When I have to edit the videos I've captured, I struggle with .avi. Never found a good codec. What do you guys use?
I've tried exporting uncompressed from after effects and then compressing in Vdub, or directly exporting form after effects using the Xvid MPEG-4 Codec, but in both cases I end up with small file size at the cost of a quality that is not good enough. (Although I think I've set it all to the best quality I can).
(I even used to actually not be able to export from AE, I had to change an option somewhere to fix that, can't remember where right now.)
Also I'm frustrated by the fact that I can't export to the ratio I want.
.mov are easier, I find sorenson video 3 reliable.