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Lightroom 4.1 - I Cannot import Nikon D300s video / movie files into catalogue - Can you?

Aug 11, 2012 7:02 PM

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I can import all of my movie files produced by other cameras into my Lightroom 4.1 catalogue, I have the most recent version of Quicktime installed and obviously as I can import other camera model movies it proves that the basic Lightroom services and processes are working fine.


When I try to import the movie, first on the import module it says 'unable to create preview' and then it states, 'this movie file contains no video frames'.


I had gone back to Lightroom 3.5, but have since realised this version doesn't publish my movie files to flickr if they are >30Mb due to the way the Lightroom 3 Publishing module craps out on memory usage.


I know the D300s records movies using the J-MPEG codec, but I'm not sure if this is a problem with the codecs installed on my machine or whether Lightroom does not support this codec?


Before I waste another few days on trying to resolve the D300s import issue, can anybody else preview and import their Nikon D300s video files into Lightroom 4 or 4.1?





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    Aug 14, 2012 3:27 AM   in reply to D300s Issue

    i have issues with some MPG files that can not be imported.

    these files are not from nikon cameras but it shows that something is broken in LR 4.1


    they worked with LR v3.6.




    Format                           : MPEG-PS
    File size                        : 605 MiB
    Duration                         : 4mn 25s
    Overall bit rate                 : 19.1 Mbps

    ID                               : 224 (0xE0)
    Format                           : MPEG Video
    Format version                   : Version 2
    Format profile                   : Main@High 1440
    Format settings, BVOP            : Yes
    Format settings, Matrix          : Default
    Format settings, GOP             : M=3, N=12
    Duration                         : 4mn 25s
    Bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Bit rate                         : 18.5 Mbps
    Width                            : 1 280 pixels
    Height                           : 720 pixels
    Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
    Frame rate                       : 24.000 fps
    Color space                      : YUV
    Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                        : 8 bits
    Scan type                        : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.836
    Stream size                      : 581 MiB (96%)

    ID                               : 192 (0xC0)
    Format                           : MPEG Audio
    Format version                   : Version 1
    Format profile                   : Layer 2
    Duration                         : 4mn 25s
    Bit rate mode                    : Constant
    Bit rate                         : 384 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
    Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
    Video delay                      : -83ms
    Stream size                      : 12.1 MiB (2%)

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    Oct 14, 2012 1:20 PM   in reply to D300s Issue

    Did you resolve this? I have a D90 with exactly the same issue.

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    Oct 16, 2012 1:42 AM   in reply to D300s Issue

    Thanks very much for the reply and the solution. As you say, it seems crazy that the Adobe boards have plenty of people struggling with the same issue and it's very difficult to find the answer. It's even crazier that Windows Media Player and even Quick Time recognise and play the Nikon AVIs just fine and yet Adobe have not made it possible for Lightroom to do the same out of the box or at least make it obvious that there is likely to be a problem.


    For the little I use AVIs I won't be forking ot 30 bucks for the codec, I have an ancient copy of Cyberlink Power Director that reads/plays/edits my Nikon AVIs just fine.


    Thanks again.

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