I created an uncompressed Windows-AVI file using another package (Cyberlink PowerDirector . It was around 2gb.
I could load and work with this file in Magix Movie Maker Pro 15 and Adobe Premeire Elements 1.0, no problem. But when I try to load it into Vegas Pro 8.0, dragging it from the media area to the timeline, it is considered to be an audio file -- that is, an audio track is created to accomodate it -- although no waveform is visible and it won't play. It is of course uneditable.
When I try creating a blank video track and dragging the AVI file to it, it's not accepted -- rather, a new audio track is created and this file "goes" there (again, it won't play etc.)
Vegas can, however, handle a Windows-AVI file if I use a compression codec called the Lagarith Lossless codec. Despite the name, it is not entirely lossless, but it is pretty good. However, I want to use uncompressed AVI files when piecing together videos to keep things as pristine as possible before final rendering time, at which point I use a codec.
Any ideas why Vegas can't seem to handle the uncompressed AVI file while the lesser software packages can?
I'd be grateful for any help.