If I output from S9 using the DV Codec, it woun't open in AlamDV so I have output in uncompressed. I've added effects and then output from AlamDV to uncompressed but the resulting file wount open in S9. Anyoen have this problem? Why should it be - I thought uncompressed files should open in anything. I've got it working using the Pinnacle MJPEG codec. Anyone know whetehr this is any good?
Try running the uncompressed file that you export from Alam through Virtual Dub. On the default setting, it should make the file work in Studio.
This is because Studio doesn't accept uncompressed avi's with alpha channels (millions of colors+), and when you put the video through Virtual Dub, the default is set to an uncompressed avi without an alpha channel.
Thanks for the explanation Lloyd - I'll try that VirtualDub. Am I likely to see a huge loss of quality if use an MJPEG compressor instead? Looking forward to AlamDV3 where I understand I shoudl be abel to use the DV codec!
No, MJPEG is a codec. I don't think the quality loss is too bad with it, but in my experience it never plays smoothly at all. So for now, stick with uncompressed, and hopefully you won't run out of disk space.