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I have a Samsung SC-MX20R camcorder and the video format does not work with windows movie maker. how do you convert the video format for this model?

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There is a converter available here.

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Window movie maker, does not recognize my dvd camcorder


the issue is that your camera exports this movies in a format that the movie-maker do not recognize ...so ..what you really meed it is a movie converter to convert the files you download from the camera into such files that are seen by the movie maker..
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this is a converter like I mentioned...it is a free universal one ..but on the net there are better instruments also...try it ..if it works its fine ..if it do not see your exported files to convert them in avi or mpeg4 ...just look on the internet for another one that does a similar job ..
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Samsung SC-MX20's 3 big problems


I got the Samsung SC-MX20for Father's day this year. I had done a little research and had cometo the conclusion that this was the best camera for the money we wereable to spend. Being a Father of a large family, having a video camerais important, especially when grandmas and other extended family livefar away.

So I read the reviews, checked the websites, then went to Wal-Mart and plunked down the money on a brand new Samsung SC-MX20 and a memory card to go with it.

Unfortunately,my research didn't prepare me for the issues that I would have. I wasdisappointed at first, but I was impressed with the SC-MX20's ease ofuse, breathtakingly long battery life and just general good looks. (Igot the red one, it looks like Iron Man's camera!) But right out of thebox there are three big issues that no one bothered to mention.

So,if you just bought the camera and are facing one of these frustrationswith Samsung's SC-MX20, then hold tight, I have a fix for you.

Issue 1: Video doesn't work right away with Windows Movie Maker

The Samsung SC-MX20 comes bundled with Cyberlink Media Show. This is an issue in and of itself, but I have covered that in other blog posts. (Conclusion, use the disk as a coaster.) But I have seen many many comments saying the videos from the camera don't work with Windows Movie Maker.

This isn't really a bug, it was a choice by the camera makers. The format used is MP4, which you probably know better as Quick Time. It is a really good format that doesn't cause much distortion.

However,when you plug in your Samsung SC-MX20 and move your files to yourcomputer and try to drop them into Windows Movie Maker, they won'twork. For whatever reason (probably because it's Microsoft) they didnot allow native support for MP4 files.

So, before you can usethe MP4 files from your camera, you will have to convert them to aformat that Windows Movie Maker likes. There are many ways to do this.Do a Google for "convert MP4 to Windows Movie Maker" and you will get thousands of hits. I have a personal favorite, but I can't honestly say that one method is better than any other.

However,there are other issues with the videos that come from this camera, andI do have an all-in-one solution, so keep reading.


Issue 2: Videos filmed in wide screen (16:9) format do not play that way on my computer


Thisis a bug, but one that is easy to overcome. Here's the issue: Whenfilming with the wide screen option on the camera selected, your videoslook good on the camera, but when you copy them to your computer andplay them with Quick Time, they are squashed and stretched.(To make matters more confusing, if you do use the Cyberlink MediaShowprogram, they look fine, but then when you save them from there, theyare still squashed and stretched.)

So what happened? I don'tfully understand the issue myself, but my understanding is that theformat has a "flag" that needs to be set in order for your computer toplay it in the right format. The designers of the firmware for theSamsung SC-MX20, for some reason, forgot to have the camera set this"flag", leaving your videos squashed and stretched.

So how tofix it? Well, again, there are many ways to do it. As in the previousissue, you can use just about any converter program to re-format yourvideo. But, again, I do have an all-in-one fix coming up. Keep reading!

Issue 3: What's with all these lines? It looks terrible!

When filming in wide-screen format, the Samsung SC-MX20 uses a method called "interlacing"to keep the file size manageable or something. I don't fully understandit, but for whatever reason, it's what they decided to do. As a result,even if you have it appear in wide-screen (see previous issue), it isfull of lines.

Again, this isn't necessarily a bug, but in theday and age of high-definition displays, interlacing is not onlyunnecessary, it's ugly. I don't know why they chose this method for thevideos, but it's easy to fix.

Which brings us to what you'vebeen waiting for. How does one deal with all these issues withouthaving to convert, re-convert, and generally degrade the image qualityof the videos from the Samsung SC-MX20?

The Answer:

(Click here to download)

I created this all-in-one Repairer/Converter for you. It's takes thevideos from your Samsung SC-MX20 and fixes all your problems. The bestpart is, it does it all in one shot!

I have written up a how-to on this post,so go there for details on how to use it. (The newest version of TheAnswer has an option to re-render your videos in hi-def format too!It's doesn't make your videos hi-def, but it stretches them to thatsize making them more friendly for that format.)

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Convert Videos made with Samsung SC-MX20 for use with Movie Maker


Videos made with the Samsung SC-MX20 are in Quicktime (MP4) format and are not natively compatible with any version of Windows Movie Maker.

To be able to edit your videos with Movie Maker, you must first convert them to a format Movie Maker understands. Follow the steps in this video:

This video describes how to fix the widescreen, but in the process it sets the format to mpg which is compatible with Movie Maker.

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Can't import video into Windows Movie Maker. Doesn't like .IFO, .VOB, .BUP formats. Is there a way to reformat it or should I just buy a different editing program? Which one?


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Cannot create dvd's with my mx20r.


Are you talking about the Cyberlink Media Show? It's really poorly designed. You can get an converter here that will allow you to use your videos with Windows Movie Maker.

Movie maker will create a DVD much quicker.

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This feature was intended to keep your videos from getting too big to be used with your computer.

You can use a converter available here to convert your videos to a format that can be used by Windows Movie Maker, then combine them all that way.

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Tranfering my videos to my Pc


Might not be much of a help, but...

If you have an SD Card slot in your PC you should be able to remove the card from the camera and plug it straight into the laptop.

Cheers,

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I have a Samsung SC-MX20 Camcorder. When I download the video off my memory card to my computer the actions on the video are not in sync with the audio. The actions are behind the audio and gets...


There is a free converter available for download at http://samsungscmx20.blogspot.com it lets you resync the audio and convert it to a format that works with Windows Movie Maker.

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Can Not Transfer Video to Computer


The Samsung web site has a 32-bit Vista driver but no 64-bit driver. Come on, it's 2009 for God's sake!

FEAR NOT:

For Vista (or any OS), first FINALIZE* the mini-disk using your Samsung camera. FINALIZING creates a DVD out of your mini-disk. You can put that in your computer and it will play just like any DVD. If you want to edit your movies, your mini-DVD has .vob (movie) files on it.

Movie Maker won't import a .vob file so you'll have to convert it to .avi using a third-party conversion tool. I use Need4Video for around $50. I think there's free ones out there too.

And that's how I spent my summer vacation.

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