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Camtasia & Windows Movie Maker Quality Issue

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mystery, May 7, 2010.

  1. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    I have a prob when importing camtasia videos of high quality, into windows movie maker. As soon as I drag the video down to the story board in windows movie maker, the quality is lost.

    I've also produced the video to see whether or not the quality loss is only in the story board, but the video produced also have quality that sucks.

    How are you guys editing camtasia videos in windows movie maker, without losing the quality. Any suggestions?
     
  2. gordongekko

    gordongekko Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What format are the Camtasia videos in when you import them into Windows Movie Maker?
    What's the resolution of the Camtasia videos when you import them i.e 680x420?
     
  3. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Format is: WMV

    Resolution: 1024x708
     
  4. The Captain

    The Captain Regular Member

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    what can you do on windows movie maker that you can't do on camtasia studio?
     
  5. JuicyBlack

    JuicyBlack Regular Member

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    I wouldn't use movie maker to edit camtasia videos.... use Camtasia studio instead... if u need even more functionality then go for sony vegas or adobe premiere
     
  6. gordongekko

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    You beat me to it JuicyBlack in regards to the alternate editing programs.
    If you insist on editing in Windows Movie Maker make sure you maintain the same resolution as the original Camtasia video.
     
  7. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    I can't simply 'choose to maintain the same resolution'... as soon as I drag the video to the story board, it is screwed in the preview... even before I choose the type of resolution I want for producing the video.

    What wmm can do that camtasia can't? Well, I find the video-splitting function confusing in camtasia.. it refuses to split at the points I want... furthermore, the increase and decrease speed functions, which I want to use in parts of the video, aren't previewed unless after the video is produced.

    I just spent around 5 minutes with camtasia video editing tools and I already found many functions that are more confusing than with wmm.... Perhaps I'm still not accustomed to it.... but these two mentioned above: the preview for video speed and the splitting at the timeline I want, are which I need right now.
     
  8. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Are sony vegas and adobe premiere as easy as wmm?
     
  9. JuicyBlack

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    nay.... they are not as intuitive n easy to use.... which is why if u need something basic it'd be best to tinker with camtasia studio
     
  10. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Ok, does anyone know why when you drag some videos to the story board of wmm, they lose quality, while other videos maintain their quality?

    Thanks...
     
  11. Kenneth1

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    I usually use VidLogo to add watermark into my video.