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Re: [videoblogging] Converting mpeg 4 to avi or something else

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
August 22, 2004 | Post #848 | Topic #847

On 23/08/2004, at 12:27 PM, Andreas Haugstrup wrote: > > So I figure that I need to convert the Quicktime mpeg-4 files to > something > else so that I can import them into Premiere. Does anyone know how I > can > do this as cheaply as possible? I would prefer if I could do this for > free > of course. Premiere can import a bunch of stuff - uncompressed DV AVI > is > probably the easiest though. going from mpeg4 to uncompressed DV AVI is prob. not a good idea since you'll get quantization errors in the recompression. i'm surprised premiere can't cope, since you've got QT installed, and i thought Premiere could use QT as an 'engine' for video. perhaps only on a mac? 1. advice you don't want :-) work out how to edit with the mpeg4. (qt pro wil let you do very dirty editing within the player for eg.) 2. there are plenty of cheap tools that will do it :-) (again, QT pro would do this, just open the MPEG4, file export, choose format and export. I'd just use qt mov with compression set to none, work with that in premiere.) 3. try http://www.free-codecs.com/download/WinMPG_Video_Convert.htm 4. enjoy your holidays (why do i hammer qt pro. because for a few dollars it will let you convert most video formats to others, edit video, apply text tracks, make poster movies and so on. it solves a lot of problems very easily for very little cost. i like using a variety of tools but this one is my swiss army knife.) cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/