How did you "just" download CS4, when CS6 is the current version on the Adobe servers?
Do you mean you just installed the program? http://forums.adobe.com/message/2276441
More information needed for someone to help... click these links and provide the requested information
Also, your screen grab shows GoPro... so some reading
-says Cineform WITH GoPro, to convert to other formats
Sorry i meant i just installed it. The clips are fine, i tried dragging the clips into Windows Movie Maker to see if there was something wrong with the clips, but they played back fine. I have never used a program like this so im a bit confused, i need it fixed ASAP. I also have a music clip in there which works fine.
The clips being fine to play is not the same as having the proper CODEC installed for editing
Play -VS- Edit http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1066154
Did you click the GoPro links I provided?
And, some more reading to help you learn
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
If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
Im just trying to edit a video for a longboarding hobby of mine. There does not seem to be a red line. What the problem is i have imported the clips (can be seen in picture) but when i drag them into the screen to the right, it dosent import (it comes up with the problem in my first post). It works for the music i am using, so i am not entirely sure what the problem is.
The project settings i am using are:
You don't have a red line over your timeline because you do not HAVE a timeline
Drag your video down to the timeline
Again... are you editing video from a GoPro?
If yes, did you read at the links I provided?
It dosent let me drag.
Thats what i was saying, if i do try to drag, it comes up with the photo in my first post and thats my problem. It dosent let me do anything with the clips, and no i accidently dragged a gopro clip into the file. Wasnt meant to be there, my mistake.
From the Project Panel, can you not drag a Clip to your Sequence Timeline?
You have created a Sequence, to get the Timeline, haven't you? It looks like you have from the OP image, but then I do not see it in later screen-caps.
I just went back to the beginning... I still do not know the brand/model of camera you are using, and the codec of your file (now that you say it is not GoPro)
Please go back to #3 and report back with the codec information of the file you are trying to edit
It MAY be that you are trying to edit something that will not work in CS4... or won't work until you install an edit codec that matches your file
Your dsc0019-1.mp4 has a size of 1920x1080 which is HiDef, but that still does not show the codec inside that wrapper
Knowing codec details may help
>Just downloaded CS4 (meaning installed)
I think there are some performance & bug fix updates for CS4 PPro, and maybe for Encore
All Adobe updates start here and select product, read to see if you need to install updates in number order, or if the updates are cumulative for the individual product http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/
Also, for Encore CS4
you must update the Roxio component http://forums.adobe.com/thread/400484
More on Encore and Roxio http://forums.adobe.com/thread/528582 or direct to
If your computer has Windows 7 you need to RIGHT click the PPro (and Encore) icon and select the option to run in WinXP compatibility mode
Do those updates and compatibility changes (if you have Windows 7 for the compatibility part) and report back with your codec details
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