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digital video clips format

by betloutoo / January 23, 2008 4:23 AM PST

I have a Sony Cyber Shot and the video clips are in CRW format and I cannot use them in the slideshow software that I use. I have researched and can't find any way to convert the format to mpg which is what I need. I have written the Sony company but have not gotten a reply from them. Thanks for any help. Betlou

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Need More Information
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 8:37 AM PST

You did not mention the model of the Sony camera.
Are you using windows XP?
(if not, what are you using).

I have never heard of a video format called CRW.

Sony has been using MPEG VX format for years.

Why do you think your camera is making CRW format videos?


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video format
by betloutoo / January 23, 2008 9:07 AM PST
In reply to: Need More Information

I have windows XP. My camera is Sony Cybershot DSC-W200. When I download my video clips they automatically go into my folder in a program called ACDSee. When I view them they are labeled with the CRW instead of the MPEG. I talked to Sony company on the phone for a long while this afternoon and they have never heard of that file name either. I have no idea where it came from. I have downloaded video clips there from another camera and they were fine. I just got this camera and thats the way it has done since I have it. No one so far has been able to figure it out. Thanks for your interest. Betlou

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 23, 2008 10:11 AM PST
In reply to: video format

I would guess that you have a free version of the ACDSee software program.
It is a photo manager program and can do some simple editing.

Apparently the ACDSee program is incorrectly seeing the video files from the camera as being something else.
The CRW format is a RAW format used by some Canon cameras.
It is a still-photo format......not a movie format.

So, your bad guy is the ACESee program.
If you are not using the program for anything else, remove it.

If you want to keep the ACDSee program, you need to contact them and see what settings you need to change.


The best option is to buy a camera memory card reader that can read Sony Memory Sticks.
Attach the card reader to your computer and put the memory stick from the camera in the reader.
Then look for a new hard drive on your computer.
That new hard drive is your card reader containing the memory stick.

Use Windows Explorer to copy your video files to your computer.


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ACDSee problems
by betloutoo / January 23, 2008 10:48 AM PST
In reply to: ACDSee

Yes I agree I believe the problem is with this program. It is not a free copy, I purchased it years ago at the recommendation of my sports lab to organize the photos in the order I want them. All my photographs (which are hundreds) are in this software. I tried to reach them earlier but have had no luck. Will try the options you suggested. Thanks a lot. Betlou

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