SONY BLOGGIE VIDEO (MP4 FORMAT) ON WINDOWS MACHINE:
These video cameras put out digital video in the latest format – *.MP4.
If you have a mac, you are all set, because iMOVIE works well with all formats. Just plug your camera into your mac and you are off to the races.
IF YOU HAVE A WINDOWS MACHINE:
There is a two step process.
1) First you need to manually copy and paste (drag and drop) the videos from your Bloggie camera to your project folder.
2) Second you need to convert them from *.MP4 to *.AVI files.
NOTE BEST PRACTICES FOR CREATING MEDIA PROJECTS:
Create a project folder for your video in your “MY DOCUMENTS” with a proper name which is unique and identifiable. Keep all your videos, MovieMaker project file, finished product and other stuff (audio clips or still photos) in that project folder in your “MY DOCUMENTS.”
1) FINDING YOUR MOVIE FILES ON YOUR BLOGGIE:
Plug your bloggie into your windows machine and turn it on. In the “MY COMPUTER” you will see two new drives. One if for the Bloggie software, and the other is for the camera itself called BLOGGIE. You want to avoid the software.
In “MY COMPUTER” navigate through BLOGGIE>MP_ROOT>101ANV01>
And in that 101ANV01 folder you’ll find files of your MPEG-4 Movies with the file extension *.MP4. Copy all the files that end with .MP4 into your project folder. Please remember to rename your videos to something that makes sense to you. Don’t name them “video” or “today” or the teacher’s name. Also don’t leave them so technical they don’t mean anything, like MAH00015.MP4. Instead rename them to something quite clear for your project, like “Whole_Class_Hello.MP4” or “Student_One_Reading”
CONVERTING YOUR *.MP4 TO AVI:
First install the MP4 to AVI converter from Pazera. You can find it in Team_Communications>Terrace_Times>Sony Bloggie Video Camera, or google it and download it off the web from cnet.
Take all the standard default settings when installing Pazera MP4 to AVI converter.
The AVI file will be put in your project folder (wherever the file you are converting is located) and the AVI file will be named the same thing, except the file extension will not be .MP4, it will be converted to .AVI.
That AVI file you can open with Windows MovieMaker and view in Windows Media Player.