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Re: [videoblogging] hello from Craige

By Craige Moore | "Craige Moore" <craige@...> | garbonzothebean
July 6, 2004 | Post #269 | Topic #262

Andreas Haugstrup said: > On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 23:52:06 -0500, Jay Dedman <jay@...> wrote: > >> so who has a PC and can help Craige do his first videoblog? > > Hi Craige and welcome! > I'm glad you like the concept of videoblogging as much as the rest of us. > :o) > > The first step is to get Movie Maker to recognize the files. For that you > need to convert the MOV files to something else - preferably AVI. > > If you want to spend cash Quicktime Pro should be able to both handle this > and should have editing capabilities. I DON'T OWN the program though so I > have NO IDEA what it looks like and what it can do. That's my disclaimer > in capital letters. Quicktime Pro costs $30 from > <http://www.apple.com/quicktime/&gt; I looked at Quicktime Pro and considered buying it for about half a second. I am also determined to get up and running without paying anything. > > I am thinking about buying Quicktime Pro myself because it looks like it > has better compression capabilities than what I'm using now. > > Aaaanyway, I googled a bit and found this: > <http://www.winmpg.com/mov-converter.html&gt; > > It should be able to convert MOV files into AVI files that you can then > import into Movie Maker. The free trial version will only convert the > first five minutes of a video file, but that isn't a limitation in your > case. So try out the free trial and see if it works. I will definitely check that out this evening. I gather that Movie Maker is probably a lot simpler to use than the Adobe program I was attempting to use (and which crashed when I tried to view my movie in realtime). > > Once you work a bit with Movie Maker you'll start cursing it's limitations > (only one video track and one audio track). I haven't yet found a free or > cheap, lightweight editing program for PC. Quicktime Pro might be the > answer, but like I said: I haven't tried it yet. I'd like to magically > find something Open Source. :o) That shouldn't be a problem for me, since my camera doesn't record sound. If I get into it more I will hijack my fiance's mini-DV camera and his Mac where he has imovie and Final Cut Pro, but for now I want to try to do this on my own. He's crazy-busy editing a documentary and doesn't exactly have time for me hijack his equipment right now anyway. ;) Thanks for all your advice. -Craige http://craigemorsels.com > > - Andreas > -- > Personal: <http://www.solitude.dk&gt; > File Thingie - PHP File Manager <http://www.solitude.dk/filethingie/&gt; >