # youtube # tutorial
Date Published: Sep 19, 2020


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