Are AVI/M-JPEG files type 1 or type 2 Avi's?????

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by mouln, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. mouln

    mouln Guest

    My video editing software (Studio 9)can only handle type 2 avi's
    I am considering buying a small digital camera (Canon SD300) that has
    the ability to record full frame 640 X 480 avi's at 29.97 frame rates.
    I emailed Canon and asked them what type of avi's this camera records,
    type 1 or type 2, and they responded that the AVI files taken with the
    PowerShot SD300 are the "AVI/M-JPEG file types."

    Does anyone know whether these AVI files (the AVI/M-JPEG files.) are
    type 1 or type 2?
    Thanks for your help!
     
    mouln, Mar 5, 2005
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  2. The camera doesn't record avi files, it records a digital video stream.

    The software that downloads the video creates a computer file which
    contains the video stream.

    The format of the file is determined by the software; some software
    lets you select from several formats.

    HTH,
    Gino
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 6, 2005
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  3. mouln

    grimmrlg Guest

    I don't know the difference between type 1 and 2 AVI files, but I have
    successfully edited video from a Canon SD200 using Studio 9. The only
    minor problem I noted was that the playback of the SD200 video clips in
    the preview panel makes them look tall and skinny. Since the frame rate
    is 30 FPS instead of 29.97, you also get a warning, but the resultant
    files and burned DVDs are fine. I've also intermixed standard video
    from a DV camcorder into the edit with no problems. I did not use any
    conversion software, I copied the video files directly from the SD
    memory card and opened with Studio 9. The files from the camera are
    AVI files.
     
    grimmrlg, Mar 20, 2005
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  4. mouln

    V Green Guest

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    The camera records .AVI files directly to the storage media card,
    you can then read the card directly with any PC with the
    appropriate CODEC installed. You don't need to use the clunky
    and slow camera cable to PC connection at all.

    I know you meant well, Gino, don't take offense...
     
    V Green, Mar 20, 2005
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  5. You know, I hadn't noticed that the OP was talking about a still
    camera.

    My bad, so if I want to take offense, it has to be at me :)

    Anyway, we need to keep us posters honest, so thanks for the
    correction.

    Gino
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 20, 2005
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