FlamingMangos wrote:Usually when you have a anime episode you would have to convert MKV files to like a different format so you would be able to edit the clip in sony vegas or so. I used a convert program but I keep losing the quality and theres color issues. How does people do it anyways? I always see anime clips on youtube and they're such good quality. I'm wondering how they do it without loss of quality?
First off, I would avoid these "conversion programs", from what I can tell you are recompressing using another lossy codec which is the reason why you are losing quality. What you really should do is convert the video to lossless AVI files to work with, as that will prevent any further reduction of quality. You can recontainer the footage
(assuming it is not 10bit video), however that is less ideal to work with.
What software you will need:UT Video Codec
(Lossless AVI Codec)VirtualDubAviSynthFFMpegSource2 AviSynth Plugin
You will create .AVS (AviSynth script) file that you will open in VirtualDub so that you can save the files to lossless AVI.
There are a few different guides you can use at this point to help you through the process, I will list a few.A-M-V.org Various Media Formats Conversion Guide
(Very long and detailed written guide)Guide to Handling MKV & MP4 Files
(Written step-by-step guide, also explain how to recontainer instead)AMVGuide
(Video Tutorials for using AviSynth)
Just try each of them and hopefully one of them is understandable enough to help you convert your footage properly.