JuanSOLO wrote:Ableton offers video stuff, but nothing special. If you want quality video capabilities I suggest using software made specifically for that. And, if it needs to sync with Live then get software made to do that.
However if you cant afford anything other than making Live do things it dosent do well, like video, then make sure your .mov files are using PHOTO JPEG codecs.
I make a living doing video/animation/compositing/special FX, and I would never say any software does any video processing with "ease."
Video processing is notorious for crashing.
Not sure why you'd expect Audio Processing software with video gimmicks to be up to par?
On that note, my videos work great in Live, never a problem here.
only thing i need is to be able to sync audio with video, but live refuses to do that, because it crashes.
not to mention that you have to use left/right arrow keys with grid set to zero to find frames, even through i sit here with 3 scrubwheels heh.
but yeah, video software is notorious for crashing, however my video software is way more stable than live when it comes to that.
i wonder what that says about live.
i'm happy for you that your live works.
mine has never worked properly, and i do understand the idea of blaming the user instead of the software, but the fact is that live is only software i have that is this unstable, which leads me to believe that there's probably a better chance that it's live that is the problem, rather than my operating system, the software i have, how i set up my services, whether or not i have irq conflicts, what drivers i use, whether i use thirdparty plugins or not and so on and so fourth.
but yeah, i just want to be able to actually put out markers, and you know.. edit audio without live fucking up big time because of whatever the hell freaking magic it decided to do behind the scenes on that video file.
as for video encoding, photo jpeg does work better than other encoded files, yes.
best thing to do would be to be able to turn preview on/off, rather than to open/close the video window, and of course, either low res renders to high res symbolically linked clips, and/or the ability to choose preview resolution. i've noted that live prefers to crash with video whenever you move the playmarker around, edit audio and decide to move the audio as it scrubs through the entire video file wanting to play it back (and the less zoomed in you are, the faster it scrubs through it of course).
yes i know you want to say that this is because of my harddrive, my ram, or my gpu, but the fact is that i can scrub through videos smooth as silk everywhere else. i had some problems with live and some videos i imported from my q3hd and it turned out to be something to do with the encoder, and live was the only software who couldn't decode and play back this video properly, so i assume that live is very very picky about the codecs and containers it uses for playback and when it doesn't like it, all hell breaks loose.