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Effectslab crash

Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 4:01pm

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tobothehobo

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Hello, my effectslab has suddenly started to crash when i import a movie file. I have tried reinstalling it but it still crashes, any ideas why?.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 4:22pm

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Axeman

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When exactly does it crash during the import process? Is the movie file a .mov or .avi? What codec is the file in? Do you have the latest Quicktime installed? If on Windows, is your DirectX up to date? when you re-installed, did you exactly follow the Clean Re-install Instructions? Is there anything different from the files that started crashing it, as compared to the files you were working with in the past; different camera, different codec, different format, etc?
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 5:32pm

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tobothehobo

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It crashes as soon as i begin the import and i use .avi. I have no idea about codecs and my DirectX is up to date. I followed the clean reinstall instructions. My older .avi files dont crash it but my newly recorded do and they are from the same camera.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 5:43pm

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Axeman

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Are they passing through any other software before EffectsLab? If you are capturing them with your video editing software, then exporting to .avi for EffectsLAb, is there a chance the export settings have changed?

Do .mov files import ok, or do all movie files have the same issue? Can you still import your older files without a crash?

When exactly during the import process does the crash happen? As soon as you click the import button after selecting the file? Do you see the import progress bar at all?
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 5:58pm

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Fxhome Dude

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tobothehobo wrote:

It crashes as soon as i begin the import and i use .avi. I have no idea about codecs and my DirectX is up to date. I followed the clean reinstall instructions. My older .avi files dont crash it but my newly recorded do and they are from the same camera.
Try re-coding them to another format. To do this you can use Windows Movie Maker. Import your video and then click save movie file. name it and when you get to the format selection screen click other options and then select DV-AVI (tell me if you have a mac so you have to use iMovie). Then try to import. This will show if the problem is with the files from your camera or not
Axeman: Fxhome used to have some vid. tutorials on this. I can't find 'em now. They get the cut with the new layout?

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Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 6:00pm

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tobothehobo

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I put them through SDCopy, it converts the files from the camera (i think they're called .mod) into .avi, there is not really any settings to change else than flagging it for widescreen and i have tried with and without it.

All the files crash as soon as i press import and my old files work like they should.
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 6:04pm

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tobothehobo

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They work if i render them in Sony Vegas, can't belive i didnt think of that. Many thanks!
Posted: Thu, 24th Jun 2010, 6:22pm

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Axeman

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Fxhome Dude wrote:

Axeman: Fxhome used to have some vid. tutorials on this. I can't find 'em now. They get the cut with the new layout?
I believe the process changed with the Vista version of WMM, and so the video tutorial they had was no longer accurate.
Posted: Fri, 25th Jun 2010, 8:45am

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Simon K Jones

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Unfortunately, every new version of WMM for the last few years has removed features, rather than added them. Which seems like a slightly strange way to do things, but there you go.

The Windows 7 version, for example, hardly gives you any export options at all, which makes it pretty difficult to use with other video software.

Then again, if you're looking into visual effects or other sophisticated post-production techniques, you REALLY shouldn't still be using Windows Movie Maker.