Kodak Zi8 1080p Help Needed!
Posted: Wed, 13th Jan 2010, 10:01pm
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Hi im a newbie,
How do i upload my videos from my kodak zi8 to composite lab pro. It has an sd card so i can just plug it in to my computer card reader but i cant figue it out.
The kodak shoots in
Video: H.264 (MOV)
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC LC
? HD (16:9) 30 fps: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
? HD (16:9) 60 fps: 1280 x 720 @ 60 fps
? HD (16:9) 30 fps: 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
thanks in advance.
Last edited Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 2:17pm; edited 1 times in total.
Posted: Wed, 13th Jan 2010, 10:17pm
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You need a video editing program to concert the video files into a .mov or an avi format so that you can then import into CompositeLab.
Posted: Wed, 13th Jan 2010, 10:37pm
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Specifically, you should convert those files out of the H.264 codec if you want to retain the quality. Convert them to a decent intermediate codec for editing. What software are you using to edit your video? If its decent, it should be able to handle that conversion for you, as spydurhank mentioned.
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 1:44pm
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Ok, Yes i want to keep the quality of the videos.
The videos will be for youtube after its edited,
I basically want to put a small intro and cut parts of the video that are not necessary.
So whats best codec to use for youtube that works with composite lab pro. I dont have a video editing program to convert the video.
What program should i get to convert the video codec??
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 2:17pm
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An editing program is far more important, and will be far more useful, than CompositeLab. A decent editor is the one fundamental piece of software for video work, and should definitely be looked into.
There are free conversion programs out there that will work nicely, such as MPEG Streamclip, but an editor is what you need for trimming parts of the video that are unwanted (also known as editing), so I'd highly recommend looking into that. If you are on Windows, have a look at Sony Vegas, if on a Mac, Final Cut Express.
As far as codecs, there's lots of options, and which to use depends partly on preference and partly on how much storage you have and how fast your machine is, as well as whether you decide to go with .avi or .mov as your main filetype. Uncompressed offers excellent quality, but the files are huge. I recommend the Quicktime Animation codec, if it fits into your process.
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 3:05pm
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Ok thanks Wheres the best place to get Sony Vegas?? Im a windows user. Can i just download it???? Ive 340GB free space
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 3:32pm
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Is it Sony Vegas movie studio 9 Platinum edition im looking for???http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 3:41pm
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There's different versions, at different price points, so find the best one you can afford and go for that.
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 3:58pm
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