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Read Bill Hunt on Audio Conforming http://forums.adobe.com/thread/726693
Also, where did you get your AVI and which is inside the wrapper?
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
H.264 will NOT work inside an AVI wrapper http://forums.adobe.com/thread/854115
-Insignia camera uses H.264 to either AVI or MOV... so use the MOV wrapper
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Also, when one Imports a file with Audio, PrPro will need to Conform that Audio for editing. That process can be almost instant for short Clips, on a fast computer, or can take a few moments, with a progress bar, showing the % of Conforming that has been done. This article goes into more detail: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/726693?tstart=0
If one begins editing, and especially if the use the Clip, while Conforming is going on, the CFA file can become truncated. The workflow is to Import, and not touch the computer, until Conforming has completed.
Also, as you had already Imported some of those Clips, I wonder if PrPro is trying to use the CFA & PEK (Waveform Display) files, that were created initially. If that IS the case, I would start over with the Import of those files, and first Delete the Media Cache (the CFA & PEK files), then Import, and let that Conforming complete.
Thank's a lot for the help and the reading! I got a lot more wiser about codecs and the details behind the file extension.
I shot the video (and audio ) with a Nikon D300 DSLR.
Here is the specs of the camera if needed.
I ran the errored file through G-spot and this is the result. This is currently the only file that isn't working. Before, another file didn't work, but then it started working and now this file isn't working. At this point I imported all the other files into Premiere and they seem to work at the moment.
Also, there is a red line above the video clips in the timeline even before adding any effects. The project is 25 fps and my videos are 24 fps. I didn't realize until now, hehe. Here is my sequence information.
1280 x 720
00;11;20;05, 25,00 fps
48000 Hz - Stereo
However I also tried importing and adding the same video clip on a Sequence with the settings
Editing mode: DSLR
Timebase: 24.00 fps
Display format: 24 fps Timecode
The rest of the settings are the same as in the picture above. This time I didn't get any colored render line. But the audio problem was still there.
This is my project. You can see the waveform disappearing right after my timeline marker.
I Googled "Nikon D300s h.264" and got a lot of results saying it does use it. I know my video files didn't work in CS4 before but the Nikon support said they would work fine in future updates of Adobe Premiere Pro. I am using Adobe Premiere CS5.5 though.
The weird thing is that one file randomly stopped working. Then it started working again and now another file isn't working.
Thanks for you tips! The clip is kindof small so I never see any percantage att all except when I imported lots of clips at the same time. I could have minimized Premiere or opened some other window while doing this, it's possible. Also it's a five minute clip of 700 MB and this is a laptop for home usage. So maybe it SHOULD take longer?
However, I tried deleting the Media Cache and even restart my computer just in case but the problem persists.
Althuogh what you are describing seems like a very good explanation. Because I usually minimize Premiere while it's conforming. And the first time I imported these clips I threw them all in together. Then I cleared them because it got a bit messy in my folder. So I imported them again one by one. Still the Cacher clearing isn't working.