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Graywolf 12 1.0k United Kingdom
8 May 2010 8:15AM
I'm trying to do some basic video editing with the kids at a couple of my schools.
We are using the Flip video cameras which are excellent but produce mov files.
I can convert these to .WMV files using Format Factory, which works well as I am using Windows Movie Maker to edit the clips together and WMM doesn't support .MOV

However after conversion, when I try to import the clips into Movie maker I sometimes get an error saying that one of the clips can't be imported and returns the following error,

"The file C:\Users\Pete\Desktop\ interviews\wmv\VID00005.wmv is not indexed and cannot be imported."

Could someone explain:
1 why only one clip in a batch of 4 clips (all converted together) failed to be indexed?
2 how I can index it retrospectively?
3 how I can pevent it happening again?

Many thanks in advance

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mcgovernjon 11 138 United Kingdom
8 May 2010 12:47PM
I had this problem before... try dragging it in instead of importing, that worked for me.
irel 9 1 Ukraine
31 May 2010 3:48PM
What version of Format Factory do you use? Maybe I can to help with it
pabloisme 9 566 England
2 Jun 2010 10:23AM
Hi

First port of call is http://sourceforge.net/

open source and best of all FREE the apps are updated as needed still FREE

http://sourceforge.net/search/?type_of_search=soft&words=convert+mov+wmv+&search=Search

50p says you will find what you want!
JackAllTog Plus
11 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 10:41AM
Canon MOV file exported to WMV - Do you do this on a windows machine?

I tried a few MOV vids on my 60D recently, now i'd like to rotate & export to a smaller more windows friendly WMV format for the web.

At the moment i think my best bet might be the $20 apple quicktime pro and a $49 flip4mac convertor if this works on PC?

Would you know of any cheaper options that are proven to work?

Thanks
Stuart
User_Removed 10 1.4k England
23 Jan 2012 11:05AM

Quote:Canon MOV file exported to WMV - Do you do this on a windows machine?

a smaller more windows friendly WMV format for the web.



The canon 60D produces H.264; a completely windows and web-friendly format... You just need HD editing software that can handle the "stupid" .mov.

Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD, Pinnacle Studio to name a few...

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