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Posted: Mon, 9th Aug 2010, 10:16am

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ConorS79

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Hi

I bought this camera recently:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sanyo-VPC-CG10EBK-Definition-Camcorder-Camera/dp/B001SAMTLY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1281348315&sr=8-4

It records onto mp4.
Compositelab does not recognise this format. So i can't import it.
Whats the best route to take to get the footage working inside compositelab? Without taking the quality down.

I see composite lab allows .mov and .avi.
Are these HD formats?

If so, can anyone recommend a route? If it be through 3rd party software (converter).

I have power director 8:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/CyberLink-PowerDirector-8-Ultra-PC/dp/B002LSHLTC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1281348914&sr=8-1-catcorr

When i convert to avi or .mov, quality seems to take a beating.
Whats wrong? Do i need to update a codec or something.

please help, i'm a bit clueless.

Thanks

Conor
Posted: Mon, 9th Aug 2010, 10:34am

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ConorS79

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How do i get Quicktime animation codec (as described in the sticky) (for the pc)

Is it as simple as downloading the latest version of quicktime?
Posted: Mon, 9th Aug 2010, 11:46am

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Simon K Jones

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Yes, all you need to do is download the free Quicktime installer from Apple. Then any decent video software will be able to make use of it.

When exporting to AVI you need to make sure you pick a high quality codec or 'uncompressed'.

I tend to export to Quicktime MOV and use the Animation codec.
Posted: Tue, 10th Aug 2010, 10:22pm

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Micah master studios

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prism video converter is very good but it will cost you about fifty bucks.
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2010, 11:59am

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ConorS79

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I've seen prism. Seems ok.

Anyone else suggest any other programs?
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2010, 2:11pm

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Toruk Macto

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Like Tarn said, Quicktime.
Posted: Thu, 26th Aug 2010, 3:03pm

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ConorS79

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ok thanks. I'll try it later when i get home.