I just bought a Canon 60D camera and I am using adobe premiere pro cs3 for the first time.
I tried to import MOV file footages made by my Canon 60D, but it says that my files are not supported.
I don't know what to do!
Can someone help me?
Welcome to the forum.
Full HD H.264 in a MOV file format from DSLR cameras is beyond the capability of CS3.
I recommend using
to convert the video to a lossless or near lossless codec like Avid DNxHD or Apple Photo-JPEG (set to 75% quality). See if the converted files import and edit properly in CS3.
Get the Avid codecs for free here:
Hi! I just read this response. I am having problems importing .mov files into PrPro cs4. It Says missing codec. I'm working in Windows 7, the file specs are, .mov - Video Codec - mpeg - 1/2 Video (xdv9), Resolution 1280X720, Frame Rate - 59.94. Audio codec - PCM S16 BE (Twos). I have Quicktime 7 and Quicktime Pro, which won't play the files(it says I need addittional something, but doesn't say what). I downloaded VLC which plays them beautifully. What I want and need to do is a little editing and titles, and Burn the project to DVD or Blu Ray. I'm thinking Blu Ray because I really want to keep the quality. I f I can't get the .mov files into Pr Pro or Encore, what is the best format to use specifically. Thanks in advance for any help.
Let me tell you how I solved the XDV9 codec trouble on my Windows 7 system. The solution is rather stunning because I am using completely free software. First download the Shark007 codec pack for your system here: http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-Setup-and-usage . Please be aware that the codec pack installer comes with a toolbar install option so make sure you de-select this option during the installation process. After installation check the MOV tab on the "Settings Application" program. Make sure "use LAV's splitter" is selected for MOV Playback.
Now comes the crazy part... To convert the XDV9 MOV video clips just download Windows Essentials Movie Maker for Windows 7. At this moment more info about this program can be found here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/movie-maker-get-starte d . Again, make sure to set the right settings during installation otherwise you will be installing a lot of possible unwanted crap like Windows Live Mail, Windows Skydrive etc.
Movie Maker has quite good settings for converting (High Definition or custom settings are supported). Select your clip, or select multiple clips to create an unedited full length clip of all your clips, and then select "create movie". I used the "use recomended settings for this project" settings as it matches the source file resolution and frame rates etc. It is quite some work to convert clips like this but its the only free solution I could find so far.
sometimes you need quicktime pro installed instead of just the free viewer quicktime thing...cause the pro version installs some codecs that the viewer doesnt. your screenshot had no info for codec and stuff on right side of that screenshot, so I'm thinking your computer isnt seeing the codec etc...QT pro is only about $ 30 I think ??? ( been a while since I bought it )...but if you do that you may get what you need... good luck
edit..whoops... i didnt notice the date differences between the posts.. and the disconnect between posts...sorry
Regarding the empty boxes in G-Spot, the file header info should tell G-Spot, or MediaInfo (or other similar utility), the necessary CODEC's, whether they are installed on the system. The latter WILL be necessary to play (unless one uses a player WITH the necessary CODEC's), and certainly to edit.
Seeing all the blanks makes me think that there is a problem with the file's header, but as you point out, that was several months ago, so we will likely never know.
Also, I knew that QT Pro allowed one to convert MOV, etc. file formats, but did not realize that it had additional CODEC's. Guess that I have had QT Pro so long, that I just did not notice?
I think this is in reply to my problem., and screen shot of G-spot which I have posted here. Please note that inspite of I am having Quicktime Pro., it was not helping. I simply converted my .MOV video file with Video Convertor, and I was able to import it in my Premiere. Thank you all for taking time to help me out
That is great news!
With many CODEC's, even when properly installed in the system, I have found that the "easy" answer is to convert to a CODEC, that PrPro is comfortable working with. In general terms, there are three operations, regarding CODEC's:
Thats a very good point , Bill.... and in summary to my snail like brain which has a tough time with technical things sometimes... I often think of it this way.
codec is a word that comes from " COmpression DECompression " In other words, even the existence of a 'codec' means you have compressed and are looking to decompress to view it or edit it.
Most codecs that compress a LOT are for viewing only when decompressed ( by a player of some sort ).
Editing programs typically like working with the original material in it's raw state or uncompressed state as much as possible. This gets pretty technical ( with lossless codecs and algorithms etc )...including intermediate codecs....
Sometimes if I use GSpot and it doesnt know whats up ( like can't determine what the codec is ) I will then try MediaInfo instead...and see if THAT little program recognizes whats up. If I still can't figure it out I try to find out where the file ( in this case a mov wrapper ) came from and try to track down the info on it... My feeling is that I'm better off not losing any quality if I can know what's going on exactly.
This doesn't always happen though...as an example I woke up this morning after reading most of the night and before I had 4 cups of coffee I had NO IDEA WHAT WAS GOING ON.
One example stands out. It is for SD video, and is the MS DV-AVI. It is compressed, though only at about 5%. The MS DV/DVC CODEC is the basis of Premiere's native support for SD material.
Now, many other forms of compression, though a CODEC, might be for display, or for editing. AVCHD is one, though heavily compressed to start. Still, it is one of the backbone HD CODEC's, due to the number of cameras, that shoot it.
CODEC's are interesting things. Though they are the "building blocks" of Audio and Video files, they are constantly in flux, and only general understandings of them can be achieved, except by the people writing them!
Historically, two delivery-only CODEC's, Xvid and DivX used some form of the DivX CODEC. The resultant files were heavily compressed, though looked pretty good at lower Bit-Rates. Recently, however, they have begun using variations of the H.264 CODEC. Those might allow material Encoded with either the newest Xvid, or DivX to be edited, by more NLE's. However, even if they Import, and can be edited, they are STILL highly-compressed, so much of the original data has been lost forever. Still, this change might well affect folk, who have to work with such material. Stuff changes almost every day.
Just some observations,
I've got a similar problem, mentioned here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4797063
I'm opening a project, stored on a separate hard drive, on a different (windows 7) laptop (the other laptop is Vista) and I'm being told that my files (Canon files converted through Steamclip wih the Avid DNxHD codec) cannot be read. They worked happily on the old machine.
Is this the same thing?