What I recommend is that you get yourself a fast codec (likethe PICVideo MJPEG Codec or the mjpegcodec in ffdshow) and selectthis as the codec in your "Project Settings". This will be the codecused for previews. You can always use a different codec later forexporting but this one is great for fast renders -especially when set to a low quality level. So, if you need to see ifsomething has timed correctly, mjpeg codecs are great for that as theyare very quick to decompress when set at low quality. My approach isusually to place a clip on the timeline, adjust it to fit then pressEnter to render it, so I can see if it synchs.
Here are some key features of "PICVideo M JPEG Codec":Technical Notes · Designed for both novice and professional users · Compatible with Adobe Premiere, Video for Windows, DirectShow, ActiveMovie, Ulead Media Studio applications, and more · Free full-featured trial version available for immediate download (unregistered copies of PICVideo will permanently watermark videos compressed and saved with this codec) High Speed Compression & Decompression · Facilitates high-speed video editing through optimized compression and decompression · Highly optimized for speed · The ONLY M-JPEG compressor capable of 640 x 480 pixel, 30 frames per second capture and playback of color and grayscale video on a Pentium II processor · Compression technology is optimized for speed on Intel Pentium IV, AMD Athlon, Intel Pentium III, and Intel Pentium II MMX class processors · Adjust compression versus quality using the slider control, or specify the exact settings · Create and view single or multi-field M-JPEG streams · Choose interleave field order when compressing · Automatically adjusts for most non-standard Motion JPEG streams · Decompress all M-JPEG AVI files · Patent-pending, advanced deblocking available to improve quality of highly compressed video Video Colorspaces · Grayscale RGB8 M-JPEG streams · Color RGB8, RGB555, RGB565, RGB24, RGB32 M-JPEG streams · Planar YUV including IYUV/I420, and YV12 M-JPEG streams · Packed YUV including UYVY, YUY2 M-JPEG streams · Correctly encodes YUV · Restores improperly encoded YUV videos during playback · Adjust brightness & contrast during playback Accessing Filters and Codecs · Access the DirectShow filter as a COM object using the Microsoft DirectShow SDK and the downloadable trial version of the PICVideo Motion JPEG Codec. The PICVideo MJPEG Filtergraph SDK offers customized support for this access.· Access the Video for Windows Codec using the Microsoft Video for Windows SDK and the downloadable trial version of the PICVideo Motion JPEG Codec. The PICVideo MJPEG Filtergraph SDK offers customized support for this access.Related searches:
Both codecs will recordabout 200 MB/minute (yes, you could do DV or PIC MJPEG at verygood full frame quality with that much, but then you need to resizeand that's only worthwhile if you spend a lot of effort in deinterlacing,filtering etc.).
PICVideo M-JPEG Codec by Accusoft (formerly Pegasus Imaging Corp.) URLs: picvideo-mjpeg, picvideo mjpeg, picvideomjpeg, accusoft-pegasus, accusoft pegasus, accusoftpegasus Perfect for rapid viewing of Motion JPEG files on Windows Media Player and for high-quality compression when video editing. PICVideo M-JPEG Codec is perfect for rapid viewing of Motion JPEG files on Windows Media Player and for high-quality compression when video editing. PICVideo is both a Microsoft Video for 2b1af7f3a8