my name is Tarogasini and i have been having major problems with importing .avi files to Sony Vegas. I am using CamStudio 2.5 and recording codec Xvid MPEG-4.
The problem :
♣ I cant import .avi files to Sony Vegas 7.0
♣ I cant import it in Sony Vegas 9.0 or Corel VideoStudio 12 as well
♣ 15 or 16 methods that would fix the problem, have failed so far
What i have tried :
♣ I have been Googling a lot
♣ I have even read the following topic, found on your forum : http://www.videoforums.co.uk/sony-ve...vegas-6-a.html
♣ I have installed K-Lite Mega Codec pack and it didn't work
♣ I have tried converting to other formats. Vegas recognized the newly converted file into .wmv as corrupted, .mov was bad quality and .mp4 wasnt recognized at all, like it doesn't even exist in the "Explorer".
♣ I have been changing recording codec. I tried with CamStudio Lossless, MSU, Divx and Xfire Video. For some of them, Vegas actually allowed me to import the file, no matter the .avi format, but when i rendered them, they were either corrupted files or completely blank.
♣ I have imported my recorded .avi ( which i recorded with Xvid MPEG-4 ) to Windows Movie Maker, which surprisingly had no problems at all accepting it. Then i rendered it as .wmv and the quality wasn't that bad, sadly it squizzed the video a little, so the completely round logo ( my logo ) was looking like an egg... Which isn't good at all.
♣ I have tried with Morgan Multimedia JPEG Codec as suggested in "your" topic. Didnt work.
♣ I have tried other recorders ( Webinaria 2.1 and Extra Screen Capture Pro )
♣ When i was able to get a quality recording, and actually import it to Vegas, i have tried rendering it under different formats as well, such as .mp4 and MPEG2.
♣ I have asked on Yahoo Answers ( and got no reply )
♣ I have asked Dillon Pearce, some guy who makes tutorials on Vegas. No reply.
♣ I asked on some local computer forum, they tried to helped, but everything they suggested didn't work.
My conclusions :
♣ I have been thinking if Vegas 7.0 is the problem perhaps. So i tried with Vegas 9.0 and Corel VideoStudio 12 and the problem was still there.
♣ Surprisingly i can import any .avi file to WMM. As you may agree, WMM is not appropriate video editor.
♣ I have been thinking if the problem is my entire system. So i have tried the same on virtual system, set up by Vmware, using same boot disk. The problem was still there.
♣ Surprisingly : when i changed recording codec to "Microsoft Video 1", i could imported that file to Vegas ( tho it was still .avi ). I could even rendered it, but the quality with that codec is absolutely terrible and thus not acceptable.
Basic information :
♣ I am using Windows XP Professional 32-bit with SP3
♣ Video editing program is Sony Vegas 7.0
♣ Screen recorder is CamStudio 2.5
♣ Output format that causes trouble is .avi
♣ Primary codec i am recording with is Xvid MPEG-4, but the problem occurs with other codecs as well
♣ I am recording on 1440 x 900 resolution, if that plays any role
Why i require it for :
My goals are noble. I have a lot of experience and practice with computers, programs, tricks... I have decided to share this knowledge with other people and so far i have been sharing it in text form. Video form would only result in more precise demonstration, faster sharing and sharing with more people.
I would appreciate all suggestions, and i will also accept & try all ideas to resolve this problem. By the way, if you know for a codec that produces good quality but enormous files, fire away . Storage isn't a problem, i have 1 TB of empty storage reserved only for video recording.
If you know what the solution is, please, tell me.
Hope i am not stealing your time,