I have AE CS5.5
I've been getting this error now when I try to import MOV files that I have recorded using my Canon 7D.
Prior to recent, when I recorded video on my 7D it would only have MOV files on my memory card. Now, for some reason I noticed that with every MOV file there is an equivalent THM file that I now know is just a thumbnail file so when I preview the video on my 7D it has an image to display. It also carries EXIF data. Regardless, now when I try to import the MOV files, it gives me the above error. I DON'T EVEN CLICK ON THE THM FILES! The MOV files import perfectly fine into Adobe Premeire.
You could just strip the THM files, could you not? I mean, it's easy enough to copy the files from the mory cards to another location and then remove all the garbage. Otehr than that it would probably be smart to not let your camera generate so much useless stuff in teh first place. I'm sure there are settings to turn it off...
I tried that. When I deleted all the THM files nothing appeared in the folder when I went to import the MOV files that were left. The folder was just jittering left/right and it appeared empty. I went to the Recycle Bin and restored the files and the folder worked perfect after. I tried that twice with the same results.
Also, there may be a way to turn that off for the future, however I have footage now that I need to edit in AE. There has to be away to import them, they are MOV files and they work PERFECTLY fine in EVERY program besides AE.