Incorporating .avi file on computer into video

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by chesapeake_boy, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. I have an .avi file captured on my PC which I would like to combine
    with footage from my camcorder. I use Pinnacle Studio 8 but I don't
    see how to do this with this package. Is it possible with another
    package? Which one?

    chesapeake_boy, Dec 23, 2004
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  2. chesapeake_boy wrote ...
    Pinnacle8 doesn't allow you to import a file?
    Richard Crowley, Dec 23, 2004
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  3. chesapeake_boy

    Ken Maltby Guest

    If your name means anything, you might look into:

    It looks like many of the features of the Movie Edit Pro
    are in the Video Deluxe 2.0 Plus. If you froogle on "Magix
    Video Deluxe 2.0 Plus" you can find it for less that $15 US.
    (I have seen it for $9.95) You could try that out and if you
    like it, but want the new features, you could use an upgrade
    discount. It might be that the 2.0 plus has all the features
    you need.

    Ken Maltby, Dec 23, 2004
  4. chesapeake_boy

    Big Bill Guest

    In Studio editing mode, import the file from your camera, and edit as
    you wish.
    Then, import the AVI file; the already edited content will remain in
    the timeline part. Now, edit as you wish.
    Or vice versa.
    This should work; it does for me.
    Big Bill, Dec 23, 2004
  5. chesapeake_boy

    Susan Guest


    The ability to load video is a basic function of any non-linear
    editor. If you cannot do that, it means you don't have even a basic
    understanding of how the application functions, or how to effectively
    use it, which also means most of the knowledgeable posters on this
    newsgroup will not take you seriously enough to respond to your
    questions. If you learn even a little about an application before you
    begin posting you are much more likely to receive meaningful

    All of the following information is included in the Studio help files
    and in the manual. If you didn't receive a manual, you should have
    an electronic copy in your Studio 8 folder, or you can download one
    from the Pinnacle site. Sometime when you have nothing else to do,
    you might take a look at the manual, it has a number of interesting
    topics you might find enlightening.

    In Studio, you must be in EDIT mode to add footage to a project.

    In EDIT mode, the upper left section of your screen is called the
    ALBUM. The upper tab shows a camcorder icon, and when you click on
    that tab you get a series of Video Scenes if there is a scene-detected
    video file open. If the file is not scene-detected, you will only
    have one scene depicted, which represents the entire file. You add
    video to your project (timeline, storyboard or text view) by pulling
    one or more "scenes" from the ALBUM down to the timeline area.

    If you want to "mix" scenes from two files of captured video, you open
    the first file and pull the required scenes to the timeline. THEN,
    you open the second file by navigating to it on your hard drive and
    clicking on the file. If the file you want is not in the folder with
    your first file, they you must use the FOLDER icon to locate that
    folder, then click on the desired file. Once the scenes populate the
    ALBUM, you can pull them to the timeline where you would like to place

    I am assuming you know enough about Windows to understand the concept
    of folders, and that you will be able to figure out how to navigate to
    the folder where your AVI file was captured.

    Studio 8 was one of the worst Products ever introduced by Pinnacle.
    It is now a legacy application and is no longer supported by Pinnacle.
    If you insist on using Studio 8, you should be using version 8.8.4,
    which is by far the most stable version.

    However, if you are really interested in using Studio, you should
    upgrade to Studio 9 and load the latest patch. Any version of Studio
    above version 9.1 is several hundred percent better than any previous
    version of Studio. Under no circumstances should you use any version
    of Studio 9 below 9.1.

    Hope this helps.

    Susan, Dec 24, 2004
  6. How can you have an AVI file "captured" on your computer when you cannot
    "capture" with the software/hardware you have?
    Digital Video Solutions, Dec 24, 2004
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