I'm trying to make a compilation video. I've got a lot of videos of different types - different codecs, containers, frame-rates, frame-sizes etc.
I'd like some advice on how I can edit them into a bit long montage. I only need to do basic editing, trimming clips and cutting them together.
Is there any app that I can use that will take care of the conversion? I don't mind installing codecs on my system if that will help. Something that can do the editing with the clips in their native form would be ideal. Alternatively, I don't mind converting them to an editable format - but is there a way to do this easily in a batch? They all play fine in VLC.
I've got so many to do, I can't really face having to examine what each and every file is and individually convert each file with a the correct, app with the correct settings.
Any advice would be much appreciated. If I can get at least 95% of the clips edited with minimal labour that would be amazing.
PS: I am a Windows user. I have only Windows Movie Maker installed, but I have access to Premiere Pro CS6. Will of course consider anything that will get the job done.
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Bring all your clips into Premiere CS6, find the biggest raster size and framerate among them and use that as your sequence settings. (Probably 1920x1080 at 60fps -- but you haven't specified.)
Build your sequence. Let Premiere "fix" everything to the same size and framerate. The other option is to...
Yeah, ditto on that, smrpix.
What I would do is look at the various clips and see if you can find a common denominator render template that avoids stretching or cropping anything. Then find a creative way to present what you have.