Is Movie Maker sending anyone else round the twist?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by migrant99, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. migrant99

    migrant99 Guest

    Thanks Adam, I've borrowed a copy. I think mpeg2 is working.
    I don't fully understand the codecs but I'll endevour to.
    Incidenally, I'm rendering as Pal DV in Vegas. Don't suppose it matters too
    much if I'm importing them into WMM?
    Thanks again.
    migrant99, Jul 30, 2007
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  2. migrant99

    PapaJohn Guest

    the DV file is high quality for editing purposes... if it's losing sync
    during playing or previewing, it probably won't effect the finished product.

    in Movie Maker, render it to a small PocketPC choice and check it there....
    if it kept the sync, then you're OK to keep going.
    PapaJohn, Jul 30, 2007
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  3. Shouldn't matter. Vegas can transcode most file types. For the few it
    can't what you need to do is either first render in VirtualDub as a
    uncompressed AVI then drop the result of that on the Vegas timeline or
    use Microsoft's Media Encoder as a pre-render.

    What DOES matter is how you set Vegas up.

    First thing check Properties under File then select the appropriate
    template. In the same window be sure you're using the PAL aspect ratio
    for pixels. Other setting here depends on your choices. Next drop a
    source file on the timeline. Go to the very end. Notice the two boxes
    that appear in the video frame. Click on the top one. In the Event
    Pan/Crop window that opens click on the 'lock' icon this will sync
    anything you do in key frames to the main timeline. You should look
    under options and set preferences for other choices.
    Adam Albright, Jul 30, 2007
  4. migrant99

    migrant99 Guest

    Thanks Adam. That's useful information. I'm a little lost with all the codecs
    to be honest. Wish there was one format, make things a lot easier. Either
    that or have windows be able to handle them all without the user having to
    constantly solve their software problems along the way. It's utterly
    ridiculous. Not to mention finding answers on this. It be helpful if there
    was a facility to search within your answers. If I click on help - Movie
    Maker On The Web I expect to be taken to an area exclusive to the program but
    instead I've got to search the page to find clues to links to take me
    there....what is going on?! ...I hope they read this!
    Thank goodness for helpful folk like yourselves.
    Cheers again.
    migrant99, Jul 31, 2007
  5. That's the part I don't get either. A codec should be instantly
    recognized by the system and shared by any application on the system
    that needs it. That's why I and others here in this newsgroup have
    asked how come Media Player can play a certain file, yet Movie Maker
    won't accept it on the timeline or only plays either the video or
    audio steam. Enough to drive you crazy. ;-)
    Adam Albright, Jul 31, 2007
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