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Best tool to convert .MOV file for eg. Sony Vegas?

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  1. gganault

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    Hello

    A friend lent me her JVC camcorder, but it records videos in .MOV, which appears to be QuickTime (MPEG-1/2 Video (MPEG), 720x576, 25 fps + A52 Audio (aka AC3) (a52), Stereo, 48KHz).

    I need to edit this file to combine the video with a WAV file I recorded separately, but using AviDemux isn't very easy for this, VirtualDub can only open AVI files, and Sony Vegas complains that it can't open this file at all (codec issue).

    Is there a good, free/affordable application for XP, that will convert this MOV file into something that I can open with eg. Vegas?

    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks, but still no go:

     
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    Is AviSynth installed?
     
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    No, I didn't know I had to install another application. So I ran the AviSynth v2.5.8 installer.

    But when opening the MOV file in VD:

    FWIW, I use the portable release of VirtualDub instead of the one that installs through an installer. I do this as much as possible to keep the crust in Windows to a minimum. Should I install VD through an installer?

    Thank you.
     
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    No, you don't have to have AviSynth installed or Install VirtualDub.

    Since you have installed Avisynth, create a simple script in NotePad, similar to this one.
    Note that whatever your path is to the.mov file, it's in quotes.

    Code:
    Directshowsource("C:\Users\Superuser\Desktop\Canon.mov")
    Save the script with the .avs extension instead of .txt, thus canon.avs
    Drag the script into VirtualDub and see it it opens it.

    If that fails, rename the actual video file to 'Canon.mov.qt'
    Then change the script to:
    Code:
    Directshowsource("C:\Users\Superuser\Desktop\Canon.mov.qt")
    If that fails, did you say that AviDemux could load the .mov file OK? - if it does, you should be able to replace the audio.
     
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    Thanks for the help.

    The two tests end (dragging and dropping the AVS script referencing either the .MOV or the MOV.QT file) with the same error in VD: It shows the hoursand for a couple of minutes, and ends with:
    I tried opening the MOV file in Sony Vegas, but it fails (can't find the right codec, even with QuickTime installed).

    Is there a good, affordable video editor for Windows that I could try that displays the video + soundtracks and make it easy to replace the soundrack with the WAV and sync it with the video?

    Thank you.
     
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    Will do. Thanks for your help.
     

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