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"File Import Failure Unsupported format or damaged file" in CS6 but fine in CS5.5

Nov 21, 2012 9:59 AM

Hello All.

 

Recording in Pal DV AVI from Sony Z5U with MRC1K compact flash recorder.

Imported files to computer using the Sony utility, and also tried dragging and dropping.

Some files import to Premiere Pro CS6.03, but others give "File Import Failure: Unsupported format or damaged file,".

The files that do import show up as 4:3 and I have to modify /  interpret footage to get them to show as 16:9,

However, these same files play back just fine in Windows Media Player.

Intriguingly these files import just fine to Premiere Pro CS5.5, and also show up correctly as 16:9.

 

I can't figure out why some files import into CS6 and others don't....

 

Anyone else seen this kind of behavior?

 

(Normally I record in HDV and I've never had problems importing from MRC1K into Premiere, but the client specifically requested DV files for their ease of editing...)

 

Cheers

 

Mark

 

PS When I use the DV recoverer utility on these files they import just fine into CS6....

 
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:25 AM   in reply to Mark Morreau

    Are these .avi or .dv files?

     
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:45 AM   in reply to Mark Morreau

    OK.

     

    What does Gspot show?  Post a screen shot.

     

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/index.htm

     
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    Nov 22, 2012 9:13 AM   in reply to Mark Morreau

    They are type 1 and you need type 2. So you need to rewrap them.

     
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    Nov 23, 2012 6:01 PM   in reply to Mark Morreau

    The size of the second file could be a factor.  Take Harm's advice and change it to AVI 2.0, see if that helps.

     
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    Dec 11, 2012 8:25 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Mark, I too recently started using the MRC1 and ran into the exact issue you're experiencing when I inadvertently recorded to DV rather than HDV.  Were you ever able to figure this out?

     

    Jim - how does one change from AVI 1.0 to AVI 2.0?

     

     

    Thank you,

    HM

     
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    Dec 12, 2012 6:14 AM   in reply to Mark Morreau

    I agree, it does seem like a bug.  I was able to import my footage by using a free utility (DVdate) to convert from AVI type 1 to AVI type 2. 

     

    I hope this info will be helpful to someone.

     

     

    Thank for your help,

    HVM

     
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