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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by rosmari, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. rosmari

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    I'm editing .avi videos (converted from 8mm movies), and using Virtualdub filters. When I try to "save it as .avi", I get the message "cannot initialize smart rendering. The selected video codec is able to compress the source video, but cannot match the same compressed format".

    Not understanding much about codec, I had downloaded Xvid MPEG-4 Codec. Evidently this is not what I need.

    Please help!
     
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  3. rosmari

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    got it - thank you.

    Now, I filtered it with Brightness/Contrast, and Deshaker v2.4 (which I added). But:
    is there a filter that enhances color?
    in certain sections, I'd like to slow down the movie to fewer frames/sec. Can I do that?
    The person who took the original movies seems to have had trouble holding the camera straight, and much of the movie is at an angle. Is there a way to correct that (section by section, if possible)?
     
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    I now seem to have a de-compression problem.
    I managed to do some filtering with VirtualDub (Deshaker v2.4) and then saved it as .avi, after compressing it with Xvid MPEG-4.
    It is now an .avi file, of the same duration, but the size has shrunk from 858 MB to 183KB.
    How do I make it usable?
     
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