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Posted: Tue, 26th Jan 2010, 5:52am

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im using videos straight from the camcorder. a few of my older videos say .avi and they work with Exlab, but the 1s that i transfer from my camcorder just say "Q movie", for quicktime, when i right click n go to properties, these dont work...how do i make them all .avi? are the 1s that say Qmovie .mov format?
Posted: Tue, 26th Jan 2010, 9:57am

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What's the file extension of the files? Are they .mov files or something else?
Posted: Wed, 27th Jan 2010, 3:22am

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how do i tell what they are?? when i right click the 1s that have a quicktime logo they dont say anything
Posted: Wed, 27th Jan 2010, 9:27am

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Are you on a Mac or PC?
Posted: Wed, 27th Jan 2010, 7:22pm

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pc
Posted: Thu, 28th Jan 2010, 9:41am

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Are you calling them 'Q movie' files becuase the icon has a large blue Q and the word 'movie' written on a white background?

If so, that is indeed a Quicktime movie. There are many types of Quicktime movie, though, and if you're taking them straight from your camcorder they might be in a compressed MPEG4 format that isn't supported by EffectsLab.

You should be able to import them into your main editing software and then export them as something compatible - either an AVI or a Quicktime file using a codec such as Animation.
Posted: Fri, 29th Jan 2010, 12:33am

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yes thats what they are. What is a codec??
Posted: Fri, 29th Jan 2010, 9:24am

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The Quicktime .mov format is merely a container, which can make use of many different compression/decompression methods (known as co/decs for short).

When you export/render from a program to a Quicktime movie you will be able to choose the codec.
Posted: Sat, 30th Jan 2010, 12:18am

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SO WHEN EVER I TRANSFER VIDS I HOOK MY CAM FROM THE COMPUTER TO MY COMPUTER...A DIALOG BOX POPS UP AND I SELECT THE FOLDER THAT SAYS OPEN FILE. THE INTERNAL (Gsmile WINDOW POPS UP AND I FULL VIDEO FROM THERE TO THE DESKTOP. I THAT THE CORRECT WAY TO TRANSFER. COULD THAT BE Y THEY ARENT WORKING FOR EFFECTSLAB PRO? MY CAMCORDER SAYS ITS A HD (1280 X 720-16:9 ASPECT RATIO) VIDEO AT 30 FRAMES PER SECOND. I TRIED USING THAT FORMAT WHEN I MAKE NEW PROJECTS BUT THE DIRECTOR PLAYER ERROR JUST KEEPS POPPING UP WHATEVER I DO
Posted: Mon, 1st Feb 2010, 9:51am

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Sounds like you're using a hard drive camcorder, which makes it quite likely that it's using some kind of MPEG4 variant, which isn't compatible with EffectsLab. You will need to bring it into your editing program then export it to a compatible format. We tend to recommend using the Quicktime format and the Animation codec.
Posted: Mon, 1st Feb 2010, 8:28pm

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like totalmedia extreme? that came with my camcoder? premiere elements 7 has no problems with these videos
Posted: Mon, 1st Feb 2010, 8:48pm

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i imported them from Picasa, just still no luck. same directors error from EffectsLab =(
Posted: Mon, 1st Feb 2010, 8:50pm

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How do u reformat?
Posted: Mon, 1st Feb 2010, 9:01pm

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i got it to work!!!! thx Tarn
Posted: Mon, 1st Feb 2010, 9:05pm

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oh wait, it uploaded it ad a pic
Posted: Mon, 1st Feb 2010, 10:26pm

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no luck...