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Codec Problems/ avi. files

Mar 25, 2013 9:49 AM

Tags: #codecs #.avi #unsupported_format

Hello everyone,

I have been trying to fix this problem for a while now, but with no suitable solution.

Here is the thing:

I've been using Premiere CS 6 (Version 6.0.3) on my Windows 7, 64bit PC, quite a while now and it normally works like a charm,

but when I try to import certain .avi files, which I recorded with a camcorder, it keeps telling me, that the format is not supported.

I already tried it with severeal clips, but no luck there.

The thing is, if I try it on a friends Macbook it works fine and imports without and error message (she also uses Premiere CS 6).

So, I figured there must be something wrong with the codecs.

I tried to install different things to make it work, for example the whole divx codecs and the avid codecs,but nothing seems to work.

I ran one of the videos through GSpot, which tells me, that all the needed codecs are installed, but I really can't get the videos to work in Premiere.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BGNyTIcCUAEpNuk.jpg:large

Is there anyone who might help me with this issue or has the same problem?

I would be very, very thankful if anybody could help me solve this.


 
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    Mar 25, 2013 10:43 AM   in reply to Maike_

    H.264 will not work inside an AVI wrapper http://forums.adobe.com/thread/854115

    -Insignia camera uses H.264 to either AVI or MOV... so use the MOV wrapper

    -Says VLC will convert in #6 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1172956

     
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    Mar 25, 2013 12:43 PM   in reply to Maike_

    Pr simply does not like H.264 inside of an AVI wrapper.  Try converting it to Lagarith or UT AVI files using VirtualDub.  The codecs and VirtualDub are open-source and free, and can produce very high-quality files.  Lagarith and UT are mathematically lossless codecs -- when they're decoded in Pr you get perfect pixel-for-pixel video compared to the source.  The only drawback is that they take up a lot more hard disk space than your source AVI files.

     

    Jeff

     
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    Mar 25, 2013 12:51 PM   in reply to Jeff Bellune
     
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    Mar 25, 2013 1:01 PM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    Thanks, jbp!

     

    Jeff

     
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:45 PM   in reply to Maike_

    recorded with a camcorder

     

    You sure about that?  I'm not aware of any cameras that record H.264 to an AVI file.  It's about 90% MP4 and maybe 10% QuickTime.

     

    That suggests you're not playing with camera original media here, but something that's been converted.  If so, you may want to get your hands on the originals.

     
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    Mar 25, 2013 8:33 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    >not aware of any cameras that record H.264 to an AVI file

     

    Number 7 in http://forums.adobe.com/thread/854115 mentions one

     

    I don't have that camera, so can't comment from personal experience... only reading what someone else said

     
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    Mar 26, 2013 3:41 PM   in reply to Maike_

    I can't understand why a professional tool like Premiere can't handle H.264 in an .avi wrapper.

     

    Because it's just not an industry standard.  You will likely have to convert.

     
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