is there a reference: type I or type II

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Kristin, May 4, 2004.

  1. Kristin

    Kristin Guest


    Just wondering if there is a reference chart somewhere that could help me
    sort the different applications as to whether they will accept type I or
    type II avi? I am particularly interested in: Premiere Pro, Ulead VS7,
    Screenblast, and Studio 9 and the XP Movie Maker.

    If I find I have to convert some of my older stuff, What is the best way to
    do this?

    Kristin, May 4, 2004
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  2. Kristin

    Brian Guest

    You should be able to get this information by going to the company
    site for a certain program and look at the details for the program.
    eg Ulead In some cases the program will accept both type
    I and type II. If you are uncertain of the site address then try
    looking up the program in www.dvdrhelp or

    Regards Brian
    Brian, May 4, 2004
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  3. Most programs (the good ones, anyway...;-) will accept either
    type, and the choice of presets (and codec needed) is made in
    the program. It is unlikely now that you will run into type II now,
    and also unlikely if you are using a generic FireWire card (type
    II is "proprietary" in that the hareware and codec used with it
    tend to be brand/model-specific. The Canopus site does have
    good free converter software for the two types, but I think
    the type II files may need to be Canopus-generated. Basically,
    all of this is probably a non-issue for you...;-)
    David Ruether, May 4, 2004
  4. Kristin

    Rich Guest

    Can't help you on the reference chart other than Type II is what I normally
    encounter except Movie Maker 2 creates type I. is an excellent source of information.

    I usually use Ulead DV Converter to change from Type I to Type II. Its free
    and located at:

    I've also used Canopus DV File Converter which has more features (which I've
    never needed) it's also free and located at:

    My conversions have always been painless with the above.

    Rich, May 4, 2004
  5. Kristin

    Kristin Guest

    "> Can't help you on the reference chart other than Type II is what I

    Thanks! To all of you who took the time for explanations and great links!
    When I dig into this, I know I will find more good info here.

    Kristin, May 5, 2004
  6. Kristin

    Jaco Guest

    Dietmar Haltermann a écrit :
    You can get Canopus_DV_File_Converter.exe from the Canopus site.
    The program allows the AVI I <-> AVI II conversion
    Jaco, Jun 2, 2004
  7. I haven't got a table or such, but apps can react in strange ways to some.
    Ulead VS7 will edit AVI-2 much more slowly, similar to mpeg files, while
    AVI-1 edits like greased lightning.
    The new Canopus' Let's Edit will only handle AVI-2, with the most versatile
    edit scrolling choices I have come across. The DVD (mpeg) files it produces
    can be processed to DVDs with either Ulead VS7 or Power Producer very fast.


    Dietmar Haltermann, Jun 3, 2004
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