movie/video problem [ANSWER]
Posted: Mon, 18th Feb 2008, 2:03pm
Post 1 of 16
hi, i just bought a new camera. it takes mpeg files (movie files) and not .avi files (video files) and for some reason visionlab does not import .mpeg files :[ Is there a way to convert the mpeg to avi files so that it can be placed on visionlab? someone help plz :[
Posted: Mon, 18th Feb 2008, 2:13pm
Post 2 of 16
What video editing program are you using?
Posted: Mon, 18th Feb 2008, 3:36pm
Post 3 of 16
Yeah, its just a matter of converting. there are lots of applications that can do this, likely including your editing software. Let us know what editing software you are using and someone can provide more specific instructions.
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 2:27am
Post 4 of 16
this is exactly what my old camera did. [My new one is AVI though] What I did was just import it to windows movie maker, then publish it as AVI. I don't know if you have windows or not though, But maybe Mac and other have editors too.
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 6:07pm
Post 5 of 16
I have the VisionLab Studio Editting program of course >;D
but i still dont know how to convert it to .avi. Maybe ill take his advice. i could import to Windows movie maker, which will convert it to .avi and then just put it in visionlab
but any other, easier suggestions on converting .mpeg to .avi would rly help too. Can visionlab convert .mpeg to .avi?
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 6:54pm
Post 6 of 16
What FXhomer46784 means: Which non-linear editor are you using. Visionlab is not a NLE. I'll give some examples of NLE's: Pinnacle Studio, Avid, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere (Pro), Windows Movie Maker (does anybody actually use that one?), Final Cut Pro.
FXhome products are designed for compositing and/or adding effects of particular scenes/shots, whilst NLE's are designed to put the pieces of video you've shot with your camera in the right order, and add music + foley (=sound effects).
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 10:38pm
Post 7 of 16
No, VisionLab can't convert mpeg to avi. What software are you using to capture your footage to the computer? There is a good chance that it can export the footage to AVI. And since you have to export it before you can use it in VisionLab anyway, that would be a good time to take care of the conversion.
Posted: Thu, 21st Feb 2008, 3:29pm
Post 8 of 16
okay, i see. thanks
ill just use windows movie maker to convert it to .avi THANKS
Posted: Wed, 27th Feb 2008, 6:02am
Post 9 of 16
hey just go to zamzar.com it will convert your files and when doing so make sure u select .avi or .mepg ( there practally the same thing just qualaty diff) o and my animatoin team is making an online game!!! and we need ideas so if u got any send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Wed, 27th Feb 2008, 3:49pm
Post 10 of 16
.AVI and MPEG are not the same thing, and considering VisionLab only imports .AVI and .MOV why would you want to convert to .MPEG?
Posted: Wed, 27th Feb 2008, 6:34pm
Post 11 of 16
they dont read the same but are a like ..... trust me im a game programer mpeg has beter qualaty
we still need ideas send an email with all ur ideas to email@example.com
Posted: Tue, 18th Mar 2008, 4:05pm
Post 12 of 16
i'm really sorry people but i've really been trying hard to import my avi files in visionlab without any luck, so i tried importing my final cut project it still didn't work and the overview specifically say that it's fully compatible, so any advise on what to do would be very much appreciated
update:now it keeps on telling me that i'm trying to open a file that doesn't exist if that is the case then why is it still in the movie folder on destop and the visionlab browser is seeing it? does make any sense right!
Posted: Tue, 18th Mar 2008, 8:21pm
Post 13 of 16
Most likely, because the movie was rendered as a referenced file, rather than a standalone movie. This saves space on the harddrive, but a referenced file won't work in VisionLab. And if you are using Final Cut, why on earth are you rendering to avi, and not to .mov?
Fully compatible doesn't mean that you can open Final Cut projects in VisionLab. Just as with any editor, you have to render the footage out before you can use the footage in another program.
Posted: Wed, 19th Mar 2008, 12:53pm
Post 14 of 16
no you dont understand i haven't rendered or done anything at all to the movie except for making a copy uploading the copy to final cut and saved as a project but before that i was trying to get the original version into visionlab but it wasn't working, it also doesn't even accept any of my .mov files either
Posted: Wed, 19th Mar 2008, 1:56pm
Post 15 of 16
Well then, can you give us the history of the movie file? What program did you use to create it, what codec is it in? Can you provide a link to the file in question so we can take a look at it?
Posted: Thu, 20th Mar 2008, 4:19am
Post 16 of 16
well i didn't create it, i downloaded it from limewire , also I just tried to import several other movies that i downloaded and some from my camera into it but i'm still getting the same problems, i don't know what else to do so can you please recommend any other program(s) that are similar to visionlab