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AVI is just a container. Saying I have an AVI is the same as saying I have a 20 foot container. What's inside that container is the question. If it is heroin, then the DEA will be able to handle it, if it is old car parts, the scrap yard can handle it, if it is art, some museum can handle it. PP likes DV AVI type 2, which the Ixus will not provide. You may need to convert that material before editing, or use the Ixus for it's intended purpose, take stills or use a proper video camera.
Thanks, it is not as straight forward as I thought. I can see I have a lot to learn about video-editing, but I have to start somewhere. I will start digging into this from your links!
To Harm Millard:
"or use the Ixus for it's intended purpose, take stills or use a proper video camera." - this is what I call a good answer to learn from!
I really like the Ixus line. We have three of them (870is) at home and they are great for stills. My daughter also uses it for 'video' but I refuse to do anything with those. We also have several video cameras and if she wants video she better use a video camera. She's getting there. She now took both the Ixus and a video camera on vacation, so we'll see.
I've just tried some 30fps 640x480 AVIs from my Canon S2 IS in PPro CS4.
Even after rendering, the video portion doesn't animate - occasional frame changes is all I see. Sounds is OK, though. Same on a 25fps PAL DV timeline or a custom 30fps one.
GSPOT reports the CODEC as MJPG.
So I installed the Morgan MJPEG CODEC and then the AVIs played just fine on the PPro 4 timeline. Not sure about the picture quality, though.
> My daughter also uses it for 'video' but I refuse to do anything with those.
Harm, I had to smile at the thought of your daughter having to sneak around to upload Ixus video to her myspace page.... Sign of the times...
D: "Daddy, I swear. It was just the one time."
H: "You have the gall to bring this stuff into MY house!?"
D: "No, I didn't. It's just....these other kids were doing it....and I thought....I didn't think it would be that big a deal. Everyone's doing it."
H: "Don't you know how dangerous this stuff is? Sure, you try it once, but then you get hooked. Before you know it, you'll be walking around using your cell phone to take videos. You're no daughter of mine..."
(Sorry Harm. I just had to.)
Jim and Harm,
Thats two really nice, helpful sets of posts in a row. Is everything OK?
It's Friday! :) (Okay, it's probably Saturday for Harm. ;))