Using Fx Software and AVCHD Format with Sony Vegas Platinum
Posted: Wed, 8th Jul 2009, 10:21pm
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I downloaded the trial version of FX and wasn't finding it intuitive with Sony Vegas Platinum.
Do I need to first convert the AVCHD format to work with the FX software? Please pardon my ignorance, but I'd really love to use the software. What am I doing incorrectly?
Please advise ...
Posted: Wed, 8th Jul 2009, 11:50pm
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The lab products work with .mov or avi
Posted: Thu, 9th Jul 2009, 12:35am
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AVCHD uses an mpeg 4 codec. Fxhome products only run quicktime (.mov) or avi. Just render them out under uncompressed avi or mov formats.
Posted: Thu, 9th Jul 2009, 1:33am
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OK, now I'm going to sound rather inept, but how do I render out under uncompressed avi or mov formats?
I'd be grateful for a step by step instruction ...
Posted: Thu, 9th Jul 2009, 1:52am
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It should give you that option when you're ready to "save" or "render" your video but I'll leave that question for someone that actually uses Vegas.
Posted: Thu, 9th Jul 2009, 1:56am
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This has to happen from Vegas. Someone around here is probably familiar enough with it to give you instructions, but I'm sure that exporting/rendering is covered extensively in the Vegas manual. Once its exported, you can import that file directly to EffectsLab.
To Export to uncompressed from EffectsLab, set the Render Settings to your format of choice (.mov or .avi), and Click Render. A window will appear where you name your file. Afterward, a Compression Type window will appear, where you select your codec. Select "Uncompressed" or "None", and click the button to continue rendering.
Posted: Thu, 9th Jul 2009, 8:39am
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It's also worth mentioning that you don't normally need to export the entire movie, only the shots that need effects.