VP13 vs PPro Render quality - Whoa!

Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:27 pm

Just finished a project for a client and having edited it in PPro CS6 at the time, I thought the final render looked soft/mushy. No matter what I did, it never looked quite right. Having read the discussion on the Handbrake script integration with VP13, I setup the one timeline and saved it so it could be imported into Vegas Pro 13 v428. Once I added the title graphics, denoise and transitions, I rendered out the VP13 timeline using the Handbrake script integration.

The image quality is night and day! The project rendered from Vegas Pro using the Handbrake script is far and away better looking to my eyes.

If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.

I'm still picking my jaw up off the ground at what I have witnessed with my own 2 eyes.

After having purchased an NVidia GTX 660ti to work with PPro CS6 in December thinking it was a "better" platform for editing, I'm now regretting not having given VP a chance to prove itself with a Radeon card. Can't afford the latest R9 290x cards, so what would the next best thing be? Radeon 6970? I"m sure @OldSmoke or @BruceUSA can hopefully chime in on this last part.

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Christine Pane
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Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:28 pm

I had a HD6970 and it is pretty good card and fully supported in Vegas. I am not sure if the HD7950 still works or has the same issue as the R9 290 with MC AVC and Sony AVC.
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Penny Flame
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Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:04 pm

@OldSmoke - 99% of my work is delivered as MP4's to the production houses I work with for web delivery so I'm using the Handbrake script to render out those final edits. Having said that - will a Radeon card improve timeline playback performance or is it purely for the MC AVC and SONY AVC rendering issues?

Also - does Handbrake make use of a GPU when rendering?
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Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:17 pm

It does improve timeline performance and it will be used for frame serving to HB too. Frame serving is basically timeline playback frame by frame handed over to HB. Ever since we have aworking frame serving to HB I also didnt care much about MC AVC and Sony AVC and switched from Nvidia to AMD.
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Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:25 pm


HD6970 is over all best choice for you really. Vegas Pro love HD6970, it works on everything and everything and fast. If you care about MP4 rendering in Vegas and very good timeline performance. HD6970 is the one to get.
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Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:28 pm

@BruceUSA - I've found a new Sapphire Radeon 6970 on ebay here: http://is.gd/xNqBkR

I know nothing about the brand but the price is doable for me - any thoughts?

I would be installing the card on my x58 workstation running an x5670 hex core Xeon processor with 24GB Triple Channel RAM - I'm thinking this combined with the Radeon card would see an uptick in timeline/rendering performance???
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Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:48 pm

Brand are really not matter. As a matter of preference. This card now a day should be under $120 used. When I had mine, Sapphire HD6970, this card are 11.5 inch long, be sure your case is big enough for it. Believe me, you will be very please with this card.
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Post » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:01 pm

If there is scaling or deinterlace going on I definitely think it will look better from HB.
The encoders themselves are indistinguishable above 10 Mbps.

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