Importing videos in Movie Maker


S

Sinbad

I just got a Sony HDCX150 HD digital video recorder and I wanted to use it to
take videos and then integrate them into a movie with narration and pictures.
I find the version of Movie Maker I have 2.1.4027.0 will not allow
importantion of the files. I can use the PMB program (comes with Sony
camera) to save as a .wmv file, which I can import, but this makes a small
file. When I tell the PMB program to save as a .mpg file, the Movie Maker
give the following error: "20100530085606.mpg could not be imported. An
interface has too many methods to fire events from". The files are saved on
the Sony camera as a .m2ts file. The .m2ts file is about 21 meg, the .mpg
file is about 21 meg and the .wmv file is about 2 meg. I am trying to get
the best quality video and therefore think I need a larger file than 2 meg.

So, can Movie Maker inport a .mpg file (the Help section for Movie Maker
says YES). What can I try? Or do I need another program to integrate video,
pictures, titles and narration?
 
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Volunteer J

Sinbad said:
I just got a Sony HDCX150 HD digital video recorder and I wanted to
use it to take videos and then integrate them into a movie with
narration and pictures. I find the version of Movie Maker I have
2.1.4027.0 will not allow importantion of the files. I can use the
PMB program (comes with Sony camera) to save as a .wmv file, which I
can import, but this makes a small file. When I tell the PMB program
to save as a .mpg file, the Movie Maker give the following error:
"20100530085606.mpg could not be imported. An interface has too many
methods to fire events from". The files are saved on the Sony camera
as a .m2ts file. The .m2ts file is about 21 meg, the .mpg file is
about 21 meg and the .wmv file is about 2 meg. I am trying to get
the best quality video and therefore think I need a larger file than
2 meg.

So, can Movie Maker inport a .mpg file (the Help section for Movie
Maker says YES). What can I try? Or do I need another program to
integrate video, pictures, titles and narration?
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Smaller file size (in and of itself) does not
insure lower quality. If your .wmv files look
good in Movie Maker...they are fine. This
would be akin to converting a 25 MB TIFF
file into a 2.5 MB JPEG file. It depends on
the compression algorithm of the particular
format.

FWIW...Movie Maker has compatibility
issues with MPEG files. Even if you manage
to get them imported and edited...you could
have problems when saving.

Anyway...maybe the following articles will
offer some ideas:

Movie Maker - Importing AVCHD Files
http://www.papajohn.org/MM2-Importing-Video-AVCHD.html

How to edit AVCHD M2TS files from Sony HDR-SR1 camcorders
http://tinyurl.com/yldm3uz
or.....
http://www.jakeludington.com/camcor..._m2ts_files_from_sony_hdr-sr1_camcorders.html

Thread from Windows Movie Makers Forums
'AVCHD support'
http://tinyurl.com/ye2mvrc
or.....
http://www.windowsmoviemakers.net/Forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=114722

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S

Sinbad

Thanks, you answered my questions. I will convert to .wmv files as the video
I see on my laptop is fine.
 
V

Volunteer J

Sinbad said:
Thanks, you answered my questions. I will convert to .wmv files as
the video I see on my laptop is fine.
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You're welcome.

Thanks for the update.

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S

Sinbad

Hi,

I had a few more questions about using Movie Maker to edit videos. What I
the recorded audio on a video segment has a problem. Can I stop the recorded
audio in part and record a narration to continue to correct an error? How
would I do this? What are the restrictions? Must I remove the entire audio
which was recorded when I shot the video and replace it with audio or
narration or ???

Also, can I edit the color saturation and contract of a video segment with
Movie Maker and how do I do it? What are the restrictions?
 
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Volunteer J

Sinbad said:
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Can I stop the recorded audio in part and record a
narration to continue to correct an error? How would
I do this?
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Long reply...good luck...

You can split the file anywhere you wish and right
click / mute any portion. Then add your narration
to the Autio/Music track and drag it left or right to
align it.

Info on splitting:

Play the video/audio by clicking the
"Play" button under the view screen.

You will see the Playback Indicator
(vertical line) advancing across the
timeline.

Click the "Pause" button at the point
where you wish to split and type...
Ctrl+L or click the "Split" button at the
bottom of the view screen.
(you can also make adjustments by
dragging the Playback Indicator)

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What are the restrictions?
=====================================
Your imagination.
=====================================
Must I remove the entire audio which was recorded
when I shot the video and replace it with audio or
narration or ???
=====================================
You could right click / mute the whole music track
and add wht ever you like to the Audio / Music track.
=====================================
Also, can I edit the color saturation and contract
of a video segment with Movie Maker and how
do I do it? What are the restrictions?
=====================================
This can be done with various effects. You can
also create Custom Effects.

Creating Custom Effects and
Transitions in Windows Movie Maker
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms867186.aspx

The following XML code from Rehan will give you
a set of color filters. Copy paste the code into
Notepad and then save it in "C:\Program Files\Movie
Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX" fodler with name "colorfitlers.xml".
You may have to create the AddOnTFX folder if this is
the first time you are saving the custom effects xml.



<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0">
<Effects>
<EffectDLL guid="{B4DC8DD9-2CC1-4081-9B2B-20D7030234EF}" >
<Effect name="Color Filter: Greenish" iconid="16" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue" />
<Param name="Value" value="0.3" />
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.3" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Color Filter: Blueish" iconid="16" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue" />
<Param name="Value" value="0.0" />
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.0" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Color Filter: Orangish" iconid="16" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue" />
<Param name="Value" value="0.6" />
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.6" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Color Filter: Yellowish" iconid="16" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue" />
<Param name="Value" value="0.5" />
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.5" />
</Effect>
<Effect name="Color Filter: Redish" iconid="16" >
<Param name="InternalName" value="Hue" />
<Param name="Value" value="0.66" />
<Param name="EndValue" value="0.66" />
</Effect>
</EffectDLL>
</Effects>
</TransitionsAndEffects>



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