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Convert .mov to .avi?

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Hello Fellow Imagers,

Please can somebody advise me as to the best software to convert a .mov to .avi on the PC.

I am looking at using an EOS 60D in video crop mode to do some planetary imaging. EOS Utils seems to be the only way to capture the video and it outputs a .mov file. I've done a search online for a converter, but there are loads... Just wondering who has some experience of doing this and which is the best one.

Thank you in advance.

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I can recommend PIPP, although it takes a little bit of getting used to.

Ah, beaten to it!

Edited by Gomtuu

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Hello Fellow Imagers,

Please can somebody advise me as to the best software to convert a .mov to .avi on the PC.

I am looking at using an EOS 60D in video crop mode to do some planetary imaging. EOS Utils seems to be the only way to capture the video and it outputs a .mov file. I've done a search online for a converter, but there are loads... Just wondering who has some experience of doing this and which is the best one.

Thank you in advance.

or http://www.freemake.com/

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MPEG Streamclip - great FREE converter for Mac and PC. Output and Input lots of formats. We use it in the Pro Video industry, rather than all these pay for ones that never do the job, and then need upgrading, and then need a new license, and then…

http://www.squared5.com

HTH

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Thank you folks for once again proving that SGL really is the best way to get a good answer fast!

I didn't realise that PIPP can take in a .mov as a source file. I have used it already, so will just try that with the .mov file next time.

Thanks.

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Trying out that squared5 program and all i get when trying to convert to an AVI is "can't prepare the movie" No matter the source file but mostly Mpeg4 here.  Any suggestions?

Ok got a .Mov file to convert finally. Would you crop here or wait till later?

Edited by Leveye

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I've only used PIPP a couple of times just center my video image, if it does the conversion too then I'd stick with that as it will be two jobs in one.

But we all have our preferences and the human nature is that we don't like change, so the best advice I could give is read up on all the recommendations and choose for yourself. At least with recommendations you have a starting point.

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Hi an alternative is to record AVI direct to you hard drive with backyard eos or eos_movrec both options i think allow recording of a zoomed in section.

Alan

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I found that the main problem I had with Canon .mov files was that the HD ones didn't convert to a useable avi (i.e. one that would work with Registax) with most converters. Using PIPP and cropping at the same time seemed to solve the problem.

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Interesting. I experimented with PIPP and it certainly does the conversion. I just hope that I will have the chance to use a .mov of Jupiter soon... This weather...... :-(

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Thanks. I know there are millions of programs available... That was the problem - which one is best?! Anyway, I'm using PIPP and it works a treat!

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Have you tried just changing the name? With my Panasonic Video camera I can just right click the file and then change .mov to .avi and then save. There is a warning that the file may not save correctly but it always does and is then recognised as an avi file in other programs.

Probably best to copy the original first if you try this - just in case something goes wrong!

Edited by brucen

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Ha, that's a sneaky idea Brucen... I'll give it a go!

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