Which format of video would you recommend?

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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby NS » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:10 pm

I also never encode audio though, because I know I'm just going to be editing with the source, and not using the audio, and that also makes the file smaller.
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby NS » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:11 pm

NS wrote:I use lagarith on everything and my Episodes of things average about 8 gigs or so. This is extremely manageable,especially with TB drives being rather cheap nowadays.
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby NellyEdits » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:48 am

Thanks for all of the replies! But AVI does not work on my Sony Vegas, it only comes out as audio.
And I honestly don't even know what codecs are, can any of you explain it to me?

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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Eake4 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:44 am

codecs is like the family root of a particular file type. Your Avi doesnt work because it is probably not in lossless form. You can make it lossless by running it through avisynth and virtualdub. There should be a guide somewhere in the org but I cant seem to find it now.
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby NellyEdits » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:04 am

Nya-chan Production wrote:Explaining guide! \o/


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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby AlexxAMV » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:51 am

This might be getting away from the actual *vegas* topic..but can u actually choose in xillisoft that the conversion codec for avi to be lagarith...because if i find the video codec option...and click on it ..for hd avi format all i get as an option is mpeg-4? no avi option in xillisoft has a way of putting lagarith as the codec..and yes i do have it installed and can work in it just fine....i use xillisoft 7....and not some cracked lacking in options version ..yet actually bought one..so idoubt anything missing from it...so my main worry is...can i get smth better to convert to than what i use now?usually mkv sources--->avi (xillisoft mpeg-4 codec)?if i can get from mkv to a better usable in Vegas format....not mentioning the mkv toolnix use..to decode mkvs..wich usually gives a h264 format video file wich i failed till now how to use it...can any advice on how to obtain that...its that i think the quality of the converted files is bad..its quite good...im just wondering if the way i do it is a good way
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Eake4 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:16 am

Xilisoft is pretty bad, it cant choose your own codec like those lossless ones.
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby AlexxAMV » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:33 pm

Eake4 wrote:Xilisoft is pretty bad, it cant choose your own codec like those lossless ones.

any other reccomendations on a converter?..payed or free
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Pwolf » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:29 pm

avisynth + virtualdub
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Eake4 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:11 pm

Just get the AMVapp its free and offers avisynth's brother AVSPmod
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Pwolf » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:21 pm

Eake4 wrote:Just get the AMVapp its free and offers avisynth's brother AVSPmod


AVSPmod is a program that uses avisynth and "makes it easier", i guess. Honestly, I think you're better of not using it and actually learning how to write scripts manually and understanding how it works.
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Eake4 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:23 pm

Pwolf wrote:
Eake4 wrote:Just get the AMVapp its free and offers avisynth's brother AVSPmod


AVSPmod is a program that uses avisynth and "makes it easier", i guess. Honestly, I think you're better of not using it and actually learning how to write scripts manually and understanding how it works.

Is there any guides for learning Avisynth purely by itself online? I wanna try that without relying on AVSPmod too.
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Nya-chan Production » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:41 pm

Pwolf wrote:
Eake4 wrote:Just get the AMVapp its free and offers avisynth's brother AVSPmod


AVSPmod is a program that uses avisynth and "makes it easier", i guess. Honestly, I think you're better of not using it and actually learning how to write scripts manually and understanding how it works.

Makes it easier by the option of preview and whisperer? You still have to write the script by hand, you know ^^;
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Re: Which format of video would you recommend?

Postby Pwolf » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:19 pm

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Pwolf wrote:
Eake4 wrote:Just get the AMVapp its free and offers avisynth's brother AVSPmod


AVSPmod is a program that uses avisynth and "makes it easier", i guess. Honestly, I think you're better of not using it and actually learning how to write scripts manually and understanding how it works.

Makes it easier by the option of preview and whisperer? You still have to write the script by hand, you know ^^;


I never actually used it past loading it up and looking through it. Looked like it was more or less a point and click type of thing where it automatically loads what it thinks is the correct import plugin and gives you a list of filters with a gui interface for setting the arguments. This was a few years back also so perhaps my memory is a bit off. Eitherway, it's a program that facilitates the use of aviysnth, not an alternative.
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