Video keeps repeating in Effects Lab
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 2:57am
Post 1 of 15
I noticed that my video keeps repeating in certain parts that I want to put an effect on. It's real irritating and it messes up the timing on my effects. Has anyone else had similar issues? Is there a way to fix it? I reinstalled Effects Lab and it's still doing it.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 4:37am
Post 2 of 15
It'd be great if you could provide a detailed description of what is actually happening. I'm unclear on what you are dealing with from your original post. Are you getting an occasional frame that repeats? The whole video twice? One-second clips that repeat on occasion? Does the repeating bit take the place that other footage should fill, or does it repeat then carry on from there? Are the frames just in the wrong order?
While you are at it, what format and, more importantly, what codec is the footage is?
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 6:17pm
Post 3 of 15
Its a frame that repeats. The video will be fine but in certain frames I noticed it will repeat, making it hard to apply an effect in the frame I want it in.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2010, 8:01pm
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Axeman wrote:what format and, more importantly, what codec is the footage is?
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2010, 9:24am
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This does indeed sound like it might be a codec issue, so the more info you can provide on the video format the better.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2010, 1:02pm
Post 6 of 15
Maybe could you take a video a video of the problem. A program like Fraps
can do that for you.
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2010, 12:51am
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The video format is an AVI file. My camera uses the MOV file format and I have to convert it to an AVI format so that it will fun in EffectsLab and Sony Vegas. I haven't had a problem until now.
Posted: Thu, 21st Oct 2010, 1:36am
Post 8 of 15
.mov format will work perfectly well in EffectsLab. Its the codec you need to change, not the format. What codec is the .avi file in?
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2010, 4:13am
Post 9 of 15
DivX 6.8.5 Codec
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2010, 4:38am
Post 10 of 15
Ah, ok then, that explains things. DivX isn't an editing codec, its intended for watching video, not editing it. Convert out of DivX to a decent editing codec and you'll find things work much more smoothly.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2010, 10:05pm
Post 11 of 15
Thanks! Would it be better for me just to uninstall DivX?
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2010, 10:17pm
Post 12 of 15
No, you don't need to uninstall it. Just use a different option while editing.
When the project is completed, if you want to upload a version to the web or something, then DivX could come in handy. Its just that the DivX codec, like mpeg or h.264, is designed for viewing, not for editing.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Oct 2010, 10:28pm
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Well I uninstalled DivX and the clip is still doing the same thing. I'll put the neon effect on the prop and I'll go to preview it, and the clip will either move ahead two frames or go back, making the effect out of sync where I want to put it.
Posted: Sun, 24th Oct 2010, 2:16am
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Did you convert the clip to a different codec? Uninstalling DivX will have no effect whatsoever on existing clips, it will only affect whether you can use it to encode clips in the future.
You need to open your DivX clip in some sort of video software and export it to create a new clip in a different codec.
Posted: Sun, 24th Oct 2010, 2:44am
Post 15 of 15
It was being converted under a DV codec so I put it under the AVI codec and now the clip doesn't repeat and works fine. Hopefully that solved the problem.