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Exporting to Pinnacle studio 9

Posted: Wed, 29th Sep 2004, 11:05am

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lunamask

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I can't seem to open my completed footage from Alam Dv2 into Studio 9?

I tried downloading the Matrox codec but it doesn't want to install on my computer?

Anyone else have this problem?

I have finally learned Alam DV2 and now I have another problem with opening my effects footage in Studio 9

Thanks
Lunamask
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 1:47am

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I have used Studio 9 (it came with my Deluxe AV/DV capture card) and I didn't have any problems when I initally used it (I still like Vegas better) but from AlamDV I exported as uncompressed Avi and that worked fine in Studio 9... of course that takes a lot of space to do... I didn't play around with any codecs because I don't compress until the very end and then I'm throwing it onto a DVD or bumping back to tape so I don't need it in the editor anymore...
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 1:53am

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Hey Jamie

Can you tell me step by step how you opened your edited footage from Alam DV2 into Pinnacle?

I keep getting a sign saying the file could not be opened?

Where do you start from and get your Alam footage from ?

As for myself , I am storing my footage from Alam Dv in my C drive and I am trying to open my files from the Pinnacle new project or open project file and nothings showing up?

I downloaded Virtual Dub and don't know how to use that program too? Anyone out there please help!!!

Thanks
Luna
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 2:16am

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Hey Luna... your predicament prompted me to give it a try and come up with a step by step for you... Unfortunately I'm getting the "File could not be opened" error myself right now, so It's going to require further testing... I'm sure that I've had ALAMDV footage in Studio, so let me try to figure out how I did it... I seem to remmeber now that I'm typing about it, having to run it through virtual dub... but I was thinking that was pre-AlamDV...??? let me play around with it because I have some alamdv footage that won't load into Studio and Once I get it, I'll let you know how I did it....
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 2:25am

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OK, I ran it through Virtualdub and then it loaded into Studio just fine... Here's the step by step from Virtualdub... (very easy)

1. File -> Open Video File
2. Find the file that was exported from ALAMDV
(scrub the timeline it you want to make sure it's cool)
3. File -> Save as AVI (or F7)
4. give it a unique name like "Scene 1 fixed" or whatever, and hit Save
5. Virtualdub may cry about the uncomressed avi taking up alot of space, just hit YES
6. In Studio 9 hit the "Open from other location" folder and find the "Scene 1 fixed" (or whatever you named it)

that's it... after this mine loaded just fine...

Good Luck!

EDIT: OH! I was going to add... I don't have to jump through these hoops to edit my footage in Vegas, everything loads in to Vegas without a hitch! wink
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 2:43am

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lunamask

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Jamie!

I THANK YOU!!! As we say in Hawaii Mahalo Nui Loa!!!! I am greatful!!! I finally did it and got the footage back into Pinnacle thanks to your help and generosity!

You made my day and I am so greatful of your step by step help! Alam Dv2 was a difficult one for me but now I have gained knowledge to create fun movies including light sabers and explosions!

I am transfering a bunch of force to you Master Jedi of Alam DV!

Thanks Again!
Luna from Hawaii
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 2:54am

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wink no problem Luna! Glad I could help! I can't wait to see some of those lightsaber battles from Hawaii! I bet the scenery is fantastic! smile
Posted: Thu, 30th Sep 2004, 3:21am

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Hey Jamie

I truly enjoy video production and editing! I am so greatful for purchasing Alam DV and also learning to use this great program from you and other master Jedi from this great site!

Here In Hawaii, I make fiberglass masks and my wife makes the costumes for a Japanese childrens superhero TV show from the 70's called Kikaida. The show was revived after 30 years here in Hawaii and is as popular as it was back in the day. Here is a website of my work in costumes http://www.generationkikaida.com/gallery/kbl_03

I hope to create my own original superhero for the fun of it and utilize Alam DV for the fun effects in my future video projects!

The scenery here on the Big Island of Hawaii is fabulous! We have a huge volcanic mountain called Mauna Kea and it is covered with snow in the Winter! We also have a live volcano Kilauea that erupts very often! The East side where I live has lush vegatations, and up by the volcano looks like the surface of the moon.

In fact, the new Planet of the Apes was filmed here on the Big Island a few years ago.

After I get polished with my filmaking and editing,. I will definitely post up my light saber battles online to share with everyone!

Thank you again!
Sincerely
Luna from Hilo Hawaii