I had heard that MP4 was an awesome format to render your HD videos to if you wanted small file sizes, but great quality. Here's my equipment:
HV30, HDV tapes
PC Specs: FX-8120 8-core processor, 10 gb of DDR3 ram
I rendered a 12 second intro to MP4 while using After Effects, and it was great. While editing a quick trailer in Vegas, I used this intro at the beginning of the trailer. After I was done editing, I was rendering the entire project to MP4. When I view it, it's all choppy and stutters. Audio is intact however. The intro refuses to move at all, and I'm wondering if it's because it was already rendered to MP4... have I basically screwed myself over? Any help would be much appreciated.