Video Editing Stuff

(...if you don't speak penguin or overgrown-cat, then go read elsewhere)

This is the beginning of a section on video. I learned some things I know I'll forget, so here we go:

Axel Olmos, at AVS Forum, has put together a very useful piece of software for those of us who use Sony camcorders. However, he wrote his software for an earlier Sony camcorder. I'm using the SR-10, which is an HD camcorder that films in 1080i. The problem here is that the SR-10's files have a higher resolution (1920x1080 vs 1440x1080, apparently). Axel's script assumes the resolution implicitly (he probably has no documented/reliable way to pull it from the m2ts file), and as a result, higher-res camcorders just show this nasty shifting green screen in place of the expected video. I seemed to recall that my camera films in 1920x1080, so I tried plugging that number into Axel's script in place of 1440x1080, and it worked perfectly.


"mencoder $videofifo -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=1440:h=1080 -aspect 16:9 -ofps 29.97"


"mencoder $videofifo -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=1920:h=1080 -aspect 16:9 -ofps 29.97"[/code]

Given that the product literature says that the SR-10 has 2.3 effective megapixels, while the SR-11 and SR-12 have 5.6, it's possible that you may still need to adjust your resolution settings. If that's the case, I recommend going to and looking at the product spec charts. Whatever item is listed as 1920x1080 (probably "effective resolution" or something) on the SR-10, would probably have a higher-res counterpart on the SR-11 or SR-12. -- SeanNewton - 29 Jul 2008

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