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
Thanks John. I'm aware of file types being wrappers, and what codecs are. I'm just no so aware of which codecs play nice with Adobe Premiere.
My source file is:
I've tried several combinations of:
Wrapper: MOV, MP4, ASF, MPG
Video: H264, MPEG2, WMV1, WMV2
Audio: AAC, MP3
But I'm kind of shooting in the dark. I don't know what the recommended format is for Premiere. Also, I'm not 100% confident that this will solve the problem, as I've tried so many combinations that should have worked and they didn't.
AVCHD in a MOV wrapper should work
Please NOTE that the PPro CS6 screen may look a bit different
For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
-and a FAQ on sequence setting http://forums.adobe.com/message/3804341
You MAY have been hit by the Missing Activation problem http://forums.adobe.com/message/4626662
To convert from VLC I don't have the option to use AVCHD. I have the following options: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DIVX 1, DIVX 2, DIVX 3, H-263, H-264, VP8, WMV1, WMV2, MJPEG, Theora, Dirac
I would just use Adobe Media Encoder, but I am having the same problem there that I have in Premiere: the picture of the video is just solid green.
Can you recommend another program to convert these videos?
If you use VLC with the options you have listed, I would either use, MJPEG inside a .avi container or h.264 inside .mp4. Although none of those are ideal to say the least.
However you could probably use mpegstreamclip. I can't remember if it supports the format you're using or not though. So you'll have to found that out. However mpeg-streamclip offers quite impressive encoding options when you compare it with other free programs.