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Importing problems

Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 1:04am

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FXhomer97267

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unable to import movie video files to CompositeLab. Was able to import photos, but not movies, Help.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 1:13am

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Axeman

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Your movies have to be in .mov or .avi format. Also, its a good idea to use a good editing codec, and not one of those super-high-compression-ratio capturing codecs that every HD camera in the world seems to use a proprietary version of.

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Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 2:27am

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FXhomer97267

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how can i make my videos a .mov or .avi straight from the camera
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 7:38am

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Axeman

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Personally, I convert mine using Final Cut, while I am copying the files to my harddrive. How exactly you go about it will depend on what software you have available, but even the free editors like Windows Movie Maker or iMovie should be capable of exporting a file to either .mov or .avi.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 4:31pm

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FXhomer97267

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Thanks for the help Axeman. for some reason Window Movie Maker converts my videos to WMV and I can not choose what format it converts to. Did find a free trial converter and made a segment MOV and was able to import it then to compositelab pro. Thanks again.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2011, 8:32pm

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Axeman

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Yeah, microsoft seems to have removed all functionality whatsoever from the latest version of Windows Live Movie Maker. If you look around online, you can find an installer for WMM 6, which will allow you to export to DV-AVI. And provides better editing tools.