- recording a video with my Pentax Optio M40 camera
- cutting the beginning and the end of the video with the PiTiVi software
Today I decided to find a solution to this, so that I could edit the clip with Kdenlive, which is right now my preferred video editing software. The solution seems to use an intermediate software to create the clips to be imported to Kdenlive: Avidemux.
I just load the AVI file from the camera in Avidemux, select the starting and end points of the clip I want to use, and press the "Save" button. A screenshot can be seen here:
Then this clip can be imported into Kdenlive, without any synchronization problems. With Kdenlive we can now add a title, add effects, etc. and if we want a decent quality we can render it as the template MPEG-4 10000k 2-pass (which translates to:
f=mp4 acodec=libmp3lame ab=128k ar=44100 vcodec=mpeg4 minrate=0 b=10000k aspect=%dar mbd=2 trellis=1 mv4=1 pass=2).
The resulting file has perfect synchronization and can be uploaded to Vimeo without any problems and with much better quality than the one generated in my previous post. Here is the resulting video.