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Video file wont import.

Posted: Sat, 23rd Apr 2011, 4:52am

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Prospero37

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Hi guys, I'm a newby and know I'm probably doing something stupid but I can't get my avi files to import into Vision Lab. I'm running an AMD ATHLON II X250 processors with 4gb Ram and ATI radeon hd 5600 series video card. Using Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit. Using Sony Vegas Movie studio HD platinum 10.0 video editing software and using Canon AVCHD 24P cinema mode video files. Files edit and save as avi okay but when I try and import into Vision Lab I get 2 error boxes 1st says "String expected. [#hack: #exit_lock_true]" and when I click okay on that the next box says "Object expected." I think I am saving files as correct type when rendering in Sony Vegas but I know there are issues with the Canon Codec. Have no problems playing the avi file. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks for your patience.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Apr 2011, 6:17am

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Axeman

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Which AVI codec are you rendering to out of Vegas?

The first thing I'd suggest trying is making sure your DirectX is up to date, then re-installing VisionLab according to these instructions.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Apr 2011, 4:34pm

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Prospero37

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Thanks, I'll try that.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 4:23am

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Prospero37

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Hi, I tried doing clean install and have tried variois settings on Sony movie studio when I render From NTSC DV, TO HD DV 1920X1080 even uncompressed avi and also Sony's HD1080 24P YUV all are now giving me an error meassage when I try to open saying Macromedia Projector has stoppped working. Help.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 4:28am

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Prospero37

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Also should say example files from disc run fine. Don't know what I'm doing wrong.
Posted: Tue, 26th Apr 2011, 5:36am

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Axeman

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Hm, the included footage is in Quicktime format, I'm pretty sure, which would indicate the problem is related to DirectX and the AVI format. Can you export from Vegas to Quicktime? I'd personally recommend the Quicktime Animation codec over anything AVI has to offer, though I realize its still preferable to get AVI's working correctly as well.
Posted: Wed, 27th Apr 2011, 3:04pm

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Prospero37

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Able to get get quicktime footage to export and load in FX Home. Yippee. Think Avi files are to do with either Canon's avchd codec or settings I'm using. I'll keep trying. Thanks guys.
Posted: Sun, 1st May 2011, 7:55pm

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Prospero37

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Hi Folks. Thanks for the suggestions. I've been able to get all files importing. Hooray. Now having way too much fun playing around with all the presets and finding out lots. Awesome program!
Posted: Sun, 1st May 2011, 8:55pm

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That's good news. Glad you are having fun with it. If you get a chance, do you mind posting the solution you came up with, in case anyone else runs into a similar problem?
Posted: Fri, 6th May 2011, 6:05am

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Prospero37

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Okay so in Sony Vegas Movie Studio 10.0 you import your file then go to project and click on "Render As." Set your file name, Video to "Video for Windows AVi" and Template to "Default Template (Uncompressed)
Then click on button on right hand side marked custom and the custom settings box will appear.
1] Template "Uncompressed."
2] Check box that says "Include video."
3] Frame Size "HD 1080-1920X1080"
4] Frame Rate either "Film 24i" or "23.976 (ivtcfilm)" Note I'm shooting Canon hd at 1920x1080 at native 24p full Cinema mode. Your settings may vary.
5] Field Order "Upper field first."
6] Pixel Aspect "1.000"
7] Video Format "Uncompressed." *Must be uncompressed or won't allow you to.
8] Check box that says "Render Alpha Channel-for uncompressed formats only"
9] Check Box marked "Create Open DML (AVI VERSION 2.0) COMPATIBLE FILE."
This worked for me. Someone more familiar with Sony Vegas may have better solution. If so please comment. Be glad to here from you.