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Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 5:12pm

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yea im having a similar problem. I just created a whole movie in windows movie maker but can't bring it into alam, so am i stuck or is there a way around it.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 5:47pm

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the problem is that your using windows movie maker, it can only export with the windows codec, wich can't be used in alamdv2.

you could get another video editor, or wait for alamdv3
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 5:48pm

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Two things:

Number one, AlamDV2 doesn't support the Microsoft DV codec very well, so you'll need to export uncompressed for best results. I don't know enough about Windows Movie Maker, so if it doesn't export uncompressed, use the Microsoft DV codec, and then bring it into virtualdub and export from there as uncompressed. Go to www.virtualdub.com. DV3 WILL support the Microsoft Codec though.

Number two, don't bring full movies into AlamDV2. Only bring in the parts that require effects. I'll even go as far as to do it shot-by-shot if the sequence of effects is quite complicated.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 6:13pm

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j man

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what is the windows dv codec?
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 7:31pm

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The windows DV codec is just the way that the DV movies are compressed.
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 8:19pm

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virtual dub will not allow me to bring in the microsoft codec so what do i do now?
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 10:36pm

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Hmm I think virtual dub should allow you to bring in the footage from MS DV Codec although maybe im wrong. Are you sure you exported as the .avi codec in WMM and not the .wmv one?
Posted: Sun, 10th Apr 2005, 10:59pm

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alright, that was confusing. but all i have is the video that i edited through windows movie maker, and it doesnt have an option to export. So.... how do i bring it into virtualdub if you cant even export in in wmm?
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 12:40am

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You can export as .avi, click the tab that says "Finish Movie" then click "Save to My Computer" it will ask for a file to save it to, choose the location, then it should say something like "Best Quality For PLayback on my Computer" then underneath that in small blue letters it will say "Show More Choices". Click that, then clikc "Other Settings" and click the arrow down and there will be a choice for "DV-AVI(NTSC)" and click that, then your set and you should be able to import that into ALam or whatever other program as needed.
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 12:48am

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That should work, but i dont see a finish movie anywhere, which would help. The tabs are only File, edit, view, tools, clip, play, help. r we talking about the same program? Windows movie maker right?
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 12:51am

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hatsoff2halford

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Yeah, to the left where you see "Capture Video" with choices under it, then you see "Edit Movie" with choices under it, then "Finish Movie" with choices under it (you may have to click the arrow down to view the options).

If you dont see those tabs on the side, click View at the top next to Edit, go down and click "Task Pane"

Logan
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 1:07am

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YES!! It worked. Thanks a lot for the help
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 1:10am

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Wait, no. It wont let me bring it into alam. why wont alam except the format? It plays on window media player ok
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Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 1:12am

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I got it as a quicktime file and it STILL wont open it grrrr. It says there is a script error and i see the blue box
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 1:16am

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ok, since it didnt work, maybe NOW try to put it into VirtualDub and export as uncompressed, or the format the as stated in previous posts.

Hope it works out,

Logan

Edit: Export as the above way, then go to virtual dub click file and click Open Video File, it will give you an error saying it cant extract the audio from it. That shouldnt be a problem because AlamDV doesnt work with audio anyways (DV3 does i THINK). Once you have it opened in Virtual Dub click File again and go down to "Save as AVI" then it should open in Alam, once you have applied the effects in alam and rendered it. Go back Into WMM, and open your movie, then import the AlamDV movie you just edited and put it back in the movie. (Rember you only want to Save a short portion of the movie from WMM, you do not need the entire movie in AlamDV, just the part you want to apply effects to. Also rember when you are putting the the part you edited in Alam back into WMM that you only delete the video portion, not the audio because you will still need the audio. To view the audio tracks underneat the video click the little '+' under the video layer, then you can just delete the video and place the edited track over the original audio)

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Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 1:25am

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erm, where is export in virtualdub.. never used it b4
Posted: Mon, 11th Apr 2005, 1:31am

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Go back and read the post I wrote before this one, I just edited it. Sorry, didnt realize you had written again. Do you have AOL instant messanger?
If you do IM me at hatsoff2halford so I can explain it better.