I got Sony Vegas 7 when my Dad bought a HD camera, and I have found it a very useful tool, especially when making videos for youtube.

I made this tutorial on how to make a video using the programme as a bit of an experiment. It’s a nice change from Source SDK tutorials and this video would actually help my MUM if she wasn’t better at using this programme than I was. However, I’m sure there are plenty of other Mums out there who need helping when it comes to putting holiday clips on the internet- as well as thousands of people trying to make the next big computer game movie.

This tutorial only shows the basics, I don’t like to over complicate tutorials, especially when people are finding a programme intimidating enough to use in the first place. I may make more, depending on how this video is received.


256 kbps – renders at 320 x 240, it’s also fuzzy and blocky, but will be fine for normal camera footage. Sound is also slightly muffled. But you can make a 10 minutes film about 10 mb in size, so it’s useful.

512 kbps – Double the size of 256 kbps, but it’s slightly sharper and the sound is much clearer.

3 mbps – 6 times larger than 512 kbps, but the quality is far better. It’s actually clearer than television footage, and I would recommend it for computer game recordings and HD footage when you’re not really that bothered with the quality.

4.2 / 5 / 6 mbps – 1280 x 720 resolution, also known as 720p, also used with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games. It’s not the highest resolution in the world, but for youtube I doubt that anybody would benefit from any higher, as recording and displaying at higher resolutions leads to slowdown. 1280 x 720 is clear enough to show HD footage and tutorials like this one.

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