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Hi All. I'm trying out a Sony AX-2000 AVCHD camcorder. I taped some video last night and downloaded to my pc via the SD card slot but the file is unusable in Videowave. It asks me to transcode. In Capture, I didn't have the option of downloading to any format (eg: MPGEG2) unlike downloading tape. Does anyone have any suggestions? I know this program works with AVCHD! Cheers!

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Hi All. I'm trying out a Sony AX-2000 AVCHD camcorder. I taped some video last night and downloaded to my pc via the SD card slot but the file is unusable in Videowave. It asks me to transcode. In Capture, I didn't have the option of downloading to any format (eg: MPGEG2) unlike downloading tape. Does anyone have any suggestions? I know this program works with AVCHD! Cheers!

 

Did you actually capture or did you just copy? Did Video Wave tell you that it was going to transcode or did it really say for you to do it?

 

Sony has never been known for complying with standards. That is a pretty expensive camcorder. What are the particulars of that AVCHD file? You can use gspot codec information applicance (free) to get that information.

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Hi. Thanks for responding. I downloaded that program and here's what it says after analyzing the file:

 

"File Type: MPEG2 Transport Stream

Mime Type: Video/.mp2t

 

Just now, I attempted to input this file into Videowave and the program imediately went into "Videowave Not Responding" mode! What gives?!!! Thanks!

 

P.S. I actually captured this file and it plays in Media Player as well! Last night, I got the transcoding message when trying to use the file in Videowave.

Wierd.

 

When I "scene detect" this file, the message is "

"This file format cannot be scene detected! Please transcode it and then use the transcoded file to detect scenes."

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Hi. Thanks for responding. I downloaded that program and here's what it says after analyzing the file:

 

"File Type: MPEG2 Transport Stream

Mime Type: Video/.mp2t

 

Just now, I attempted to input this file into Videowave and the program imediately went into "Videowave Not Responding" mode! What gives?!!! Thanks!

 

P.S. I actually captured this file and it plays in Media Player as well! Last night, I got the transcoding message when trying to use the file in Videowave.

Wierd.

 

When I "scene detect" this file, the message is "

"This file format cannot be scene detected! Please transcode it and then use the transcoded file to detect scenes."

 

In the future, just copy the files to your system hard drive. It saves time and any transcoding issues.

 

Put the entire file into Vidoe Wave and then outpout it to a High definition mpg2 file. Use that to select the scenes.

 

If that doesn't work, time for "Any Video Converter" (free. Mak esure you select a high defintion mog2 file or similar if you are going to make a blu-ray or AVCHD disc. If not, just select mpg2 with srandard definition.

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No soap on just downloading and importing into Videowave to convert. Nope. I used that CNET program to convert to MPGEG and when I import it into Videowave, the program crashes.

 

Please put your computer specs into your signature so we don't have to keep asking. Please take the time to use the correct terminology. I keep saying COPY and you keep posting Capture. Which is it?

 

Did the file convert properly with "Any Video Converter"? What options did you select and what is mpgeg?

 

Does Video Wave work with other video files?

 

Did that camcorder come with software?

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Alienware Aurora,6 gigs of memory, quad core precessor 3.33 ghz and using a 64 bit operating system with Windows 7 Home Premium. Nvidia GeForce GTX260 video card. This is my foray into AVCHD so if my terminology is a bit off, please excuse me! I downloaded video from a Sandisc SD card this morning. Now, one of the files contains video from a Panasonic AVCHD cam and the other the current Sony AX2000. For some reason, the files from the Panny will load and play on Vidoewave (though I can't Detect Scene because it says I need to transcode these files) but the Sony won't play at all and causes the program to crash.

The last download I did was through "My Computer", copies and pasted the files to a My Video file. I used the CNET program to convert the Sony files to

MPEG2 but they won't play in Videowave. Using "Any Video Converter", the file I choose is a "MTS" file which I instruct it to "MPEG2 Movie", correct?

When I go back to the MyVideo file, they still show up in AVCHD format. Yes, Videowave works with other files and "yes" the camcorder did come with a utility software entitled "Content Management Utility For AVCHD Camcorder" and that was downloaded too. This software doesn't make any difference in the fact that the files downloaded were "MTS" files. The options in the video converter program is "Customized AVI Movie" and "Customized WMV Movie."

 

Of note, when I hook up the Sony, Roxio Capture comes up but only displays the "Sony" files, not the ones taken previously with the Panasonic. Interesting.

I can see the Panasonic and Sony videos in MyVideo in My Documents.

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I know that most consumer video editors do not support the Sony XDCAM files which is a pro level camcorder. I have no idea what Sony is doing with their expensive camcorders, but the files do not follow the AVCHD standards for consumers.

 

What Panasonic files are you using? If you would like to post some short files (50-100MB) on a file sharing service, we would be glad to test them. UpforDown or YouSendIt are free. Just post the link here.

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http://www.upfordown.com/files/download/9457/HD%20Videos00001.MTS for the Sony file. The camcorder I originally used was a Panasonic HMC-40. That file plays on Videowave. The problem I'm having is grasping the whole AVCHD technology. Unlike the Sony MTS file, when you go to the Panasonic file, there's first a "BDMV" file which you open to "ClipNF" then another file is under that "Playlistt" and another under that "Stream." The "Stream" file is where you can access the video clip and I can paste a clip onto Videowave without problems. The Sony MTS clip causes the program to become unstable and then close each time. Thanks.
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If you are going to play with computers, you really should learn little of the language so your posts are not as confusing and everything has to be asked multiple times…

 

Download is a word you are throwing around a lot…

 

It means downloading a file from the internet and nothing else!

 

You cannot “download” a file from an SD card slot.

 

If you are using Capture, you cannot “download” anything!

 

Likewise you never could “download” a tape…

 

You Capture from tapes and other video Inputs to your PC.

 

You Copy files from SD card and camcorder internal memory.

 

You don’t have to be a programmer to know and use these simple terms, just be willing to put forth a little effort to learn a little…

 

You also need to place your PC info into your Sig as Steve suggested. Look up top at "My Settings".

 

Going on 80 posts since January, you are becoming a welcome regular :lol:

 

Edit: with the file you posted, I had no problem with VideoWave adding the file and playing it. It has no audio so I am assuming this is not the original file from the SD card???

 

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In running the video, did you find it ran slowly? I have audio by the way and that's fine. I used the "Any Video Converter" program. It worked as far as being able to put it on the Timeline of Videowave but it ran slowly . Not the same result when I used the Panasonic shot file. It's frustrating that I have to use a third party transcoder to convert this file to an MPEG2. The Roxio won't I guess? It's enough to make me want to go back to tape! Thanks. Here's the link for the Panasonic file also on my hard drive and which plays flawlessly in Videowave. http://www.upfordown...ments/00004.MTS. This file was from the Panasonic. Interestingly, when I insert my SD card into the desktop and activiate "capture" in Roxio, only the Sony files come up, not the Panasonic ones. Thanks.

 

 

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Oops, Sorry!!! Both of them DO have Audio!

 

It is just that there was so little in the first one that I missed the little spikes:

 

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Much more pronounced in the second one since they are talking:

 

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I can add both of these to VideoWave with no conversion and they work without any problems.

 

I still don’t think that either is the RAW mts file generated by the Sony… The ‘people’ is only 1440 X 1088 frame size @ 8976 Kbps and the ‘Dog’ is 1920 X 1088 @ 21800 Kbps.

 

I am not having any trouble using the files you provided.

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Hi. I was offline for a few days. Interesting you can use the Sony MTS files with no problems in Videowave. Just the presence of an MTS file in the Media Window seems to cause this program to crash. I recorded the Sony images at the "at 1080/60i and bit rate is 24 mps. That's the default setting on this cam but you're able to use the video which is strange. I can integreate the Panasonic video into Timeline but not the Sony AND there's no conversion request when I chose a Sony panel, unlike the Panasonic. This has to be a setting issue somewhere in the Roxio program. then. If this doesnt work out, I'll have to change to a brand new editing suite like Vegas I guess.

The computer is certainly up for the task, hardware wise. Any other suggestions? Thanks.

 

 

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If no one can duplicate your results, it isn’t the software… :glare:

 

I would be inclined to uninstall the Roxio Suite then reboot and reinstall it.

 

I would also consider a new HDD and starting from scratch! – if it resolves the issue, you can decide where to go from there.

 

As another user who has also offered advice in this thread, I agree with Jim.

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Keep us up to date on your progress!

 

Will do! Let me ask you again, Did you have any problems bringing the MTS files I sent you into Videowave and then being to edit it? Did Videowave first ask you to convert the file first? I was never offered that opportunity in Videowave and when I attempted to "Scene Detect" the file to break it up into segments, the program promptly crashed. I'll reinstall it and then try the same procedure in Videowave. Hope I get a different resujlt?

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Reinstalled the program and same situation. After I import the MTS file from the Sony cam and then attempt to use it in Videowave as in scene detect, I get the same message "The file format cannot be scene detected! Please transcode it and then use the transcoded file to detect scenes." Any other suggestions? Thank you.

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Reinstalled the program and same situation. After I import the MTS file from the Sony cam and then attempt to use it in Videowave as in scene detect, I get the same message "The file format cannot be scene detected! Please transcode it and then use the transcoded file to detect scenes." Any other suggestions? Thank you.

I guess I missed a step you were taking… I never tried Scenes!

 

If I try to Select Scenes, I get the same message:

 

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And I tried it with both 2010 as well as 2011 and on different PC's…

 

The files do load into VW without any problem and I find that if I run them through Video Copy and Convert:

 

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The resulting files work as expected…

 

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So I guess that is a solution and “problem” goes back to what Gary said in post #8, Sony tends to ignore “Standards” whenever it suits them :lol:

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