Exporting a Movie to a PSP™

 Tools Menu

Do you want to be able to fit your movie in the palm of your hand?

From the Tools menu, choose  Export to PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) to convert your project to Sony AVC (*.mp4) format and transfer it to a USB-connected PSP™ system.

Vegas Pro note Export to PSP™  (PlayStation®Portable)Notes:

  • PSP™ firmware version 2.0 or later is required to use this feature. To check your firmware version, choose Settings > System Settings > System Information on the PSP™ system. For the latest firmware, go to http://us.playstation.com (in the United States) or http://www.playstation.com (outside the United States).

  • Full-screen and high-bit-rate rendering templates require the latest PSP™ firmware for playback.

  • If you’re using high-resolution video, choose Best from the Full-resolution rendering quality drop-down list on the Video tab of the Project Properties dialog before exporting your movie to prevent resizing artifacts.

  1. Click in the timeline to position your cursor on the frame you want to use to represent your movie. This image will be displayed as a thumbnail on the PSP™ navigation system.

  2. Connect the USB cable and AC adapter to the PSP™ system and place it in USB mode.

  3. From the Tools menu, choose Export to PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable). The Export to PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) dialog is displayed.

Vegas Pro idea Export to PSP™  (PlayStation®Portable)If you want to render an AVC video without transferring to a PSP™, use the Render As dialog and choose Sony AVC (*.mp4) from the Save as Type drop-down list.

  1. The Title box displays the title of your project from the Summary tab of the Project Properties dialog. This title will be displayed on the PSP™ system.

    Editing the title in the Export to PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) dialog will also update the Project Properties dialog.  

  2. The File path box displays the folder and file name that will be used to render your movie.

    Click the Refresh button if you need to rescan the device.

  1. Choose a setting from the Template drop-down list to specify the settings that will be used to save your file.

    You can choose to encode with QVGA, QVGA widescreen, PSP™ full-screen, or standard-definition NTSC frame aspect.

  2. Both QVGA settings create 320×240 video, but the widescreen templates use anamorphic widescreen encoding, which is properly decoded on the PSP™ system.

  3. The PSP™ full-screen templates create 480×270 video to match the PSP™ screen resolution.

  4. The SD NTSC templates create 720×480 video to match a standard-definition NTSC screen.

Vegas Pro idea Export to PSP™  (PlayStation®Portable)Tips:

  • The settings for the selected template are displayed in the Description box.

  • The 512 Kbps QVGA and PSP™full-screen templates are useful when you want to minimize file size, and the 896- and 1128- Kbps templates will produce higher-quality video, especially in scenes with high-motion video.

  1. Select the Render loop region only check box if you only want to render a portion of your project. If the check box is cleared, the entire project will be rendered to a new file.

  2. Select the Stretch video to fill output frame size (do not letterbox) check box if you want to reformat your video so it fills the output frame size listed in the Description box.

    When the check box is cleared, the current aspect ratio is maintained and black borders are added to fill the extra frame area (letterboxing). This option is useful when the desired output format does not match the frame aspect ratio of your project.

  3. Select the Use project output rotation setting check box if you’re rendering a rotated project and want to use the Output rotation setting from the Project Properties dialog for your rendered file.

    When the check box is cleared, the media is rotated according to its Media Properties setting, but the project itself is unrotated—you can use this setting to proof your project on an unrotated display.

  4. Click OK. Your movie file (<filename>.MP4) and thumbnail file (<filename>.THM) ar
    e created and transferred to the appropriate folder on the PSP™ system.

Export to PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable)