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Restarting my vidding again

Hey everyone I hope I can get some help and advice from you all.

So I haven't vidded in around 3 years. So everything I used back then is gone programme wise which I used as I dont own the same computer anymore and cause it's been such a long time away from the community.

Can I get some suggestions of programmes of editing software and any other ripping converting programmes I could use and possible places of sourcing them from. As it's been such a long a time I'm rather out of touch.

I have a macbook if that makes any difference on what I can use. Last time I had windows and I assume there is some differences.

Thanks in advance to get me back on the vidding road I have missed it a lot.

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Sony Vegas versions.

I've been using Sony Vegas 7 (which I believe is a much earlier 'Pro' version), but I am looking to buy a version for my personal use. I have a friend visiting America this week who is happy to purchase me a copy of the software while there. The prices here are prohibitive here in Australia.

I mostly make fan vids or play with silly footage of my friends etc. Nothing professional.

If I buy Imagination Studio 4 (which contains Movie Studio Platinum 12 as the main editing software), will I likely be missing out on features I'm used to using in Sony Vegas 7?

In particular, are you at all limited to a certain number of tracks with Imagination Studio 4 or can you use an unlimited number of tracks? I seem to remember this being pointed out as a big difference between the pro and other versions of Vegas back in the day.

Any help hugely appreciated. The website isn't all that helpful.
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I'm trying to convert VOB files I ripped using DVD Shrink to MPG. When I do, I get these annoying lines (see below).  I've tried converting to mpg 1 and 2. I've tried NTSC and Pal. I even tried converting to AVI first... I get the same thing. The VOB file looks great, but nothing I try to convert it to. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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I vid with Final Cut Pro, and most of my vidding thus far has been with NTSC DVDs, which I rip to my computer and then use MPEG Streamclip to convert clips to mov. I use the Apple DV/DVCPRO NTSC codec for my clips, but I'm starting to wonder if there's something else that would work better. In particular, I've had some issues with non-square pixels in my final export, especially when the source's frame aspect ratio is 16:9 (it doesn't seem to happen in 4:3). My understanding is that the DV codec doesn't use square pixels, and I'm wondering if there's a good, high quality editing codec that works well for NTSC DVDs that does use square pixels, so I can just nip the issue in the bud.

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In addition to video editing, I occasionally use Sony Vegas to edit audio too. I am wondering if it is possible to export/render a multi-track file to a format in which the multiple tracks are maintained. This is available in Audacity as "export to multiple tracks," but I cannot seem to find anything in Vegas.