If you are having some trouble with Fraps recorded .avi files in Pinnacle Studio, you may wish to read this article. It explains a workaround to transcode Fraps AVI videos for editing in Pinnacle Studio with very good quality.
I am having issues with Fraps created AVI file in Pinnacle Studio
“Hey, guys, I came upon troubles while using Fraps recorded AVI files in Pinnacle Studio. Perhaps you can give some advice. I made a large AVI video clip using Fraps 4.3.7, however, when I tried to edit it with Pinnacle Studio 16, I couldn’t see the Fraps .avi file in Pinnacle’s edit mode. Whenever I tried to load the AVI file to the player in edit mode, it just stayed black, no picture, but very strange I could hear the sound. I also tried to drag it to Pinnacles storyboard, but no success with that either. There were just green boxes, no image. Do you or anyone have any idea why I’m having these issues? Is some kind of conversion step necessary, and if so what’s the best way to accomplish that? Thanks for your help.”
Converting the files is the best option. Even though .avi files are listed as compatible with Pinnacle Studio, they are buggy when the file sizes are relatively large. The Fraps produces AVI files in relatively large sizes: a two-minutes-long screencast of a full HD screen (1920×1080) may take up 3.95 GB on disk. That’s may be the reason why Pinnacle has troubles to recognize Fraps AVI video correctly.
By using third party video converter software, you are able to convert Fraps AVI to other formats for editing in Pinnacle flawlessly. This is not a fix, but possibly a workaround to solve the problem.
How can I get Pinnacle Studio to recognize Fraps AVI files?
To make Pinnacle Studio work with Fraps AVI files, you require a simple Fraps AVI to DV AVI conversion. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter as a professional Fraps AVI to Pinnacle Studio DV AVI Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select DV AVI as output format for Pinnacle Studio.
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
In case that you don’t know which DV format is best suited for Pinnacle Studio, you can switch to ‘HD AVI’ format under ‘HD Video’ column. This format can also work in Pinnacle with good quality.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (Optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Fraps video to AVI conversion for Pinnacle Studio.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated DV AVI or HD AVI files for using in Pinnacle Studio with optimum performance.
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