It's the same as taking a iPod MP4 file and importing it into Vegas. You
can edit it directly in Vegas or convert it to DV AVI first.
Yes, you get twice the compression. That is a disadvantage from any
flash media or straight-to-DVD camcorder. This is why I still use DV
I do a lot of green-screen work, so compression at the source is a
bad-bad-bad thing. Dragon*ConTV spots run on a big screen as well as web
download, so I try to keep high quality originaks.
For some applications, the compressed-at-the-camera footage is fine. For
others, it's not really acceptable.
On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 5:06 pm, heytobey wrote:
> I just purchased an xacti e1 camera. I noticed that used the mp4
> h.264 codec.
> Am I still going to be able to use sony vegas movie studio to edit my
> videos or will I have to learn to use a new program? I know that
> movie studio will allow me to import the video but when I render the
> video out...isn't that causing a double compression.
> I guess I'm just confused because I usually use mini-dv tapes, save my
> videos as .avi files and then convert to mp4 or flash.
> Thanks for the help,