I'm trying to do some color correction on a wedding video. The video was captured using Windows movie capture software and saved as a WMV file.
The file is about 700MB and 50 minutes long. When I import the file it the Project tab says the duration is only about 25 seconds. When I preview it, still only 25 seconds will show up. It's doing this for every video of the wedding that I import.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
What version of AE and with what compression settings were they captured? Premature stream endings usually points to VBR encoding, which AE doesn't particularly like. The files from Movie Maker may also contain program-specific data such as edit markers, which also could be mis-interpreted by AE. Check such things and perhaps try differnt settings. Failing that, simply use VirtualDub and similar tools to convert to conventional AVIs or otehr suitable formats.
You're right. Windows movie capture inserted a marker at every point where the DV tape stopped then started recording again.
I will try using VirtualDub or WinDV to re-capture the footage.