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Importing AVI Problems

Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 12:44am

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PFCWatson

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I am new to the AlamDV system, and when I import certain movie files the movie is coming up wierd...the top half of the file is on the bottom of the editing screen...any help?

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Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 1:06am

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Gibs

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The problem is probably either with the codec you're using, your Quicktime version, or your color depth. Make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime (6.5) and your computer is in 32 bit color depth (or "millions of colors"). And if you are using the Microsoft DV codec, it may not work correctly.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 1:25am

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I have Quicktime 6.5, computer in 32 bit, the codec must be wrong. To be honest, I have no idea what to do. Any help would be great. Thanks again.

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Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 2:39am

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What program are you using to create the .avi file?
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 3:10am

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Sony ScreenBlast Movie Studio
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 9:36am

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Is the problem only with some movie files? What codec do the problematic files use?
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 6:19pm

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Maybe the Matrox codec could help? I didn't find a link to it on the internet but someone else maybe knows.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 10:25pm

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I have one file that works just fine, the others from Sony Screenblast keep messing up. If you can direct me to the place to read the Codec, I will get that info back to you. Thanks for suggesting Matrox Codec, but I tried it. Thanks.

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Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 10:32pm

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AlamDV has a problem with the Sony DV codec; I don't know what the exact problem is, but it appears that, by default, the Sony codec writes a file that AlamDV can't understand. I've gotten around the problem by changing the options during the render:

When the window comes up to choose the format and fiilename, select the AVI format, then hit the "Custom" button. Switch to the video tab and change the video format to uncompressed and clear the "Create an OpenDML (AVI version 2.0) compatible file". You'll be limited to a 2Gig maximum file size, for most shots that will be enough.

If you have time, try the different codecs that show up in the "Video format" popup. You might be able to find something that works; I haven't tried because most of the effects sequences I've made have been short, and I haven't needed anything longer.
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jun 2004, 10:50pm

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Crawford, you hit it. I got it working as long as I switch the Codecs around. Thanks so much for the help. Thanks everyone who helped, Im sure I'll be back with another problem in the matter of minutes...

PFC Watson