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Video seems to import as a still frame...

Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2010, 8:50pm

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joshohelp

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Whenever I import a video it is always a picture I made sure to check the settings they were all accurate but when I play my movie it's just a still image HELP!
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2010, 9:02pm

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This type of problem generally indicated a codec issue. Check the codec that your footage is in, if its h.264 or a variant of mpeg, then that's likely the issue. Those codecs are intended for playback, and not for editing, so simply exporting the footage from your video editor to a good editing codec should clear it up. Also, please let us know what format the footage is in (.mov or .avi), as it will be useful in helping you out further.
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2010, 9:23pm

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joshohelp

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Thanks. the video is in .avi format I exported it from windows movie maker. I have windows vista
Posted: Tue, 2nd Nov 2010, 9:56pm

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Thanks. As I mentioned, this is likely a codec issue, so I need to know what codec the .avi file is in. Unfortunately I'm on a Mac, so I can't offer specific instructions to find this out if you don't know how. Perhaps one of the Windows users out there can offer some guidance?
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2010, 12:44am

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joshohelp

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I really have no Idea how to check but i believe it's in a standard dv-avi (NTSC) playback codec
Posted: Wed, 3rd Nov 2010, 2:00am

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After you export from WMM, does the clip play correctly in Windows Media Player? Media Player should have some way to view the info for the clip, including its codec info.
Posted: Sat, 6th Nov 2010, 2:41am

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ya it plays correctly