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Old 03-18-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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Howto edit MJPG from Canon Ixus in Cinelerra/Lives/Kino?


I have a Canon Ixus 40 which makes great movies in:

VIDEO: [MJPG] 640x480 24bpp 30.000 fps 12084.0 kbps (1475.1 kbyte/s)
[V] filefmt:3 fourcc:0x47504A4D size:640x480 fps:30.00 ftime:=0.0333

I can watch the movies in mplayer and vlc,

1.) but Cinelerra doesn't recognize the video at all and delivers poor audio. Doe's Cinelerra need a special lib to do this? If yes, which one? Any idea? I know that i can transform the movies first with mencoder, but is this as good as it gets?
2.) Kino only handles DV, is this correct?
3.) Lives handles (transcodes while importing) the canon movies, but without audio...

I just want to be able to edit my clips . I don't even think about editing my clips from my nokia..


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Old 03-19-2006, 05:54 AM   #2
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Try Avidemux. And if it doesn't work for you post your question in their forum. I had similar problem and Mean added support for my camera within a week.
Old 03-19-2006, 11:25 AM   #3
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I've completely forgotten about avidemux, thanks for the tip.

I can hear the audio while editing the movie in avidemux, but when i save the movie, the audio is missing. According to it should be possible to simply copy the audio (copy mode), but i can't find this option in the program.
It seems to be a strange audio format from those canon ixus cam's (88kbps, Linear PCM) which isn't understood by any other codec. Others have had troubles with this to:

Now i've got every video editing tool installed; Kino, Cinelera, Lives and avidemux, but it still doesn't work.
Any ideas?

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Old 03-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #4
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problem solved
the "audio copy mode" is turned on by pressing the "A processing" button or F6. It's easy to see, but i didn't recognize that this button is a switch.

thanks for the help


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