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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-06-2010, 02:57 PM
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making doubles won't help unless you're literally backing up the project file twice every time.

It's hard to explain without knowing how the application works, but basically you import your raw video files and then you create a movie by cutting, splicing, splitting, editing, etc. MovieMaker holds something in memory I think, because when you start trimming/splicing them, your original, raw, unedited files are never altered. What I suspect MM does is: keeps a database of the alterations/etc. that you've done to the files, but doesn't actually do anything to the file itself.

Be careful if you move the files or re-name the folder they're in, MovieMaker won't be able to "find" them. You'll be able to point it to the right place and reset it and everything will work, but it's best to establish a "Projects" folder and use that to keep all project-related files like still pictures, videos, songs, etc. I organize mine by date, but YMMV.

So you only ever risk losing your "project", not the underlying video clips.

Another word of caution: I think the kodak shoots .MOV which will need to be converted and you lose some quality. There are a ton of freeware conversion packages that work decently enough, but you might want to get a program that can natively handle .MOV files. Also, having to convert these files (which are enormous in size) is a major pain in the ass every time.


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more awesome advice, thanks!! my windows movie maker actually is able to use .mov files.


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ahhhh come to think of it I think you're right. My camcorder does MP4 and that format don't work in MovieMaker (at least it doesn't work in mine). I musta had the formats mixed up.

So if the Kodak does shoot in MOV it sounds like you'll be alright with that.


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sure thing!! now i just need some sleep so i can concentrate on what the f i'm doing


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using the go pro as a follow cam to fim your buddies is pretty good. they have telescopic poles to attacvh it to. You have to be a lil close but not dangerously close at all. the video is excellent. 60fps is amazing for slo mos...i got it for 219 buks which is a steal when msrp = 300.. some reviews show the quality of the go pro next to top of the line hd cams. and at a quater of the price, it is better than some. I agree it is not a cam to use for everything bc no viewfinder..
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For editing programs, if I am looking to just put something together real quick and not looking to do anything fancy then I will use Windows Movie Maker. But if I want to get fancy and throw in some special effects and put more of a professional look on it then I use Adobe Primere.
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