So by some weird circumstance that I comment on a few Premier AVCHD issues, and my own anomaly arises.
I have a music video with a bunch of shoots that have all been shot in avchd by either a Panosonic Ag160, AG130 or a sony FS700. All are .MTS or .MT2S
For some reason, all the footage from the cams will not import the video to the timeline. They will play just fine in source monitor, but audio only gets dragged to the timeline everytime i try.
I have created a new project, cleared the cache tryied interpreting the footage nothing seems to work...
The even weirder part is i flip back to another project with the same cameras, and the footage imports no issues.
Obvious questions; I imported the entire files structure from the cams, i even cleared the xmp's and let prem rebuild them .. still nothing
Anyone have this type of issue in the past or have some ideas, paying customer on my back to get this done in 4 weeks and i can even drop it on the timeline
Copying entire folder structure is very good, but did you also use "Media Browser" for the Import? That is very important and can often fix this type of problem. The Media Browser window in Premiere is usually at the lower left.
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So it gets more confusing ...
I cleared all the .xmp files from a folder, and drag and dropped straight from explorer to the timeline, it all imported !
So i start do this for a few different folders, seems to be working...
I then say , well hey ill go back to media browser and try to reimport and organise my file structure the way i like.. all of the sudden it reverts back to audio only, even from win explorer, then i grab 4 clips at once ... it imports them ?
So, i go back to media my project window, grab 3 files, and it now drops them on the timeline.
I won't play like I'm understanding the logic here, one would think spanning clips or somthing but it seems much more random
Though, if in the future anyone has this problem, try draggin more than 1 clip at a time in and see if that gets you going.
ADOBE : Can you please shed some light on this, although i have figured a strange work around, this means i cannot use the source window like a usual workflow and i must actually import everything to the timeline then cut and scrap the rest.
I don't own an AVCHD camera, but rented one for a gig recently and had to transfer multiple SD cards to the computer. I accidentally began importing clips into Premiere from a card that was not done transferring, and Adobe threw an error saying the clip was corrupt. I removed those clips from the project, and tried to reimport again after transfer was complete, but kept getting the same error. Even tried a new project, same error! What eventually resolved the issue was to create a New Folder on the hard drive, move the AVCHD folders into that folder, then Import into Premiere again.
I bring this up since you mention the .xmp files. Seems that once Premiere writes .xmp metadata for a clip, that data is remembered no matter what!! By changing the folder/file path, that apparently tricked Premiere into believing it was an entirely different set of clips.
So one trick to getting past a corrupt clip message may be to relocate the source media and try again.
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