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Editing Video from SD Video Cameras

A month or so ago I got a Panasonic SDR-SW20 Video camera that records onto high-density SD. It is a handy small camera that’s waterproof (and dustproof!), and fits into a pocket. It records in a format that’s difficult to use in most editing programs (.MOV) so after shooting a bunch of video of Burning man I had to write my own converter with FFMPEG to get the video into Windows Movie Maker. If you have the same problem get a copy of ruby and ffmpeg for your windows box and use my script to import it.

NOTE: I just updated the script with /working/ encoder options. The old options would cause output to stop halfway through the video!