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Toast Pro 11 Not Recognizing Hd Video On Desktop


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I have only been using this product for a few days. I have been successful at connecting my HD Sony camera to my Mac and opening my HD video in toast to burn a DVD. However, I also have HD on my desktop in a folder the camera calls ACVHD. It does play in my quicktime player. I have a new MacBook Pro. If the camera is NOT connected, TOAST is not recognizing my HD video. I tried opening my HD video on the desktop and dragging to toast. Toast gives me the error "unsupported format". Does not make sense to me because it pulls up perfectly when external camera drive is attached. Any tips??? I have been trying to solve this for HOURS and getting nowhere. I would GREATLY appreciate any advice. Should it be pulling up video from my desktop? This is the exact same video that is on my camera.

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Ty so much for helping. What setting should I have? I'm not in front of my computer. I am trying to burn acvhd video from my desktop to a DVD. I've selected hdvideo to DVD. When my Sony camera is connected it pulls it fine. But bc I damaged my pro duo card I can not pull from it. I need to pull the hi def video from my desktop

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Ty so much for helping. What setting should I have? I'm not in front of my computer. I am trying to burn acvhd video from my desktop to a DVD. I've selected hdvideo to DVD. When my Sony camera is connected it pulls it fine. But bc I damaged my pro duo card I can not pull from it. I need to pull the hi def video from my desktop

The setting you've selected in Toast should work. Give me an example of the file name including the extension that the video has on your hard drive.

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Here is what I figured out.... TOAST is NOT recognizing my ACVHD file I pulled over from my camera to my desktop. I have to go into IMOVIE... import the camera ARCHIVE HD file, put it as a imovie project and EXPORT it back to the desktop. Then, I can drag this file straight into toast. So,,, my issue is.. Is there a way for TOAST to recognize ACVHD video directly from my computer desktop file without me having to import and export it from iMovie?? It does not take too long and for the most part I will probably just burn my DVDs directly from my camera to TOAST. So, I can see only doing this if the HD file was no longer on Memory stick pro duo... BUT, just seems like TOAST should be able to recognize a Hi Def CAmera Archive file????? Thoughts?

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Toast typically can accept any Quicktime-playable video file. I don't know what the extension is of your file and don't have any experience with AVCHD archives. Toast's manual says it can accept AVCHD archives (as well as create them) so it puzzles me why that isn't happening in your case. One thing I can point out is you may not need to export the video from iMovie after it is imported. Instead, launch Toast after you've created your iMovie project and then use the video tab of the Toast Media Browser to access that project file. It may be that Toast will accept it which will save you one step.

 

I have another thought. Maybe your archived video is actually contained in a package. You can find out by control-clicking on the archive file in the Finder and choose "Show Package Contents" if that option appears in the contextual menu. If it does, look inside the folder(s) to locate the actual video file and drag that to Toast.

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OMG.. Thank you. It worked. I drilled down multiple layers in my ACVHD file and found the clips with a MTS format. I opened toast and was able to drag everything right over !! It is burning now and I'm crossing my fingers it works. On this main screen, I am always confused if I should choose the first or second option... Video-DVD or Hi def video-DVD. The video I am transferring is Hi Def. I'm not sure I know what this means.... It is the first / second drop down I am looking at. I can't view it exact right now bc I am burning...

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OMG.. Thank you. It worked. I drilled down multiple layers in my ACVHD file and found the clips with a MTS format. I opened toast and was able to drag everything right over !! It is burning now and I'm crossing my fingers it works. On this main screen, I am always confused if I should choose the first or second option... Video-DVD or Hi def video-DVD. The video I am transferring is Hi Def. I'm not sure I know what this means.... It is the first / second drop down I am looking at. I can't view it exact right now bc I am burning...

The DVD video setting makes a standard-definition DVD so Toast will significantly reduce the resolution of your HD video. The High definition DVD setting makes a Blu-ray-playable disc burned to standard or dual-layer DVD media. That way you don't need to get a Blu-ray burner but the discs don't hold as much video as do Blu-ray discs. It is confusing that Blu-ray video is not the same thing as Blu-ray discs. Blu-ray video is high definition but doesn't require Blu-ray discs as long as space is available on regular DVD discs.

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