Editing MP4 files from NEX - recommended programmes please.

Roger101
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Editing MP4 files from NEX - recommended programmes please.

Unread postby Roger101 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:15 pm

I have recently started to take video on my NEX5n and A57 having finally retired my miniDV video camera. The quality is excellent but I am having a nightmare trying to find an editing programme that can accept MPG4. I have used Pinnacle 11 for years but this will not read the files. (Will Pin 16 do it?) I have tried converting to AVI and editing these but the programme keeps crashing on writing an MP4 output file.
I have seen some of David's excellent videos from NEX etc and would be grateful for some tips on what to use.
Sorry if this is covered elswhere but I cannot find any reference.
Thanks
A77ii, NEX6 Sony 18-250, Sigma 50-150 f2.8, Sigma 70m Macro, Sony A16-50 2.8, Minolta 50 mm 1.7. Sony E18-50, 55-110.

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Re: Editing MP4 files from NEX - recommended programmes plea

Unread postby Birma » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:09 pm

Hi Roger. I have always set my Sony cameras to shoot video in mp4 rather than avchd as mp4 editors are more common and the format seems easier to edit. I use iMovie but this is probably only a solution if you're on a Mac.
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.

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Re: Editing MP4 files from NEX - recommended programmes plea

Unread postby Roger101 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:13 pm

Thanks Birma - yes I too have recorded only in MP4. I normally use Windows programmes but have access to my wife's Mac. I was able to import to iMovie and play the video but the sound track seems to have been lost. This is the older version of iMovie so I wonder if the update would solve the problem. May try that. Still interested to know what David uses which I know is on his Mac.
A77ii, NEX6 Sony 18-250, Sigma 50-150 f2.8, Sigma 70m Macro, Sony A16-50 2.8, Minolta 50 mm 1.7. Sony E18-50, 55-110.


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