2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2012 8:57 AM by wycks

    AVI to .DV

    wycks Level 1

      I've been trying to convert videos with Apple Intermediate Codec and was able to use a MAC to convert the AIC videos to AVI and .DV.  The problem is that I had to give back the Mac to the person who loaned it to me and now I've found out that the AVI files don't work, but the one .DV video I created does work.  So is there some way to convert an AVI file to a .DV file?  (it looks to me like a .dv video file isn't the same as an .avi file using the DV codec, is that right?)

        • 1. Re: AVI to .DV
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          What is the CODEC used, in those converted AVI files? That will likely determine if they can be converted, and even which program would be used to convert them.


          Which platform are you on, PC? That will determine which conversion program(s) is/are recommended.


          Good luck, and please let us know just a bit more.



          • 2. Re: AVI to .DV
            wycks Level 1

            I'm using a PC.  This is the information I have on the video:



            Complete name                    : E:\matt amanda wedding\! CONVERTED\CEREMONY CONVERTED\Clip #7.avi

            Format                           : AVI

            Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave

            Format_Commercial_IfAny          : DVCPRO 50

            Format profile                   : OpenDML

            File size                        : 18.1 GiB

            Duration                         : 44mn 52s

            Overall bit rate                 : 57.8 Mbps



            ID                               : 0

            Format                           : DV

            Format_Commercial_IfAny          : DVCPRO 50

            Codec ID                         : dv50

            Codec ID/Hint                    : DVCPro5

            Duration                         : 44mn 52s

            Bit rate mode                    : Constant

            Bit rate                         : 48.8 Mbps

            Width                            : 720 pixels

            Height                           : 480 pixels

            Display aspect ratio             : 16:9

            Frame rate mode                  : Constant

            Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps

            Standard                         : NTSC

            Color space                      : YUV

            Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:2

            Bit depth                        : 8 bits

            Scan type                        : Progressive

            Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 4.715

            Stream size                      : 18.0 GiB (100%)



            ID                               : 1

            Format                           : MPEG Audio

            Format version                   : Version 1

            Format profile                   : Layer 2

            Codec ID                         : 50

            Duration                         : 44mn 52s

            Bit rate mode                    : Constant

            Bit rate                         : 256 Kbps

            Channel(s)                       : 2 channels

            Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz

            Stream size                      : 82.2 MiB (0%)

            Alignment                        : Aligned on interleaves

            Interleave, duration             : 24 ms (0.72 video frame)

            Interleave, preload duration     : 24 ms