1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 21, 2012 2:32 PM by Jim_Simon

    Inconsistent Importing

    wycks Level 1





      I'm using Premiere CS5 and am having problems importing footage.  I had to convert videos that were using the Apple Intermediate Codec to AVI The clips play fine with a video player like Media Player Classic.  I created a project using the DV - NTSC preset.  When I drag the clips I want to use, they only show up as audio files.  But I was able to get one video to work on one project, but the rest just import the audio.  Then I created a new project and got one different videeo clip to work while the rest are all just audio.  Then I went back to the first project that had the one clip working but now it's just acting like an audio file.  So clearly Premiere CS5 can work with these clips, but I can't seem to get all the imported clips working and stay working..


      And when I do have a clip working, when i try importing more I get the Error message 'Unsupported format or damaged file"  I know the format is supported because all the videos have the same properties, and i know they're not damaged because I've gotten some to work.


      Also, when I do get a video working, sometimes it's both a video and audio clip and sometimes it's just video like others are just audio.  And when I double click the clip that only shows up as a video file, I can hear the audio in the source cilp window


      And when i go back to a project that did hav e the video working, the file shows up as offline when it looked and sounded fine before closing the project.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated.






      Media Player Classic gave me this information on the videos:



      Complete name                    : E:\matt amanda wedding\! CONVERTED\CEREMONY CONVERTED\Clip #7.avi

      Format                           : AVI

      Format/Info                      : Audio Video Interleave

      Format_Commercial_IfAny          : DVCPRO 50

      Format profile                   : OpenDML

      File size                        : 18.1 GiB

      Duration                         : 44mn 52s

      Overall bit rate                 : 57.8 Mbps



      ID                               : 0

      Format                           : DV

      Format_Commercial_IfAny          : DVCPRO 50

      Codec ID                         : dv50

      Codec ID/Hint                    : DVCPro5

      Duration                         : 44mn 52s

      Bit rate mode                    : Constant

      Bit rate                         : 48.8 Mbps

      Width                            : 720 pixels

      Height                           : 480 pixels

      Display aspect ratio             : 16:9

      Frame rate mode                  : Constant

      Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps

      Standard                         : NTSC

      Color space                      : YUV

      Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:2

      Bit depth                        : 8 bits

      Scan type                        : Progressive

      Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 4.715

      Stream size                      : 18.0 GiB (100%)



      ID                               : 1

      Format                           : MPEG Audio

      Format version                   : Version 1

      Format profile                   : Layer 2

      Codec ID                         : 50

      Duration                         : 44mn 52s

      Bit rate mode                    : Constant

      Bit rate                         : 256 Kbps

      Channel(s)                       : 2 channels

      Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz

      Stream size                      : 82.2 MiB (0%)

      Alignment                        : Aligned on interleaves

      Interleave, duration             : 24 ms (0.72 video frame)

      Interleave, preload duration     : 24 ms