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When I try to add video clips to VideoWave, the program hangs. I am adding MTS files. There is one file that I can add, it is 132 MB, but others cause the program to hang. The others are even smaller files.

 

When I add the files directly from MyDVD, the files add OK.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

 

 

Intel 17 920

ATI HD Radeon 5770

Windows 7, 64 bit

6 MB Ram

Canon Vixia HFS100

 

 

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When I try to add video clips to VideoWave, the program hangs. I am adding MTS files. There is one file that I can add, it is 132 MB, but others cause the program to hang. The others are even smaller files.

 

When I add the files directly from MyDVD, the files add OK.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

 

 

Intel 17 920

ATI HD Radeon 5770

Windows 7, 64 bit

6 MB Ram

Canon Vixia HFS100

 

I had a similar problem using .mts file extensions. It wasn`t until recently that the program started putting up a "file is invalid" message when I mistakenly added them to a video recently.

 

The best workaround for this is to use copy and convert to convert the .mts you want to edit into a mpeg 2 as an intermediary working format. While these files will be much larger than the .mts files, you should have no problems editing them.

 

When your project is complete, you can then render the video back into h264 mp4 or whatever you`d like to save space, and delete the larger mpeg files. There seems to be very little quality loss if you select the highest custom settngs when converting the files.

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Hi Slowbow,

 

Thanks for the tip, but the workaround is unnaceptable to me. Roxio should be able to handle mts files. In fact, as I wrote above, one of the files is able to be added. The problem with the workaround is that you need to transcode the files to MPEG-2. When you transcode to MPEG-2 and then transcode again back to mts, you are losing video quality.

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Hi Slowbow,

 

Thanks for the tip, but the workaround is unnaceptable to me. Roxio should be able to handle mts files. In fact, as I wrote above, one of the files is able to be added. The problem with the workaround is that you need to transcode the files to MPEG-2. When you transcode to MPEG-2 and then transcode again back to mts, you are losing video quality.

 

Why not save a copy of the original .mts file, before you transcode to MPEG-2? Then you won't have to transcode the MPEG-2 back to .mts.

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Grandpabruce,

 

I don''t know what you mean. The problem is that you are transcoding from MTS to MPEG-2. Right at that point there is quality loss.

 

After trying it again and waiting longer, It seems that I can addt MTS files, but it takes a long time for Videowave to free up its resources to where I can begin editing. Then the editing process is very slow. The odd thing is that I can add and edit a different MTS file much faster - in fact very fast.

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Hi Slowbow,

 

Thanks for the tip, but the workaround is unnaceptable to me. Roxio should be able to handle mts files. In fact, as I wrote above, one of the files is able to be added. The problem with the workaround is that you need to transcode the files to MPEG-2. When you transcode to MPEG-2 and then transcode again back to mts, you are losing video quality.

 

 

I think youll find upon further research that most editing programs out there use an intermediary codec to edit .MTS and .M2TS files. Even Final Cut Pro and Avid re-encode the raw files for editing.

 

While some of these more expensive programs do allow you to then link the edited mpeg or mov files to the original AVCHD files from the camera and make the cuts in them as noted on the intermediary files so there is no quality loss, they still lack the power to edit the raw files directly.

 

I find the quality loss so many claim when re-encoding video is not really something that is noticeable. Unless you r a professional editor who is editing video for a living (in which case your going to need a lot more than Roxio and a home computer anyways) I find the Roxio program quite acceptable and affordable even with the encoding limitations.

 

I dont think this alleged quality loss that I have not even been able to notice following the described procedure is really going to make a difference, considering video for the net is going to be re-encoded anyway, and until Im on a level where I need to spend the big $$$ to create content that I intend to sell to Hollywood, I think Ill just make my life a whole lot easier and convert to mpeg for easy editing.

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The MTS files from the Canon camcorders are fully compatible with Roxio…

 

I did have one PC that would not utilize those files whereas another one would.

 

I have since reformatted that 8300 but have not had a chance to put Roxio back on yet… Probably later today. ;)

 

Now you got me worried. I use a Canon and I get an "invalid file" warning when loading MTS into videowave.

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Now you got me worried. I use a Canon and I get an "invalid file" warning when loading MTS into videowave.

I used to get the same thing, but not since I reformatted and reinstalled everything works ;)

 

Just got the Canon S21 last week – since I had a 2nd PC with Roxio and they worked there, I did the Format on the 8300. Now they work on both.

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I used to get the same thing, but not since I reformatted and reinstalled everything works ;)

 

Just got the Canon S21 last week – since I had a 2nd PC with Roxio and they worked there, I did the Format on the 8300. Now they work on both.

 

I thought long and hard about upgrading my system, but the thing is only a few years old and for themost part does what I want it to. As long as it`s getting the job done, I`ll think I`ll just stick with what works. Much easier on the budget that way nowadays :)

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I thought long and hard about upgrading my system, but the thing is only a few years old and for themost part does what I want it to. As long as it`s getting the job done, I`ll think I`ll just stick with what works. Much easier on the budget that way nowadays :)

Nothing wrong with that! ;)

 

BTW – nice fish!

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Nothing wrong with that! ;)

 

BTW – nice fish!

 

Thanx,

 

I wish some more folks would post up to my thread in general chat "What Have You Done" so we could see what they are doing with their program when they get it running

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