SE2 crashes as soon as I drag video into timeline

tonyvdb

Member
Ok, Im trying to work on video that has alot of stills and some videos mixed into the project. When I drag a video clip into the timeline SE crashes immediately. it seems that only short videos under around 1.5min will drag over. Ive even tried dragging into a new project and the same happens.
Most of the video clips are .mov files but Ive tried converting them to .mp4 video, both seem to exhibit the same issues.

Any thoughts?:help:
 

lcress

Lynn Cress
mp4 is problematic, as well, since the system has to decompress your video on the fly just to edit it. If you have the NewTek codecs installed I recommend converting to to an avi using the SpeedEditHQ codec.

If you don't have the NT codecs, but have a valid registration account you can download them here:
http://register.newtek.com/

Once logged in, click on My Downloads and scroll down to Codecs and Utilities.
 

kanep

NewTek SE
Have you tried right clicking on the file in the SpeedEdit FileBin and using the 'Convert to SpeedHQ option'? In the window that appears choose a new location for a file to be written to.
 

lcress

Lynn Cress
Kane has the preferred method here.

But to answer your question @tonyvdb, there are several free converters that I will list here. The one I use the most is MpegStreamClip.

FreeMake Video Converter
http://www.freemake.com/

Handbrake
https://handbrake.fr/

Mpeg Stream Clip
http://www.squared5.com/

MyFFmpeg
http://www.myffmpeg.com/

VirtualDub
http://www.virtualdub.org/

Note that MyFFmpeg is shareware, but it uses the venerable ffmpeg libraries as its backbone (which you will have to download and install separately). What the developers give you is a graphic front end for doing everything that ffmpeg does from command line, which is very handy.

Again, you want to transcode to SpeedEditHQ. As, long as you have the NT codecs loaded, most 3rd party video utilities will write to them making your video more useful in SE. However, keep in mind that your mileage may vary depending on your CPU, Ram and system resources in general.

Hope that helps.
 

tonyvdb

Member
Thanks for all the tips guys,
When I try to open the folder in SE2 where the videos are stored it also crashes the program instantly so no go on doing it from within SE its self. I will have to try downloading one of the programs you mention.
 

Scott Bates

Just Tryin' To Help...
Thanks for all the tips guys,
When I try to open the folder in SE2 where the videos are stored it also crashes the program instantly so no go on doing it from within SE its self. I will have to try downloading one of the programs you mention.
Try deleting all the [NewTek Info] folders/files in that folder (they will be re-written when those folders are re-opened). I also had that problem once when I had a non-video/audio file stored in one of those folders; don't remember what it was, but once I found it and moved it elsewhere the crashes stopped.
 
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