13 Replies Latest reply on Jul 20, 2012 7:10 PM by genome692002

    Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error

    TylerDSLR Level 1

      Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying mpeg2 import error. I updated to 6.01 worked one time but when the project reopened It had the error again. This error only happens in CS6 and not older versions of premiere. I have a lot of mpeg2 footage and really don't feel like converting it because in my opinion cs6 should support a very common MPEG2 codec.

       

      The error reads as fallowing: This project contained a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset file or codec could be associated with this sequence type.

       

      I really hope adobe gets on this one because this is redeculess. expecially when you work on a project for hours and then it wont load afte sutting down the app and trying to finish editing at a later date.

        • 2. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          That error message occurs when you have a sequence that uses settings which are no longer available to PP.

           

          For instance, if you have created an AJA sequence, but no longer have any AJA hardare installed.  (That's just one example.)  The key is to look to your sequence settings.

          • 3. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
            TylerDSLR Level 1

            It's because of the MPEG2 problem. The video in the sequence has MPEG2 video files in it so its complaining it can't open that. Its a standared 23.976 1080P sequence created in PP CS6 and saved in PP CS6. The problem is sometimes the files will open and sometimes thery won't. Juts making it impossible to work with any MPEG2 codec reliably. If its because of AJA then Adobe needs to fix it. I have submitted the bugg to them maybe they will have a solution soon.

            • 4. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              It's not specifically because of what's in the sequence, it's because of the sequence settings.

               

              Many sequence presets also use MPEG for previews.  If your installation of CS6 is having an MPEG issue, then those sequences that rely on MPEG preview codecs will generate that error.  (Of course, this also means any media using MPEG will have issues.)

               

              Take a look at your available sequence presets.  Are they all DV based, or do you still have MPEG presets available?

              • 5. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                TylerDSLR Level 1

                I'm thinking its my firewall now. I went through all the programs and noticed some of Adobe apps like media encoder/application manager were blocked. So I just went through and made sure no Adobe applications are blocked and have not had the issue since that time. But believe me its not my sequence settings its all a codec issue. I am not sure how Premiere handles its codecs and maybe the firewall was blocking the communication to decode the codec. ?? Don’t know that’s just my guess.

                • 6. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                  TylerDSLR Level 1

                  Ok! =)  Finally got the tutorial finished. It was just super frustrating that I had to redo the project sooo many times to get her done. I am still thinking it had something to do with the firewall because I did the same process every time.  Below is a copy of the tutorial...

                   

                  • 7. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                    Jim_Simon Level 8

                    But believe me its not my sequence settings its all a codec issue.

                     

                    It's sort of both.  The sequence likely uses an MPEG codec for previews.  Had the sequence used DV for previews you would not have seen that error.  So...it really kind of is the sequence settings.  That's what the error is telling you - "sequence preview preset".

                    • 8. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                      TylerDSLR Level 1

                      I never used DV or the microsoft codec im working in HD.

                      • 9. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                        COhOLiC1

                        Getting the exact same message and can't open any of my projects or start a new one!!

                         

                        HEELLLPPP!!!

                        • 10. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                          TylerDSLR Level 1

                          Yea this is getting old fast now I can't sign in to creative cloud. They seriously need to get all the bugs fixed.

                          • 11. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                            taz291819

                            Yeah, CS6 so far is a no go for me.  I have several MPEG2 shows (I work for a television station) that won't import into PP CS6, but import just fine in CS5.5.  On the other hand, I also have some MPEG2 files that import fine.

                             

                            For instance, this one imports fine:

                             

                            ID                                       : 224 (0xE0)

                            Format                                   : MPEG Video

                            Format version                           : Version 2

                            Format profile                           : Main@Main

                            Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes

                            Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom

                            Duration                                 : 18mn 31s

                            Bit rate mode                            : Variable

                            Bit rate                                 : 7 462 Kbps

                            Width                                    : 720 pixels

                            Height                                   : 480 pixels

                            Display aspect ratio                     : 3:2

                            Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps

                            Standard                                 : NTSC

                            Color space                              : YUV

                            Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

                            Bit depth                                : 8 bits

                            Scan type                                : Interlaced

                            Scan order                               : Top Field First

                            Compression mode                         : Lossy

                            Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.720

                            Stream size                              : 985 MiB (93%)

                             

                            This one, does not:

                             

                            ID                                       : 224 (0xE0)

                            Format                                   : MPEG Video

                            Format version                           : Version 2

                            Format profile                           : Main@Main

                            Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes

                            Format settings, Matrix                  : Default

                            Format settings, GOP                     : M=3, N=15

                            Duration                                 : 28mn 35s

                            Bit rate mode                            : Variable

                            Bit rate                                 : 4 151 Kbps

                            Maximum bit rate                         : 6 000 Kbps

                            Width                                    : 720 pixels

                            Height                                   : 480 pixels

                            Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3

                            Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps

                            Standard                                 : NTSC

                            Color space                              : YUV

                            Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

                            Bit depth                                : 8 bits

                            Scan type                                : Interlaced

                            Scan order                               : Bottom Field First

                            Compression mode                         : Lossy

                            Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.401

                            Stream size                              : 849 MiB (93%)

                            • 12. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                              TylerDSLR Level 1

                              Everyone use the Link John posted it the bug report link. The more comments they get the faster they will correct the problem.

                               

                              Tell Adobe here... https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

                              • 13. Re: Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error
                                genome692002

                                If you turn off "Run this program as administrator" in windows 7 compatibility shortcut icon properties..

                                 

                                will solve MPEG import error as well as other missing export presets in export properties..

                                 

                                a temporary solution.. it worked for me...