|1.||converting MOD.MOV file type
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/24/2012 9:11:53 AM
My Panasonic camcorder records in MOD.MOV. I want to convert files for WMM v 2.1.4028.0
I have an AkmeFFmpeg file converter. It has 15 choices of file types, and 15 choices of codecs.
Which file type should I choose, and which codec should I choose. (Codec has "default" as one of its 15 choices).
|2.||Re: converting MOD.MOV file type
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/24/2012 2:07:17 PM
|3.||Should I use Panasonic's software - or third party?
Posted by zmzmzm on 10/4/2012 9:38:18 AM
When I download a video file from my Panasonic Camcorder using Panasonic's HDwriter software, I get (in addition to a ,m2ts (MPEG-TS) file ---- three other files:
".cont," ".pmpd," and a ".tmb" file. Are these files specifically for use by the HDwriter?
When I download a file directly (just drag and drop it into a new folder) I only get the .m2ts file.
I am trying to figure out whether I am better off using ...
|4.||Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted by zmzmzm on 11/6/2015 12:14:50 PM
I have been using v6.0 for years. I like the time line view. I am also familiar with it.
When I look at v16.4 it looks difficult to learn and unpleasant. Is there a good reason
to bother to learn V16.4? I don't need or want any more "effects" or "transitions."
I also use Wondershare - a commercial video editor. It has an "audio detach" feature
which I like. It's weak point for me - is that its "slow down" effect ...
|5.||Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted by zmzmzm on 11/6/2015 12:21:56 PM
Forgot to give details. Sorry.
I have versions: 6.0.6002.18005 and
16.4.3508.0205 Are these the latest?
|6.||Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted by zmzmzm on 11/8/2015 2:51:04 PM
Thanks Jem. 6 is the older version with the horizontal time line. 16 (the newer version) has an entirely different interface that looks confusing to me. That's why I asked if its worth learning 16. If it is better than 6 - what makes it so? That's what I'm wondering and whether its worth taking the trouble to learn.'
|7.||Re: Is it worth the trouble to learn v16.4
Posted by zmzmzm on 11/9/2015 7:15:42 PM
Thanks for your input. Your work requires a quiet mind to appreciate.
A few of your figures remind me of Michaelangelo's "Dying Slave."
With respect to Windows Movie Maker - we use it in very different ways.
|8.||Need advice on whether to upgrade
Posted by zmzmzm on 10/29/2013 1:27:24 PM
I haven't used WMM in about a year or so. I am running OS7 and WMMv6.
Is there an upgrade to v6 worth doing? I have put speed effects on my v6 which are very
handy for speeding up and slowing down in small increments. I don't want to lose this
Is there a good reason to take the trouble to upgrade?
|9.||Re: Need advice on whether to upgrade
Posted by zmzmzm on 10/29/2013 4:55:21 PM
Thanks Blaine. I appreciate your help. I also appreciate how quickly you reply.
My new site is hepcatstickers.com in case you want to take a look at some
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|10.||translucent "save movie file" window title bar lingers after closing program
Posted by zmzmzm on 11/30/2012 4:43:29 PM
Even after I close out of WMM 2.6 --- If I have saved my project as a movie --- a translucent - but clearly visible window title bar remains on the monitor screen and "shows" through any other window I may have up in any program, or any browser - or on the desktop itself.
In other words -- WMM does not completely close. The only way to get rid of the translucent window "save movie file" title bar from WMM is to restart. Hitting the "show desktop" ...
|11.||Re: translucent "save movie file" window title bar lingers after closing program
Posted by zmzmzm on 12/3/2012 11:29:45 AM
I just switched to 6.0. I will let you know if the problem persists.
Is there any reason to also have 2.6? (I deleted it).
|12.||Re: translucent "save movie file" window title bar lingers after closing program
Posted by zmzmzm on 12/3/2012 11:30:55 AM
I mean I uninstalled it (2.6).
|13.||Re: translucent "save movie file" window title bar lingers after closing program
Posted by zmzmzm on 12/7/2012 9:47:22 AM
The lingering translucent Windows title bar seems to be caused by Logitech's Setpoint mouse and keyboard software. As soon as I exit that software, the lingering bar disappears. The only thing I lose without the software is the zoom function of the Logitech cordless mouse wheel.
Just thought I'd give you an update on that.
|14.||Re: which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 10/12/2012 9:05:13 PM
I bought a Video Editor called "Wondershare." It plays m2ts and you can edit in m2ts and then convert to a variety of formats including wvm. You can download a free trial version. If you uninstall it, they will offer you 50% off - which brings it down to $19.95.
I like the interface which is similar to wmm - so wmm users can use it right away. It has contrast, hue, saturation, brightness and a slew of photoshop-like effects. I also has an easy crop feature.
I haven't ...
|15.||which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/28/2012 4:23:04 PM
I solved my blurry video problem. I bought a 1080 HD camcorder - a Panasonic. It records in an obnoxious m2ts format - probably to try to force one to use their software. After a couple of days of trial and error, I found a good free file converter called "Ace Video Converter." Found it on Sourceforge. It's simple and fast.
Seems that if I record in 16:9 --- my video gets squashed into 4:3 in the viewing pane of WMM (for XP).
Will it ...
|16.||Re: which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/28/2012 8:03:51 PM
The Ace video converter doesn't cause any change in the aspect ratio either -- the change is (at least in appearance) in the viewing pane of Classic WMM.
I wonder if it will save in 16:9 - even though it appears squashed in WMM.
|17.||Re: which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/30/2012 10:02:51 AM
Yes -- There is nothing like doing an actual test. I will do one and report back. Of course, I will have to make the correct choice in the "save movie as" drop down.
I downloaded your slow down -- speed up effects. Thank you.
Is there a contast effect that works in WMM 2.1 for XP? I downloaded a trial of Vidmex. It has a contrast effect plus a lot of other good stuff. The problem (or challenge) is that like all programs - you have to take the time ...
|18.||Re: which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/30/2012 10:14:39 AM
I went through all the possible "save movie as" choices in the drop down menu (under the "save movie for playback on my computer" choice)
There were about a dozen choices and they were all in 4:3. So, it seems to me that I would have to record to 4:3 if I want an undistorted movie.
Or else - I suppose buy a commercial movie maker program.
|19.||Re: which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/30/2012 4:39:11 PM
Not surprisingly (as you are really knowledgeable) - you have solved it. (it had been set to 4:3). Easy fix. Thank you.
Next question: There are online "fixes" that claim to make m2ts videos play in XP. One is PC Cleaner. I have read warnings about keeping away from registry cleaners. Do you know of a safe "fix" to make these files play in windows media player without first converting them. Ace Video Converter works fine -- but conversion takes time - and ...
|20.||Re: which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/30/2012 5:40:27 PM
I downloaded Mediaplayerlite -- an open source free player. It plays the M2ts but it plays in a jumpy way. That is - the progress indicator slider goes smoothly across for awhile then it stops -- then it gets jumpy.
I am guessing that someone who really understands this stuff, could make the correct adjustments in the settings --- I guess I'll see if I can get some help from them.
|21.||Re: which ratio should I record in?
Posted by zmzmzm on 10/1/2012 11:22:08 AM
I am trying VLC. The problem with it is that it insists on filling the entire monitor screen - and that
prevents the video from progressing --- even though the audio plays correctly. The video just stays on the opening frame. No matter what I check in the view menu - the program tries not only to fill the whole screen -- but to extend itself to my dual monitor - even when that monitor is turned off. If I manage to get it back to one monitor - it still insists on filling the entire ...
|22.||I want to share this great free video converter
Posted by zmzmzm on 10/5/2012 10:12:22 AM
I have been looking around for days to find the best free file converter to convert my .m2ts files generated by my Panasonic camcorder to .wmv files.
"Any Video Converter" - free version -- seems to be a great program. Not only does it convert files, but it has effects like brightness, saturation, contrast --- and it crops, flips and rotates.
I am just learning how to use it --- and like all programs --- it does take some experimentation -- but it ...
|23.||Re: I want to share this great free video converter
Posted by zmzmzm on 10/5/2012 12:02:16 PM
Funny you should say that --- because I haven't tried inserting the generated .WMV into WMM.
I "knew" that I shouldn't post until I tried that --- but I got so enthused that I skipped that important step. I'll try it now and report back.
|24.||Blurry movie of still image even with camera on tripod
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/24/2012 2:18:56 PM
I am taking a movie of my hand pointing to parts of a printed graphic in order to explain the graphic. The printed graphic (which is quite crisp) comes out blurry in the movie.
Perhaps I don't understand the limitations of home user level camcorders. (I have a Panasonic SDR-T70) Could it be that the movie will be sharper when converted to a different file type, as Windows media player is not happy with it in its original MOV.MOD file type. (it plays the movie but then ...
|25.||Re: Blurry movie of still image even with camera on tripod
Posted by zmzmzm on 9/24/2012 5:42:20 PM
I've got a feeling I made a mistake when I bought a standard definition camera.