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Posted 24 Nov 2021 03:59 #1
Have discovered MSP 17 does not recognise .mov files.  MSP 15 does.  Is there a setting I should alter on MSP 17?

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Replied by ericlnz on topic Movie Studio 17 does not recognise .mov files

Posted 24 Nov 2021 09:12 #2
VMSP17 will recognise some mov files but those that need QT won't work as the QT plug-in got broken in one of the builds.  So activating QT in the Deprecated Features tab doesn't help.  As VMS has been discontinued sadly it means it won't be fixed.

But to be sure post MediaInfo on one of your files.  My experience is that those that use "jpeg" codec for the video are the ones that need QT and won't open.  With others VMS17 uses "so4compoundplug".  But my experience with mov files is very limited.
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Posted 25 Nov 2021 02:10 #3
Thanks.  I'll try your suggestion.

Good job I didn't delete MSP15.

I sometimes download parts of videos  from the internet which are usually .mov files,  to edit into one of my projects.

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Movie Studio 17 does not recognise .mov files

Posted 25 Nov 2021 18:02 #4

I sometimes download parts of videos  from the internet which are usually .mov files,  to edit into one of my projects.

That sounds a bit strange?
I have never seen video on the Internet in .mov format.
Most video hosted on the web is .mp4, like YouTube.
If you are using a program to download video from the Internet, don't use .mov, but use .mp4 instead.

For any video files that won't open in Vegas, the first thing I always recommend is to convert them into .mp4 with Handbrake.
If you have never heard of Handbrake, read/watch this:
www.moviestudiozen.com/free-tutorials/miscellaneous-help-tutorials/595-handbrake-v1-1-1-beginners-guide-for-best-video-export-settings

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Replied by Brian on topic Movie Studio 17 does not recognise .mov files

Posted 25 Nov 2021 22:57 #5
Hi Derek,  Yes you are quite right.  I shot off the reply without thinking.  My .mov files are created when I use my Retroscan digital scanner to copy 8mm home movies. Sorry.  I think you have mentioned Handbrake before to me.  I have found that in the depths of my computer that I have some NCH software (comes from your neck of the woods) which includes Prism video file converter.  I have tried it and it will convert .mov to MP4.
I apologise for the misinformation.

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Brian
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Replied by AllenMoore on topic Handbrake to the rescue!

Posted 02 Jan 2022 02:19 #6
I had shot a bunch of clips with the iPhone 12 Pro Max and was having a terrible time with them because of Movie Studio 17's incompatibility with *.mov files. I took your suggestion and downloaded Handbrake. Had to do a bit of exploring because none of the Handbrake defaults worked with the 2160p 4K 60 fps iPhone clips. There is a rather obscure little setting under the "Web" presets specifically meant for this format. Handbrake calls this preset "Vimeo Youtube HQ 2160p 60 4K." Voila! It worked!

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Posted 02 Jan 2022 10:09 #7

I had shot a bunch of clips with the iPhone 12 Pro Max and was having a terrible time with them because of Movie Studio 17's incompatibility with *.mov files. I took your suggestion and downloaded Handbrake. Had to do a bit of exploring because none of the Handbrake defaults worked with the 2160p 4K 60 fps iPhone clips. There is a rather obscure little setting under the "Web" presets specifically meant for this format. Handbrake calls this preset "Vimeo Youtube HQ 2160p 60 4K." Voila! It worked!
In part 2 of my Beginners Guide for Movie Studio Platinum 17, I showed the easiest way to convert any phone video using Handbrake.
The preset to start with is called Production Standard. This is designed for video editing.
The default is set to a very high bit rate, but I normally turn it down quite a bit, to keep the file size managable.
Production Standard will/should correctly identify any resolution that is imported into Handbrake, instead of changing 4K to 1080p.
Start watching at 6:38

 
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