Where Are Sony Vegas Render Templates Stored?

You might be looking for Sony Vegas presets. Those are stored in the registry and should be copied with the Preset Manager, a free download from Sony.

The render templates, however, in version 9.0, are stored in the file system:

C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Sony\Render Templates

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Published in: on November 13, 2010 at 8:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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Remove Black Frames From End of Looped DVD Architect Background Video

You’ve created a video that seamlessly loops from the end to the beginning and you want to use it for your menu background in DVD Architect.

But, when you add the video as the background video to your menu in DVD Architect, you discover that there’s a black frame or 2 at the end of your video. This showed up as an annoying black flash when you previewed the menu. At first, you thought maybe it was a playback issue. But, then you zoomed in on the video in DVD Architect and verified that there really is a black frame.

You go back to Sony Vegas and verify that loop point was set properly. It was.

Perhaps your audio was longer then the video and that forced the video to “stretch.” Nope. Your audio is exactly the same length as the video. That’s not it.

How do you fix it? You can’t leave it this way with the black frame. Why go the effort to make a looping menu background if you have to put up with a black frame at the end? Surely you don’t have to fade to black at the end just to get around this annoying behavior? That would be absurd.

The solution is to manually set the length of the menu background video in DVD Architect. Specifically, you need to make it a little shorter.
Menu length

In the example here, the menu length is 4:11:520. This is the value DVD Architect assigned to the menu when you added the video as the menu background. If you make the menu length just a little shorter, say 4:11.500, the black frame goes away and the video loops perfectly.

Sony Vegas Template for Sony Walkman

So, you just got your sweet Sony Video Walkman, and you want to put your own videos on it. Of course you do. That’s why you bought it.

Sony Video Walkman

But what video format does the Walkman like? If you tried dragging a couples files over, you’ve discovered its very picky. And the included documentation isn’t very forthcoming. Let me save you hours of frustration.

Sony Vegas includes templates for Sony WALKMAN® and Apple iPod®. If you are a Sony Vegas user, use these templates. If you use another video editor, you should be able to glean the proper settings from the specifications (please post solutions for other video editors).

Vegas 7

To create a video for playback on a Sony Video Walkman using Sony Vegas 7, set your profile to 320×240, progressive, pixel aspect 1.000, 29.97 frames per second

Use the MainConcept AVC/AAC (.mp4) – Apple Ipod 320×240 template for rendering.

Published in: on March 8, 2009 at 4:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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