I am an amateur video editor and am currently using Final Cut Express 4.
I am having issues in regards to the correct formats in which to edit my movies in.
I have raw video files in M-PEG 2 that I was not able to import to FCE because it was an "Unknown File".
I then converted them into Quicktime format. I was able to import and edit the videos in quicktime. However, it was extremely laggy. Each action took about 15 seconds to take effect.
I then converted the videos to avi. There was no trouble with importing or lagging. It however gave me the "Codec could not be opened" message in the canvas window.
So instead continuing to take shots in the dark, I was hoping somebody could help me out.