Trying to play off-camera stored video, when replaced onto SD card in camera
S5IS-acquired video footage was off-loaded from the 4-G SD card onto a desktop HD to temporarily conserve space for more shooting. When replacing the video footage back into the camera so the camera could play the footage, the camera now says - "no image", yet the transferred footage can be played back in the desktop computer using WMP, as a default - no problem. What is going on? I need the camera to be able to playback the footage.
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Did you change the file name on the original video? Are you able to put the video back onto the camera? If you changed the file name, you can't put it back onto the camera. It also needs to be in AVI format which is the video format that the camera records in.
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You did not state which computer or software you are using to edit your video, bu the general consensus is the raw footage has to be "unwrapped" from its compressed form (video gets compressed to fit on SD card) so that it can be editable with your software. Otherwise, editing the footage will be difficult. I use a Mac and FCP. My workflow is - after moving the files from my SD Card to my ext. hard drive, I batch load them into MPEG Streamclip (free software for PC and Mac). Then I choose Apple ProRes 422 (LT) to transcode my raw footage. After waiting for the process to finish (minutes to hours, depending on how many files you batch load), I import my files into FCP and everything works great. No more issues. Also, if you are working on a Mac, iMovie will accept your Rebel.mov files without issue. iMovie unwraps the footage with the Apple Intermediate Codec automatically and editing in iMovie is so simple that it makes me want to smack myself for not trying it sooner after editing on FCP for the last 10 years.......
I have the same problem with my Canon G9. I have found a solution and since doing it the problem has only happened once again. Here is the solution: I have a 32mb sd card that was given with the camera when I bought it. This card has different connectors than the ones that are used on the usual SD cards. As soon as this card is inserted the camera works properly and all other cards work fine after. I'm assuming that the sd card circuit blocks and this 32mb card unblocks it somehow... Hope this will help you.
I have the same camera :)
I use windows.
But I believe the procedure is same.
If using SD card reader in your laptop:
Open the SD card and download the movie files.
This camera stores a thumbnail (which is a picture of the movie file) and a .mov (Quicktime movie) for each movie you click.
Here is the manual for the camera
very simple. you need to get an SD card reader from your local electronics store ( CC or Best buy). it's very simple. the memory card goes into the card reader and that ensemble plugs into any of the usb ports in your computer. once plugged in, the computer will recognize it as external memory, just like a flash/thumb drive and your comptuer can read the pictures off of the card without any interaction with the camera itself. you will be able to see both the picture and video files on the memory card. all you will need to do is copy the pictures or the videos, and paste them into any folder you wish. your computer should have no problem recognizing those files. and windows media player should not have a problem reading the video files either. with them on your computer you can just drag and drop them into any video editing software that you have. i have a canon sd750 and that's exactly what i do. works like a charm.
Why don't you just transfer them onto your memory card? If your computer has an SD slot that would work. In your play mode you would just press menu and then copy to card. Otherwise you are going to have to wait until you get back to your dock with your camera.
no problem using the 4 or 8 gig SD cards, or the 2 gig xD cards. I would recommend using a 2 or 4 gig SD card. Unless you really need to store a ton of images ( or you need to shoot a lot of video), stick to a medium-sized card. Trying to find one image on an 8 gig card is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Most large cards that come into my shop only have a small percentage of the space used anyhow.