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What is the limit on video import size?

Mar 10, 2013 5:10 PM

Tags: #import #clip

I'm using Premiere Pro CS6 and have a long (1 hour 40 min.) video clip. Premiere only takes 50 minutes of it.

How can I control either how big a clip Premiere will take or somehow control which part of the clip comes into Premiere?


Thanks for your help.



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    Mar 10, 2013 6:01 PM   in reply to katherine001

    More information needed for someone to help... please click these links and provide the requested information
    -Information FAQ


    Also, What are you editing, and does your sequence match your video?
    Please NOTE that the PPro CS6 screen may look a bit different (I use CS5)
    For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
    See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process
    -and a FAQ on sequence setting
    When your project sequence is correct, you will not see a red line over your timeline

    at first import, before you do anything to the video
    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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    Mar 10, 2013 7:11 PM   in reply to katherine001



    I don't know of any reason that Premiere Pro would not take in the entire video if it takes in 50 minutes of it. Are you certain that the video is not actually there? Is it possible that it is being interpreted as having a different frame rate?

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    Mar 11, 2013 2:32 AM   in reply to katherine001

    I record 2h30 performances and premiere cs5.5 imports it without problems.

    My cameras record 1920x1080 avchd files and it breaks the recod into 4GB files. I use to have 3 files, but I open the first one in premiere and I see the complete recording.


    I import media files using the media navigator into premiere.

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    Mar 15, 2013 7:31 AM   in reply to katherine001

    Back at the bottom of my reply #1 I listed programs that will allow you to provide the codec DETAILS that you still have not posted


    Without those details, I don't think anyone will be able to help you


    Based on past discussions like this... there are 2 quick possibilities that come to mind




    H.264 will not work inside an AVI wrapper


    But, as I said, you need to provide details, not just "avi file... frame dimensions are 1280 x 1024"

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    Mar 15, 2013 4:34 PM   in reply to katherine001

    >Can you point me to...


    I already did that, in my reply #1


    Go back, and start reading AND CLICKING LINKS for more information, at Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:17 PM   in reply to katherine001

    I routinely import 1 to 2 hour video AVCHD 1920 x 1080 clips into Premiere CS5, CS5.5 and now CS6 from multiple cameras and like Steven above do not have any clues yet what could be causing your problem.  I would suggest downloading GSpot and post the result.

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    Mar 26, 2013 4:23 PM   in reply to katherine001

    Thought I'd let you know you aren't the only one who can't import 40 gig files from Camtasia.
    I have tried with avi and QT, both play in VLC, and WMP, but are only 2 minutes on the Premiere
    timeline. I have tried these large files on my Apple and my PC in PP CS6 with the same result,

    right down to the exact 2 minutes. I can import and do basic edits in TMPnc, but I wanted
    1080p not DVD format. MSu codec did not help. Tonight I will see if Squeeze can enocde these
    files into something PP will allow me to work with. Yes, disappointing is the word. Funny, I

    never had problems with Camtasia 7 which makes me think the issue is Camtasia, not PP.

    If you find an answer please post.    Thanks.

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