Canon and CODEC HELL

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Mike, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Apparently Canon is using a very old MJPEG codec to create
    movie files in their S1 IS camera. Gspot says the codec is
    "Motion JPEG including Huffman Tables", which, according to
    other websites is a format that existed before the MJPEG
    standard was even finalized.

    Has anyone found a workaround for this? All I'm trying to do
    is demultiplex and make some very basic edits.

    Mike, Dec 19, 2004
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  2. Mike

    A Guest

    Adobe Premiere supports Motion JPEG. Import it into Premiere, edit it and
    export it as an MPEG, or what other format you want.
    A, Dec 19, 2004
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  3. Mike

    A Guest

    Actually, thinking about it, Premiere maybe a bit expensive just to do this.
    I am sure there must be other cheaper image editing software which will
    allow you to import MJPEG.
    A, Dec 19, 2004
  4. Mike

    SleeperMan Guest

    I didn't have any problems with it. I tried Ulead's Video studio and
    CyberLink's Power Director - both can read it just fine. Except saving in
    same codec require special jpeg movie codec to be installed - but you can
    save in Divx, XVid etc...
    But, i must admit i was a bit surprised, too when i saw S1 uses motion jpeg
    format. On the other hand, it's still better than Olympus, which uses
    quicktime which needs quicktime player to be installed, while for S1 you
    don't need install anything to watch movies. Maybe in the future cameras
    will use other codecs, like Divx, Xvid, MPEG...but i guess it will require
    waaay more powerfull processor than it is now in cameras...
    SleeperMan, Dec 19, 2004
  5. Mike

    MarkH Guest

    Yes, there's Virtualdub, a free program that is capable of opening the avi
    and then saving it in a different avi format.
    MarkH, Dec 19, 2004
  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks Mark. That's exactly what I was looking for.
    Mike, Dec 19, 2004
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