I own a Sony Handycam DCR-SX63. When I import the movies I have taken onto my PC (Vista) they are .MPG files. When I import these files into Premiere Pro CS3 the video portion imports but the audio of that file does not. I have read all I can find and nothing seems to answer my question directly. I tried an encoder to see if maybe Premiere doesn't accept .MPG files. I converted it to .AVI file and tried to import and that gave me audio with no video. I tried opening the new project with a dozen different settings offered up by Premiere but every one I tried gave me the same outcome when I tried to import my video file.
Please. please. please help. I am pulling my hair out.
I appreciate any help given.
First... To work with AC3 sound files in Premiere CS3, copy the ad2ac3dec.dll file from the Encore CS3 directory into the Premiere directory
Second... Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
IF your files are MJPEG...
MJPEG edit with Morgan or MainConcept http://www.morgan-multimedia.com/
OK, I am back after reading my homework. Very informative.
GSpot tells me that the required CODEC for my files are installed. The video CODEC is MPEG2 and the audio Codec is AC3. GSpot does not give my any suggestions, I assume because it says I have the required CODEC(s) already installed.
I am going to copy the file you mentioned and try again and then report back.
Thanks so much for your help.
I know this is an old thread. My laptop crashed on my last week... cracked my motherboard. :-(
I remember having all these issues before and copying that file worked... however, this time it did not. Any ideas why or what I might do? I really hope I didn't just spend $1000 on a new computer that can't run premiere...
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Does your new computer run Windows 7?
PPro before CS5 NEEDS to be run in compatibility mode with Windows 7
Are you using CS3?
The reason that I ask is that John T's "trick" worked for CS2 (stand-alone was PrPro 2.0), and CS3, though the necessary file from Encore was different per version number.
CS4 was different, and the trick did not work. However, with about the 2nd, or 3rd update to CS4, Adobe added AC3 support. If you have CS4, make sure that you update it completely.
If you have CS2/PrPro 2.0, then the file's name is slightly different, but you should be able to find it, as much of the name IS the same.