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clough shelton
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can't import avi file

Mar 27, 2013 9:04 PM

I have some video shot in 1080p but I can't import them into Premiere. They are H.264 .avi files. How do I troubleshoot this? I installed a codec pack for Windows 7 that was supposed to solve the problem.

 

Thanks for you help.

 

Clough

 

My system [no overclocking]: 

CPU: I7-940@ 2.93

GPU: GTX 680 FTW 2 GB 

Mobo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 

RAM: 24GB [6 x 4 GB] Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1600

PSU: Corsair 750TX 750 W 

Window 7 Pro 64

 
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Mar 28, 2013 5:58 AM   in reply to clough shelton

    Here is a thread discussing the same issue:

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/5177744#5177744

     

    See post #3 for Jeff's explanation & workaround.

     

    I installed a codec pack for Windows 7 that was supposed to solve the problem.

    Ususally not a good idea unless you know exactly what you are doing.

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 7:41 AM   in reply to clough shelton

    As we are seeing more cameras (mostly lower-end consumer models) adopting this non-standard arrangement, I would guess that when this movement reaches some critical mass, Adobe will retool the code to look for H.264 in an AVI wrapper. Until that time, Jeff Bellune's workaround is probably as good as it gets.

     

    Not sure why someone thought this scheme was a good idea, but it does seem to be gaining some momentum. I speculate that those camera mfgrs. really do not anticipate their customers would want to edit the footage, and soome probably even include some form of NLE with the cameras.

     

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