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Elements 9 & AVI

Feb 24, 2012 11:49 AM

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?





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    Feb 24, 2012 12:25 PM   in reply to soclueless

    AGI files?


    Assuming you mean AVI files, it's most likely that Fuji cam shoots in MJPEG-AVI, which Premiere Elements usually doesn't work with well.

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    Feb 24, 2012 12:32 PM   in reply to soclueless



    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."



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    Feb 24, 2012 1:28 PM   in reply to soclueless

    >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

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    Feb 24, 2012 1:38 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    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.

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    Feb 24, 2012 1:45 PM   in reply to soclueless

    Here are some suggestions, from the FAQs to the right of this forum.

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    Feb 24, 2012 3:38 PM   in reply to soclueless

    >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

    What is a CODEC... a Primer

    What CODEC is INSIDE that file?


    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 PC or

    For Mac

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