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Lightroom 4 and 4.1beta video file import error/failure

Apr 21, 2012 3:14 PM

Findin that Lightroom 4 and 4.1 are not importing video/movie files.  Without exception every attempt made has resulted in an error.


In many cases just the first frame gets imported and converted to a low grade jpg image.


The same files import cleanly in to Aperture 3.x without difficulty.


Software glitch?  Or my brain cramp?

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    Apr 21, 2012 3:38 PM   in reply to RickAH999

    i too have a mpg file hat will not import in 4.1 RC.


    i think it should import fine?!



    Format                           : MPEG-PS
    File size                        : 605 MiB
    Duration                         : 4min 25s
    Overall bit rate                 : 19,1 Mbps

    ID                               : 224 (0xE0)
    Format                           : MPEG Video
    Format version                   : Version 2
    Format profile                   : Main@High 1440
    Format settings, BVOP            : Ja
    Format settings, Matrix          : üblich
    Format settings, GOP             : M=3, N=12
    Duration                         : 4min 25s
    Bit rate mode                    : variabel
    Bit rate                         : 18,5 Mbps
    Width                            : 1 280 Pixel
    Height                           : 720 Pixel
    Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
    Frame rate                       : 24,000 FPS
    Color space                      : YUV
    Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                        : 8 bits
    Scan type                        : progressiv
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.836
    Stream size                      : 581 MiB (96%)

    ID                               : 192 (0xC0)
    Format                           : MPEG Audio
    Format version                   : Version 1
    Format profile                   : Layer 2
    Duration                         : 4min 25s
    Bit rate mode                    : konstant
    Bit rate                         : 384 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 2 Kanäle
    Sampling rate                    : 48,0 KHz
    Video delay                      : -83ms
    Stream size                      : 12,1 MiB (2%)

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    Apr 24, 2012 12:47 PM   in reply to -Agfaclack-

    I have the same problem with mpeg video files from Canon FS100. Renaming and correcting aspect ration with sdcopy helps to import them, but aspect ratio is still wrong.

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    Apr 24, 2012 3:33 PM   in reply to RickAH999

    I also have issues with video files that imported fine into LR3.6  I upgraded the catalog to LR4.1RC and many of the videos do not show preview, and will not play in LR.  Some of the vdeos taken with the same camera are fine.  The videos play fine in other software.  Also when LR is trying to generate previews for these, it grinds to a halt and becomes super slow to do anything.


    Windows 7 64

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:26 AM   in reply to RickAH999

    Yeah, Ive had the same problem.  It looked as, though it had imported - it certainly took enought time - but I get an error message at the end.  Unfortunately, I didn't catch the error message the first time and lost 20 gigs of video of a Bedouin wedding ceremony... Adobe, is there any chance the video files uploaded in some virtual part of my machine and can be recovered???  Please!  Ive already tried magical incantations.  

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    Jun 8, 2012 2:37 PM   in reply to RickAH999

    Same problem.  I am just glad I am on a trial version.  Decided to try lightroom after Elements Organizer 9 corruped my catalog.  Looks like I am done with Adobe products.  I guess I will make do with Windows Live Photo Gallery.

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    Nov 2, 2012 3:58 AM   in reply to RickAH999

    The video import issue is clearly a problem. I'm getting a failure trying to import the MPG file from lesson 6 in Adobe's own Lightroom 4 classroom in a book package.


    If Lightroom is having an issue and won't even import its own tutorial video's, Adobe need to have a close look at this functionality.

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    Jun 11, 2013 4:28 AM   in reply to Allan Dixon

    nothing changed in LR 5 ..... 


    some videos that i can import with LR 3.x will not import in any LR version higher then 4.x

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