Have just installed Premier Elements 9 in the hope of getting going on video editing.
Have some MP4 files which are fine, however with AGI files from a Fujifilm XP10 I get the message file not supported, or codec not installed.
Having now spent hours trying to resolve my beilef is that there is a codec issue, unfortunatley I have been unable to resolve. Can anyone help?
Welcome to the forum.
As Steve points out, there can be so very much inside of the AVI "wrapper." This ARTICLE goes into much more detail.
If the Fuji AVI's are MJPEG, then you should have their version, on the utility disc that came with the camera. It might be a separate install, might install along with the camera's driver, or might only install with a Fuji editing, or cataloging utility. That would be the best, as many camera mfgrs. will tweak the exact CODEC used, and MJPEG is a common target for tweaking. This ARTICLE will go into more detail on MJPEG.
Good luck, and please let us know what is inside the AVI "wrapper."
>good to mix
Well, PrEl does not do a very good job trying to edit mixed footage... I don't have a link handy, scan the messages for the past 2-3 weeks
You MAY need to convert both types of files to a common file that will edit in a single file
Regular DV AVI type 2 with 16bit 48khz sound is a native format that edits well in PrElements
I agree with John. If you plan to mix AVIs with hi-def MP4s, you'd better stock up on aspirin. You're going to have a lot of headaches!
Convert your video to a common format and set your project settings to match that format and life will be much, much easier.
>however PE does not like the native the AVI files
If those are really NATIVE files with the DV AVI codec, they edit perfectly in every version of Premiere
If you have an AVI that does not edit, it is not NATIVE
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/
Thanks again John, it’s time for bed here in the UK as I am up and out early.
I will certainly check out your recommendations when I have the opportunity, which will be next week now.
Your help is much appreciated, have a good weekend.