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Not looking for anything special, but just wondering if anything was available for download. I just got a Canon Vixia HF100 and the software it comes with is crap. Easy to use, but just lacks in options. I would even consider purchasing an inexpensive software package if there is one that is worthwhile.
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Not looking for anything special, but just wondering if anything was available for download. I just got a Canon Vixia HF100 and the software it comes with is crap. Easy to use, but just lacks in options. I would even consider purchasing an inexpensive software package if there is one that is worthwhile.
You can try out the Adobe Premiere Trial or Avid FreeDV if you can find FreeDV though.
    
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Try the Windows Home Movie Maker software that comes with Vista. It works pretty well.
     
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Ok thanks for those suggestions. I didn't even think to look at the Vista program either.
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Vista movie maker won't import the video file because it says the codec is not installed on my computer. What can I do about that?
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Vista movie maker won't import the video file because it says the codec is not installed on my computer. What can I do about that?
Download and install the full version of the K-Lite codec pack. And great free video editor is called virtualdub.
    
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depends on the format for avi files try avidemux http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ for mpeg try mpeg streamclip http://www.squared5.com/ or cutterman http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Cuttermaran.htm
for asf or wmv try steeper http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Steeper.htm There all freeware if your looking for something else I can help you some more

for codec I recommend only 1 ffdshow http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=173941 Codec packs are terrible espicially if plan on doing any video editing
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squared5 didn't recognize the file type. I basically need to convert .MTS files to something more recognized. MP4 maybe? I don't know really. This is all new to me.

Tried Super, but it says that "BlueRay HDTV files are not supported".
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VideSpin and MewaFilm are both pretty damn good.
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squared5 didn't recognize the file type. I basically need to convert .MTS files to something more recognized. MP4 maybe? I don't know really. This is all new to me.

Tried Super, but it says that "BlueRay HDTV files are not supported".
I havent worked with AVCHD files before but there isnt much software that is free. This is supposed to be the easiest way http://shedworx.com/?q=voltaichdpc You can also try this http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/te4xp.html Both are payware try reading this thread it uses freeware but if you are new to video editing it maybe diffcult for you http://forum.videohelp.com/topic346331.html
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