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getting advanced video editor to convert mts files to usable format


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I'm using the advanced video editor (video wave) to put together about 25 clips of high def .mts video from my canon cam corder. As I put about the first five clips into the story line, the program prompts me to convert them into a usable format (.mpg). As I drag more clips onto the storyline, it stops converting them to mpg files and the result is that the program hangs and gets very slow. I get a mix of .mpg and .mts files in the story line and I think it is causing the problem. How can I get video wave to convert each file to mpg (assuming that's what it needs to use the .mts files)?

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I'm using the advanced video editor (video wave) to put together about 25 clips of high def .mts video from my canon cam corder. As I put about the first five clips into the story line, the program prompts me to convert them into a usable format (.mpg). As I drag more clips onto the storyline, it stops converting them to mpg files and the result is that the program hangs and gets very slow. I get a mix of .mpg and .mts files in the story line and I think it is causing the problem. How can I get video wave to convert each file to mpg (assuming that's what it needs to use the .mts files)?

 

You mean you are dragging files to the storyline as its converting previous files? If yes then why not wait until its finished converting before adding the next file

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You mean you are dragging files to the storyline as its converting previous files? If yes then why not wait until its finished converting before adding the next file

No, it will have finished converting a file and simply decide not to try to convert the next one. I want it to convert each file I drag to the story line-how do I make that happen. Alternately, is there an easy way to convert all files using the file converter (as opposed to one file at a time)?

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No, it will have finished converting a file and simply decide not to try to convert the next one. I want it to convert each file I drag to the story line-how do I make that happen. Alternately, is there an easy way to convert all files using the file converter (as opposed to one file at a time)?

 

 

You don't make it do anything. VideoWave either does the conversion, or it doesn't.

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Very odd??? First it would be best to have VideoWave working as it should! So we want to make sure it isn't something in the file that is choking it…

 

For the ones that do not get converted into a proxy file and crash the program… What happens if you load one of them first?

 

One thing I have done that worked well, is pay attention to the location where it is saving the proxy mpg files. Then I just use those converted files after I have feed them all into VW one at a time…

 

For a mass convert, use SyncIt! under Edit & Transfer — Drag and Drop Convert.

 

Set it for where you want them to land and the output, then drag all of them and drop it in the 'hole'… Come back later.

 

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Very odd??? First it would be best to have VideoWave working as it should! So we want to make sure it isn't something in the file that is choking it…

 

For the ones that do not get converted into a proxy file and crash the program… What happens if you load one of them first?

 

One thing I have done that worked well, is pay attention to the location where it is saving the proxy mpg files. Then I just use those converted files after I have feed them all into VW one at a time…

 

For a mass convert, use SyncIt! under Edit & Transfer — Drag and Drop Convert.

 

Set it for where you want them to land and the output, then drag all of them and drop it in the 'hole'… Come back later.

 

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Its seems like it wants to always convert the first few files, then it stops prompting me to convert.

 

Ok, I will manually convert them. Question on that, is the conversion quality that I choose to edit the files in (the quality that they are in when I place them on the story board), the quality that will be used when I burn it to blu-ray? I did convert some using the conversion program (not the syncit) and I chose bluray. It did convert the files and the story board took them, but on playback on the computer they looked a bit distorted. Is it possible that the image quality that I see on the computer will actually improve when played on the blu ray player? It seems like it is easier to manipulate the files if they are converted to a lower quality file, but I want to get the highest quality output because I'm using blu ray. Thanks for your help

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Its seems like it wants to always convert the first few files, then it stops prompting me to convert.

 

Ok, I will manually convert them. Question on that, is the conversion quality that I choose to edit the files in (the quality that they are in when I place them on the story board), the quality that will be used when I burn it to blu-ray? I did convert some using the conversion program (not the syncit) and I chose bluray. It did convert the files and the story board took them, but on playback on the computer they looked a bit distorted. Is it possible that the image quality that I see on the computer will actually improve when played on the blu ray player? It seems like it is easier to manipulate the files if they are converted to a lower quality file, but I want to get the highest quality output because I'm using blu ray. Thanks for your help

No you missed about 1/2 of what I said…

 

Go back and reread carefully.

 

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I'm using the advanced video editor (video wave) to put together about 25 clips of high def .mts video from my canon cam corder. As I put about the first five clips into the story line, the program prompts me to convert them into a usable format (.mpg). As I drag more clips onto the storyline, it stops converting them to mpg files and the result is that the program hangs and gets very slow. I get a mix of .mpg and .mts files in the story line and I think it is causing the problem. How can I get video wave to convert each file to mpg (assuming that's what it needs to use the .mts files)?

 

I have same problem. However in my case I had only two offending clips and VW application was able to convert both of them from .MTS to .MPG after that I was able to use the clips and create the DVD with it. This problem I think requires further investigation as I have many questions related to it so I think I will start another thread and see what happens.

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