Import of DV AVI files

Hello,

I tried to import a video file from my camcorder which was recorded by another program. Kdenlive is able to handle this file, but it doesn't seem that the clips are being created. When I import the same file in e. g. Kino, multiple clips appear (I'm just a beginner, but I think the camcorder creates a clip every time I press the "Record" button and transfers these "timestamps" via Firewire to the capturing program?)
The video is standard PAL and DV codec in AVI format.

Lars

cbuilder wrote:
Hello,

I tried to import a video file from my camcorder which was recorded by another program. Kdenlive is able to handle this file, but it doesn't seem that the clips are being created. When I import the same file in e. g. Kino, multiple clips appear (I'm just a beginner, but I think the camcorder creates a clip every time I press the "Record" button and transfers these "timestamps" via Firewire to the capturing program?)
The video is standard PAL and DV codec in AVI format.

Lars

I think this issue from the issue tracker is what you are looking for, not? :

http://www.kdenlive.org/mantis/view.php?id=47

- feel free to comment on it.

Yes, this is what I was looking for. Maybe there is a possibility (in another program) to split such a "big" file into clips. Then, one could import these clips as a couple of small files.

cbuilder wrote:
Yes, this is what I was looking for. Maybe there is a possibility (in another program) to split such a "big" file into clips. Then, one could import these clips as a couple of small files.

A few options:

You can split them manually in kdenlive.

If you grab the file, using dvgrab (cli) or Kdenlive, you can specify it should create a new file/clip on scene change.

In kino you can actually export your large dv file to another (set of) dv file, choose "split automatically" (or something like it) when exporting, you will get what you are looking for, I think.

Regards

Mads

Thank you! I solved the problem with Kino export.

Lars