AVI Files from Canon G6 can not be Imported into Pinnacle Studio 14 HD

AVI Files from Canon G6 can not be Imported into Pinnacle Studio 14 HD

Ok, Hello! :disagree:

I can import analog video ( VHS-C. VCR) into Pinnacle 14 HD til the cows come home with little or no problem.
What I’m trying to do, is ‘IMPORT’ video files which are Video clips and saved through my Canon G6 Digital camera as .AVI files. ( lo-res and hi-res) When I open IMPORT in studio, then OTHER DEVICES, then go to my folder on my HDD that has these newest video clips from today’s nephew’s soccer game, I try to highlight one clip, then CAPTURE, but nothing happens. Only once it allowed me to import a video clip into Studio, but not anymore, regardless of me shutting down the computer and restarting again. if you can tell me Studio 14 HD does not support AVI files, then why can I save make movie files as AVI files?
I tried these hook up configurations…
(1) Canon G6 plugged into the USB Pinnacle Dazzle DVC 100, (audio/video cables) and tried to import the video clip that way. and then…
(2) I tried CF camera memory card into a USB card reader and tried importing that way.
(3) And finally, I used a USB directly from Canon Camera to Computer and tried to capture that way.

Nothing seemed to work. There’s got to be an easier way to be able to import AVI files from camera to STUDIO.

I went into the HELP files in STUDIO, and clicked on “AVI FIES” This is what I saw…

QUOTE “Although the AVI file type for digital video is itself widely supported, the actual coding and decoding of video and audio data in an AVI file is performed by separate codec software.
Studio supplies a DV and an MJPEG codec. If you wish to output your movie as an AVI in some other format, you can use any DirectShow-compatible codec installed on your PC, as long as that codec is also installed on the PC that will play your movie.”’ END QUOTE

****I don’t want to OUTPUT my movie into a AVI file, (as the above underlined states) I want to take my existing AVI Video clip (FROM MY DIGITAL CAMERA) and bring it into STUDIO14 HD, to be able to edit, and burn to a DVD, Best Output, or save as an MPEG File. Does this still mean I have to go get another codec encoding software to accomplish this? Seriously? I thought this Pinnacle Studio 14 HD had everything I needed. :rolleyes:

As implied in the material you found, avi is just a container, and can have lots of different video and audio codecs within it. The particular combination in the avi files you make with the Canon G6, doesn’t seem to be compatible with the import formats for Pinnacle Studio 14 HD.

Get a program called MediaInfo (free) and examine the avi files with it. I find the tree view within MediaInfo to be the most informative. This program will tell you the exact audio and video codecs you have in the avi files, as well as resolution and frame rates. http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

Pinnacle should have a list of compatible import formats/codecs for their program. Check to see if what you are using is on this list. [I]Edit: Just looked and they don’t seem to get very detailed on what can be in the avi files. [/I]

Do the avi files play on the computer right now with Windows Media Player? If not, you may have to add the appropriate codec.