As an occasional videographer/editor, I find it takes me some time to "spool up" to speed to get my projects done.
That said, there isn't much as frustrating as finishing a project and being held hostage by your own incompetence!
The video from a friend's camera imported fine into Vegas Movie Studio, but I had to convert the audio to PCM to import it. Edited without further issue.
Now when I try to render, whether using AVI, MPG, or WMV I get audio but no video.
Not being a true videophile, the fact that the properties for the original video includes the phrase: "Video Compression: XVID" means very little to me, though I hope it means something to you, faithful reader.
Help without mockery greatly appreciated.