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Importing AVI files into Pinnacle Studio 12

Posted on 2008-06-20
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I am using a program called HyperCam to create AVI files from a screen capture for software demo purposes.  I am trying to import this into Studio.  I have set the size as 1440 x 1080.  When I view the file in Windows Media Player it looks good.  I create a new project in Studio and open the AVI file and it looks awful.  I have matched the aspect ratio to be HD 1440x1080/50i.

Can anybody please tell me where I'm going wrong with this or if there's a successful approach that you may have.

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Question by:Darrenst
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That's easy. Hypercam will be capturing a resolution of something like 320 x 240. You cannot upconvert this to HD (1440 x 1080 -- this res is actually the HDV standard). It is a pointless exercise, just stay with the original resolutio 320 x 240 -- because this upconversion that you are trying to do is throwing the software into confusion.
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by:darrensto
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If I look at the details tab in the properties window in Vista, it says that the Frame width is 1440 and the Frame height is 1080.  If I watch this in media player, it looks good.  When I drag it to the timeline in studio it looks dreadful...  Not sure what's happening....

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< I have matched the aspect ratio to be HD 1440x1080/50i.>
This is not the aspect ratio -- the aspect ratio is like 4:3 or 16:9.  I know of no software that can screen grab 1440 x 1080. And if this resolution was displayed correctly it would fill a big plasma or LCD TV screen. WMP is just scaling it down to its real resolution of probably 320 x 240. I don't know why you want to try to stretch this low res to HD. You can't even display 1080 x 1440 on a DVD -- unless you burn a Blu-Ray.  
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by:bbhank
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Beg to differ.

The mathematics indicate that any frame size can be re sized to any other frame size.  There can be degradation or enhancement depending on whether the frame size is increased or decreased.  This is logic that a movie is just jpg files played so fast you cant see the change, no different from film in that way.  There is lots of software that can make these changes.  A common need is to convert from AVI to mpg files due to many computer's inability to manipulate the large AVI files.

What Darrenest I think is asking is the same problem I have with Studio 15.  I can convert files from AVI to mpg as well as try and import them into Studio and the appearance is changed no matter what the resolution, source, OR aspect ratio is.  This is the problem.  The number of pixels is as described and correct for what should be but the program narrows the actual video in the frame and leaves black space.  The actual frame size is correct.  The video size in the frame is different, changed.

Hope this helps clarify the problem.  This seems not to be just a problem in Studio 15 but other programs as well.
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