some people like it this way. i dont have to do this though. i open the image sequence in vegas and render immediately. its perfectly fine this way. if youre making a frag video, then you probably want the files to store. but the outputted avis just feel less clean and stable than an avi rendered in vdub from a sequence of jpgs.With jpegs you must use VDub for every single clip you make, re-rendering the entire thing every time!
ever wonder WHY an avi made from a jpg sequence is the exact same size as the original avis? because they are the exact same thing. there is ABSOLUTELY NO loss of quality when using jpgs. in my situation, jpgs are the best, but i dont understand why domino etc. would use jpgs and render an uncompressed avi in vdub. i would do that too, only because its how i learned to do it and because it feels more comfortable/safe.As I explained in post #10 you only need to use VDub on very large clips to change the codec. The only advantage I can think of using .jpegs is that when you initially render it, it would have a lower file size (as .jpegs are low quality), but when you change it into .avi the file size would be the same as if you had used /video avi from the start.