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VanHee

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I just bought a new still camera (Kodak Z812 IS) that also takes 720p videos in Quicktime MPEG4 format with file extension .MOV

Trying to import the files into PowerDirector produces an error and aborts. If I convert the files to windows media (.wmv) first, it imports without problems.

Is there a fix for this?
RobertJ/OZ

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Hi VanHee,

According to the supported formats list,PD6 should be able to import .MOV Quicktime files, have you tried downloading to your hard drive first, then import into PD6

Regards

Robert

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armano

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I never had a problem importing mpeg4 or QT into PD5 or PD6, like Robert points out, maybe the files are not in the hard drive yet(althought, if she is conterting them to wmv they should be in the hard drive). Try coneccting the camera to your computer and "capture" the video with PD.

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VanHee

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I agree that the specs say I should be able to import MOV files. See:
http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/products/compare_4_ENU.html
However, it doesn't work for me. I'm definately working from a hard-drive copy of the file. Kodak claims the camera will not function as a webcam.

I've also recently lost my ability to convert the MOV files to WMV as my converter crashes when I try. I've tried other converters, most don't have the CODECs for converting to 720p. One that showes promise is the AVS Video Converter. I tried several AVI formats and none of them import either. The only thing I have found that sorta works consistantly is MPEG2. The problem I ran into there is that it downsized the fame size even though it claims to preserve it as original.

LeRoy
Dafydd Bevan - SoftDeko

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Hi LeRoy,

Please create a small - less than 10mb mov file and send it to me (I'll send you a PM). This is about a second of two - nothing more is needed. You must bring the video onto your hard drive and not pass it through any editing program.

I'll explain why in the PM.

Dafydd

For more information click the links given here:
PowerDirector Video Editor = 2,2.5,3,4,5,5P,6,7,8,9,10,11 Ultimate Suite, Ultimate Suite 2, Director Suite 2.
PowerDirector 12 Image Guides linking image guides on the forum.
Image Editor = One that makes transparent background PNG files is a "must have".
Gif Animation = Creating and converting an animation can give one's video a little "edge".
Check out PowerDVD, PhotoDirector, ColorDirector, AudioDirector & MediaShow
I use the Pixelan plug-ins, (*5) with PowerDirector 12 Click here to visit Pixelan Software.
Started with 8mm splice editing and B&W still image darkroom photography.
Honesty disclosure: CyberLink have provided me their software products at no charge.
Dafydd Bevan - SoftDeko

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Hi LeRoy,

Thank you for the MOV file.

I was able to play the file in PowerDirector 6 - it played in the Menu Library and in the time-line.

It doesn't appear to be a codec issue.

The QT program had NOT been updated in the testing computer.

Dafydd

For more information click the links given here:
PowerDirector Video Editor = 2,2.5,3,4,5,5P,6,7,8,9,10,11 Ultimate Suite, Ultimate Suite 2, Director Suite 2.
PowerDirector 12 Image Guides linking image guides on the forum.
Image Editor = One that makes transparent background PNG files is a "must have".
Gif Animation = Creating and converting an animation can give one's video a little "edge".
Check out PowerDVD, PhotoDirector, ColorDirector, AudioDirector & MediaShow
I use the Pixelan plug-ins, (*5) with PowerDirector 12 Click here to visit Pixelan Software.
Started with 8mm splice editing and B&W still image darkroom photography.
Honesty disclosure: CyberLink have provided me their software products at no charge.
VanHee

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That's good information. Thank you for testing the file.

As a result, I uninstalled PowerDirector 6 and reinstalled it. It now works correctly.

LeRoy
 
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