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Toni Sixpack
AVI in PI
on Mar 23, 2006 at 9:24:09 am

I tried to use an AVI file as a layer in PI, but keep getting the message: AVI request format error. The AVI file is 720x576 PAL DV, and i'm trying do make someone dissapear the StarTrek-way with transporter effect. I already made something with a green background and then used Chromakey in Premiere, but it kind of affected the colours in the original movie. Help me out, Toni.



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Alan Lorence
Re: AVI in PI
on Mar 24, 2006 at 11:52:40 am

Unfortunately particleIllusion for Windows (both 3.0 and SE) does not
support DV AVI files directly at this time. That means that you need to
either:

1) Install a standalone DV codec such as the Mainconcept DV codec or the
Panasonic DV codec. Do a websearch for "Panasonic DV codec" and you'll find
several sites that have that free codec with instructions for installing.

2) Convert your DV AVIs into a non-DV format such as DivX or uncompressed
AVI. This conversion would have to be done with another application. I've
checked into Rad Video Tools (http://www.radgametools.com), and it's
perfect. Converts between several different formats, but the important thing
here is it will convert your DV AVI to another AVI format. It's free.




Alan.
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