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frank@franklarosa.com
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      04-30-2006, 03:20 AM
Hi,

I have a Kodak digital camera which also records short video clips. The
videos are stored in a Quicktime format (*.MOV file) by the camera.

Like most people, I use Windows, not Macintosh. I can open these videos
with Quicktime player, but all I can do is play them - I can't edit
them, compress them, or save them in other formats.

Kodak told me I should buy Apple's video editing software - I checked
into this option, but their software only runs on a Macintosh.

I have Windows Movie Maker on my PC, but it won't open a Quicktime
file.

I need either (a) some kind of video editing software for Windows that
can handle this file, or (b) some kind of utility that can convert it
to something I can use with Windows Movie Maker.

I've heard that Adobe Premier will do it, but that costs hundreds of
dollars and seems like something for professionals - I'm just an
average guy who wants to cut out a piece of video and send it to my
friends on the internet. I'm willing to spend a few dollars if I have
to, but I'm not interested in investing in a video editing studio.

Can anyone recommend a product that can help me?

Thanks,
Frank

PS. Why on earth would a company like Kodak choose to have its default
format be something that's only usable by, what is it, the 3% of people
who still use Apple computers? If I'd known that before I bought the
camera I'd probably have gotten something else.

 
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Ken Maltby
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      04-30-2006, 03:52 AM

<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a Kodak digital camera which also records short video clips. The
> videos are stored in a Quicktime format (*.MOV file) by the camera.
>
> Like most people, I use Windows, not Macintosh. I can open these videos
> with Quicktime player, but all I can do is play them - I can't edit
> them, compress them, or save them in other formats.
>
> Kodak told me I should buy Apple's video editing software - I checked
> into this option, but their software only runs on a Macintosh.
>
> I have Windows Movie Maker on my PC, but it won't open a Quicktime
> file.
>
> I need either (a) some kind of video editing software for Windows that
> can handle this file, or (b) some kind of utility that can convert it
> to something I can use with Windows Movie Maker.
>
> I've heard that Adobe Premier will do it, but that costs hundreds of
> dollars and seems like something for professionals - I'm just an
> average guy who wants to cut out a piece of video and send it to my
> friends on the internet. I'm willing to spend a few dollars if I have
> to, but I'm not interested in investing in a video editing studio.
>
> Can anyone recommend a product that can help me?
>
> Thanks,
> Frank
>
> PS. Why on earth would a company like Kodak choose to have its default
> format be something that's only usable by, what is it, the 3% of people
> who still use Apple computers? If I'd known that before I bought the
> camera I'd probably have gotten something else.
>


Froogle "Magix Video Deluxe 2.0 Plus"

Luck;
Ken


 
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Martin
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      04-30-2006, 04:53 AM

<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I have a Kodak digital camera which also records short video clips. The
> videos are stored in a Quicktime format (*.MOV file) by the camera.
>
> Like most people, I use Windows, not Macintosh. I can open these videos
> with Quicktime player, but all I can do is play them - I can't edit
> them, compress them, or save them in other formats.
>
> Kodak told me I should buy Apple's video editing software - I checked
> into this option, but their software only runs on a Macintosh.
>
> I have Windows Movie Maker on my PC, but it won't open a Quicktime
> file.
>
> I need either (a) some kind of video editing software for Windows that
> can handle this file, or (b) some kind of utility that can convert it
> to something I can use with Windows Movie Maker.
>
> I've heard that Adobe Premier will do it, but that costs hundreds of
> dollars and seems like something for professionals - I'm just an
> average guy who wants to cut out a piece of video and send it to my
> friends on the internet. I'm willing to spend a few dollars if I have
> to, but I'm not interested in investing in a video editing studio.
>
> Can anyone recommend a product that can help me?
>
> Thanks,
> Frank
>
> PS. Why on earth would a company like Kodak choose to have its default
> format be something that's only usable by, what is it, the 3% of people
> who still use Apple computers? If I'd known that before I bought the
> camera I'd probably have gotten something else.
>


Look at EO Video from:
http://www.eo-video.com/
EO Video is trialware - 30day trial.

Alternatively for a freeware solution there's RAD Video Tools from:
http://www.radgametools.com/bnkdown.htm

Both of these utilities will convert Quicktime's MOV format to other more
easily editable formats such as AVI.

Martin.


 
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Martin Heffels
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      04-30-2006, 08:50 AM
On 29 Apr 2006 20:20:33 -0700, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

>Can anyone recommend a product that can help me?


On top of all the other suggestion, you can also upgrade your Quicktime to
Quicktime Pro. You can export to all kind of other formats, and do some
very simple editing

cheers

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Rus
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      04-30-2006, 07:54 PM
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> Hi,
>
> I have a Kodak digital camera which also records short video clips. The
> videos are stored in a Quicktime format (*.MOV file) by the camera.
>
> Like most people, I use Windows, not Macintosh. I can open these videos
> with Quicktime player, but all I can do is play them - I can't edit
> them, compress them, or save them in other formats.
>
> Kodak told me I should buy Apple's video editing software - I checked
> into this option, but their software only runs on a Macintosh.
>
> I have Windows Movie Maker on my PC, but it won't open a Quicktime
> file.
>
> I need either (a) some kind of video editing software for Windows that
> can handle this file, or (b) some kind of utility that can convert it
> to something I can use with Windows Movie Maker.
>
> Can anyone recommend a product that can help me?
>
> Thanks,
> Frank
>
> PS. Why on earth would a company like Kodak choose to have its default
> format be something that's only usable by, what is it, the 3% of people
> who still use Apple computers? If I'd known that before I bought the
> camera I'd probably have gotten something else.
>


My Nikon camera uses the *.mov format also. I've got some software that's
reporting the files as MJPEG (Motion JPEG).

One of these days, when I have the time, I'm going to dig through my files
and find some MJPEG codecs to install on my computer. I'm wondering if I'll
be able to use VirtualDub for editing?

Maybe rename the fourcc and rename the extension to *.avi to use in
VirtualDub?

I dunno. Anyway, in the meantime, I've been converting those Nikon *.mov
files to DVD/VOB-iso using TMPGEnc (Tsunami MPEG Encoder) and it works fine.
I'm not sure that Tsunami natively supports *.mov. It might be the case that
I had to install a VFAPI plug-in to gain support for the *.mov files.

//rus\\
 
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Ken Maltby
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      04-30-2006, 08:25 PM

"Rus" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> (E-Mail Removed) wrote in news:1146367233.331864.177930
> @y43g2000cwc.googlegroups.com:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a Kodak digital camera which also records short video clips. The
>> videos are stored in a Quicktime format (*.MOV file) by the camera.
>>
>> Like most people, I use Windows, not Macintosh. I can open these videos
>> with Quicktime player, but all I can do is play them - I can't edit
>> them, compress them, or save them in other formats.
>>
>> Kodak told me I should buy Apple's video editing software - I checked
>> into this option, but their software only runs on a Macintosh.
>>
>> I have Windows Movie Maker on my PC, but it won't open a Quicktime
>> file.
>>
>> I need either (a) some kind of video editing software for Windows that
>> can handle this file, or (b) some kind of utility that can convert it
>> to something I can use with Windows Movie Maker.
>>
>> Can anyone recommend a product that can help me?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Frank
>>
>> PS. Why on earth would a company like Kodak choose to have its default
>> format be something that's only usable by, what is it, the 3% of people
>> who still use Apple computers? If I'd known that before I bought the
>> camera I'd probably have gotten something else.
>>

>
> My Nikon camera uses the *.mov format also. I've got some software that's
> reporting the files as MJPEG (Motion JPEG).
>
> One of these days, when I have the time, I'm going to dig through my files
> and find some MJPEG codecs to install on my computer. I'm wondering if
> I'll
> be able to use VirtualDub for editing?
>
> Maybe rename the fourcc and rename the extension to *.avi to use in
> VirtualDub?
>
> I dunno. Anyway, in the meantime, I've been converting those Nikon *.mov
> files to DVD/VOB-iso using TMPGEnc (Tsunami MPEG Encoder) and it works
> fine.
> I'm not sure that Tsunami natively supports *.mov. It might be the case
> that
> I had to install a VFAPI plug-in to gain support for the *.mov files.
>
> //rus\\


The 3.0 Xpress Encoder supports .mov, but 2.5 would require a plug-in.
I'm not sure what the "Tsunami" (www.tmpg-inc.com) branded encoder is,
but I think it is more like the Pegasys TMPGEnc 3.0 Xpress Encoder.

Luck;
Ken


 
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Mike Kujbida
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      04-30-2006, 09:03 PM
Rus wrote:
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> One of these days, when I have the time, I'm going to dig through my
> files and find some MJPEG codecs to install on my computer.



Try any of the following MJPEG codecs.
Morgan Multimedia at http://tinyurl.com/re4gd ($20)
MainConcept at http://tinyurl.com/zdt59 ($19)
Midvid JPEG Video Codec 1.0 at http://tinyurl.com/bflty (free)


> I'm wondering if I'll be able to use VirtualDub for editing?


I installed the Morgan Multimedia codec and it works there for me.


Mike
 
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Rus
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      05-01-2006, 02:00 AM
"Ken Maltby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> I'm not sure what the "Tsunami" (www.tmpg-inc.com) branded encoder is,
> but I think it is more like the Pegasys TMPGEnc 3.0 Xpress Encoder.
>
> Luck;
> Ken
>
>


Before there was Pegasys Inc there was Tsunami. Tsunami = Pegasys-inc.com

The T in TMPGEnc = Tsunami

All praise to the MPEG master: Hiroyuki Hori

see http://www.tmpgenc.net

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Ken Maltby
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      05-01-2006, 06:22 AM

"Rus" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Ken Maltby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed) :
>
>> I'm not sure what the "Tsunami" (www.tmpg-inc.com) branded encoder is,
>> but I think it is more like the Pegasys TMPGEnc 3.0 Xpress Encoder.
>>
>> Luck;
>> Ken
>>
>> ( You had to snip the one line from my post that mentions the 2.5

Encoder.)
>
> Before there was Pegasys Inc there was Tsunami. Tsunami = Pegasys-inc.com
>
> The T in TMPGEnc = Tsunami
>
> All praise to the MPEG master: Hiroyuki Hori
>

Without a doubt!

> see http://www.tmpgenc.net
>


So you are referring to the free 2.5 version, and you would then
need a plugin.
/Ken

> //rus\\



 
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      05-01-2006, 06:36 AM

"Rus" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Ken Maltby" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed) :
>
>> I'm not sure what the "Tsunami" (www.tmpg-inc.com) branded encoder is,
>> but I think it is more like the Pegasys TMPGEnc 3.0 Xpress Encoder.
>>
>> Luck;
>> Ken
>>
>>

>
> Before there was Pegasys Inc there was Tsunami. Tsunami = Pegasys-inc.com
>
> The T in TMPGEnc = Tsunami
>
> All praise to the MPEG master: Hiroyuki Hori



If he can ever learn what a 'track' is, and how to structure a program
interface.


 
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