Thank you in advance to anybody that can help me out with this. I have been doing Youtube for about a year now and I want to take my video quality to the next level. I have recently solved my audio problem. I ended up getting a Rode PSA1 studio arm, radius shock mount and pop filter for my blue yeti microphone.
I make videos on my xbox 360 and have a hauppaguge hd pvr 2 as my recording device. I edit with Sony Vegas 12 (64 Bit) and my Laptop specs are
Toshiba Satellite P775 (Windows 7)
Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-2630QM CPU @2.00GHz
Installed Memory: 6.00 GB
System Type: 64-Bit Operating System
I can also list the Product ID as well if necessary.
I feel I should also list this as well. In my system settings for my Xbox 360 it displays 1080i and that is what I have been using. I heard that is mistake but my Xbox 360 1080p is greyed out and I can not use it but I can use 720p. On YouTube I have been uploading in 1080p.
I am not knowledgeable for what all of my settings should be and I am trying to learn, so any personal advice or links to learn more would be greatly appreciated.
I am trying to figure out...
1. How to get my Xbox 360 to be in 1080p
2. Settings for my hauppauge hd pvr 2 for when it records
3. Sony Vegas settings for the project itself (and if I should use any color settings, brightness, sharpness etc)
4. And Rendering settings so I can upload better to YouTube.
It should also be noted I upload cod videos as well so if I need to change the settings for that as well between ghosts and black ops 2, feel free to let me know.
Thanks so much for helping guys, I know this is asking a lot but I'm not sure on how to get the quality of my videos better or where to go to learn them.
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1. If memory serves, Xbox 360 games are all 720p - so it wouldn't be able to be upscaled.
2. Can't help you there, I don't personally own an HDPVR - merely know which ones others recommend and why.
3. Most common 'wrong' setting, is forgetting to turn Deinterlace Method to "none" (there are other settings you can tweak, but its situational). Another thing people often overlook, is forgetting to right click on their video track (you have to do this with every video) - and click "Switches > Disable Resample" (Sony defaults to "smart resample" when you don't do this, which can result in echoes in video game footage, which you don't want)
4. most people use either .mp4 or .wmv appropriate to the file they're creating. Generally you're gonna want to render to the appropriate resolution and bitrate format for your project, and make sure it's a "progressive" video file, not an interlaced (you can tell because some will say "30p" or "30i", you want to choose the p.) - this is due to how youtube translates the video.
So to get you Xbox to be 1080p, make sure that the monitor or tv that you use can go up to 1080p. next make sure that you are using two HDMI chords to connect you xbox to HDPVR and your HDPVR to the monitor. Then if you go to the Xbox settings and go to the video/tv settings (I forgot which one) and there should be a setting for video quality.
As far as what settings you should use for the Hauppauge, it should be just about right when you first start recording with it. You may need to change some of the color and brightness settings to what you like but it isn't necessary.
I am still fairly new to Sony Vegas myself... but pretty much you could use the software that came with the Hauppauge and that would be much easier to start off with.
With rendering, it's all up to what you want. not exactly sure why you are asking about rendering.
Hope this helps.
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