I'd recommend not converting, use the original media.
If the spanned clips have playback issues, then I'd suggest using another method of converting them into a single file, or continue using 5.5 until Adobe fixes the spanned media bug.
Thanks for the advice but a straight drag from card avoiding the UTIL also creates the same error. It's go to be something to do with the importer but I would be at a loss to imagine what.... Thanks again
Rather than "File > Import", please try using Media Browser to import in Premiere. Usually you will find Media Browser at lower left of Premiere interface. Media Browser solves many issues when importing file-based media.
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Hi, Yes been trying that. It doesnt even display a video thumbnail. shorter clips do and i can scrub through them. These that are longer (20mins and more) just say unable to import as invalid format or damaged.
The clips do play fine using DIVX player and import into CS5.5 without hesitation.
It's a head scratcher and one I am not confident ablot finding a fix for as my workflow may not be that common.
If you really can't get it to work without converting, then I'd recommend converting them to some type of lossless format if possible.
What is the CODEC used by RU_Util? The "AVI" is but a wrapper, and can contain all sorts of CODEC's. This is likely where the problem lies.
Great idea, what would you recommend as a format?
Of course this is a long winded way around being to edit my footage so i guess i will have to stick with cs5.5 for the time being and see if future updates address this issue. I may even tinker by swapping a few files around from 5.5 to 6 to see if it's just something missing.... Worth a shot.
Looking at the maunual
Sorry about the font, couldn't see how to change.
Does this help narrow down the codec used?
DV FILE TYPE
Changes the DV recording format.
• AVI ............ Records video in AVI format. I have it set to this.
• RAW DV... Records video in DV format. I haven't tried this as i believe this is beeter for a MAc and I use a Win7 PC, 12GB memory, i7.
I am using just DV not HDV footage
DVCAM/DV recording - AVI-Type1 - (.AVI)
Audio: PCM digital
(12/16 bit, 32kHz, 48kHz)
HDV recording/playback: MPEG-2 TS
DVCAM/DV recording/playback: DV embedded
1080/60i, 30p, 24p
Audio: 2 CH MPEG-1 Audio
LayerII Stereo (16 bit 48 kHz)
4 CH MPEG-2 Audio
LayerII Stereo (16 bit 48 kHz)
I'd either download and use the DNxHD codec which is visually lossless. Or use Lagarith which is totally lossless although Lagarith files can be up to 3-4 times bigger than DNxHD when it comes to stuff shot in full 1920x1080.
Update for those that have a similar issue.
After a little digging I found the following articles, however these all seem to centre arounf AVCHD where a know issue lies, as of today it doesn't appear a fix has been issued however Adobe are aware and working on it. I am hoping the same fix will apply to DV.
There is a workaround that can be used and i have tested it, it works fine using type2, which is media taken from Sony Z5 using the MRC1 recording unit recored onto CF card.
I downloaded Enosoft Repair Tool from http://www.enosoft.net/
I can not take any credit for this, this is all available from
But useful to share.
lets hope this issue is fixed shortly.