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10-08-2011, 09:50 AM
I stream our hockey games from our Tricaster studio. I am very happy with our product.

I also RECORD LIVE OUTPUT using the MPEG-2 Studio Profile. I transfer this file to my desktop computer, edit with Sony Vegas Pro and then generate a DVD for broadcasting on our local cable channel. I find using a dual-layer DVD allows me to create a high quality (but SD) DVD.

My question is, in Sony Vegas Pro, when initiating a NEW project I can opt for one of two Pixel Aspect ratios. Does anyone know which is the one I should select; square or .9091 (NTSC DV) ?



10-08-2011, 12:57 PM
Square is for when your final product is a video for the web, but when making a DVD you should use .9091 (NTSC DV), since that is what the MPEG2 Stream on the DVD will be when it is burnt, and NTSC is what your local channel *must* broadcast when broadcasting SD. Plus, the MPEG2 recordings on the Tricaster (IIRK) is .9091 when recording 4:3 SD, so since both your input and output use non-square pixels, edit in .9091 to preserve quality.

Short answer: use .9091 (NTSC DV) in Vegas when making DVDs

10-08-2011, 01:54 PM
Thank you , targeted answer I was looking for.