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Is MPEG4 suitable for editing?

Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2010, 2:09am

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acproductions

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I click to import my video file but it will just not import..... and when i clicked to select a movie it just took me back to the home screen and did nothing. HELP ME!!!
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2010, 2:13am

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acproductions

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and it the video was a MPEG-4 Video File so does vision lab have trouble working with that kind of file?
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2010, 5:28am

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Yes, this would be related to the format. As detailed in the tech specs for the product, VisionLab can work with files in either .mov or .avi format. So the solution should be fairly simple. When you export the video clips from your editing application, make sure you export them to either a .mov or a .avi file, and you'll be good to go. While you are at it, make sure to use a high quality editing codec rather than mpeg-4, which is designed for playback and not for editing.

Uncompressed files will give the highest quality, though the files are huge, but there are a number of good editing codecs that offer smaller file sizes while still retaining excellent quality, depending on what format you decide to use.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2010, 11:04am

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Joshua Davies

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Some mpeg-4 files are supported by Quicktime so these will import in to the Lab products. Having said that, as Axeman said, mpeg-4 isn't designed with editing in mind and therefore even when the files to import they will slow down the software and make it much harder to work efficiently on the footage.
Posted: Sun, 7th Nov 2010, 1:01pm

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acproductions

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Thats what I thought thanks!!!