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Sam Abrams
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      03-14-2012, 02:25 AM
I'm trying to find screen capture freeware that will work with Vegas. The
one I've tried so far, Cam Studio, offers AVI compression that Vegas doesn't
like, such as Xvid. Is there something that offers compression that Vegas
will work with without trouble?

Thanks,
Sam

 
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      03-14-2012, 02:58 AM
Sam Abrams wrote:
> I'm trying to find screen capture freeware that will work with Vegas.
> The one I've tried so far, Cam Studio, offers AVI compression that Vegas
> doesn't like, such as Xvid. Is there something that offers compression
> that Vegas will work with without trouble?
>
> Thanks,
> Sam


If CamStudio is doing a good job of capturing the screen, you'd
be better off just finding a tool to convert the Xvid, into
some other format that Vegas likes.

Paul
 
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      03-14-2012, 09:46 AM
On Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:58:22 -0400, in 'rec.video.desktop',
in article <Re: screen capture software that will work with Vegas?>,
Paul <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Sam Abrams wrote:
>> I'm trying to find screen capture freeware that will work with Vegas.
>> The one I've tried so far, Cam Studio, offers AVI compression that Vegas
>> doesn't like, such as Xvid. Is there something that offers compression
>> that Vegas will work with without trouble?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Sam

>
>If CamStudio is doing a good job of capturing the screen, you'd
>be better off just finding a tool to convert the Xvid, into
>some other format that Vegas likes.
>
> Paul


Sam, I agree with Paul.

Even though your screen is undoubtedly 4:4:4 RGB, the Xvid-encoded
..avi files that CamStudio produces are most likely chroma-decimated
4:2:0 YUV files.

Xvid is based upon the old MPEG-4 Part 2 codec and you should be able
to open these Xvid-encoded .avi files in VirtualDub v1.9.11, for
example, and save them out as non-compressed 4:2:0 planar YCbCr (YV12)
..avi files that Vegas will accept as input.

And if the CamStudio .avi files happen to contain a lossy compressed
sound track, especially if it's MPEG Layer III VBR, save the audio
track from VirtualDub as non-compressed linear PCM for the best
compatibility.

You can use MediaInfo Lite v0.7.53 to confirm the codec/s used in the
files produced by CamStudio and the files that you save out of
VirtualDub.

VirtualDub
http://www.virtualdub.org/

MediaInfo Lite
http://www.codecguide.com/download_other.htm#mediainfo

HTH.

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[also covers AVCHD (including AVCCAM & NXCAM) and XDCAM EX].
 
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