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Better get a decent video camera. This material is not suited to editing. Just watch it.
So you're saying i can't edit this in pp cs4 or what? I just want to make some simple cutting really, know any other more suitable apps then?
Didn't the camera come with software? Otherwise use any consumer freeware or shareware you can find. PR is way overkill for simple cuts on material unsuited for editing. Alternatively use a simple program like WMM or Elements.
Thanks Harm, but it didn't come with video editing software, i think i'll try Elements. Don't understand why this material isn't suited for editing though, it's low in quality but it's enough when making movies for the web.
WMM can't handle mov-files.
Like you I own a Canon Ixus and I agree with you that they produce good enough video for the web. And why not be able to edit all material in your fine adobe product, after all you paid for it.
I have managed to solve this issue by installing the Morgan mjpeg codec.
I downloaded it from www.free-codecs.com/download/Morgan_M-JPEG_Codec.htm where can also find the link to purchase the full version if you should need. (don't know the limitations in the "demo")
I'm using kaspersky anti-virus and I could not detect any suspicious code in the mjpeg installation file however of course you download at your own risk.
Personally I haven't tested it extensively but so far import, edit, and export to mp4 has worked fine.
To edit, create a new sequence, click general and set it up as follows:
timebase: 30 frames/second.
Frame size 640 by 480
Fields: No fields, progressive scan
Display format: 30fps timecode
Actually not sure, the ixus produces 11024Hz 88 kb/s Mono which is not available as a preset, so I've just set it to whatever sample rate other timelines in the same project uses. 48000Hz works fine for me, that's all I know.
Preview file format:
I've left this on what was the default; "I-Frame Only MPEG"
These settings work fine so far, provided that I have installed the Morgan mjpeg codec.
Hope this is of help to you.
see following post
Are you sure you camera outputs "mov" files and not "avi" files???
If they are avi files, you might also try the LEAD MJPEG codec: