13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 9:07 AM by Ralph3616 RSS

    Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6

    Ralph3616 Community Member

      When I try to import video taken with a Sony Handicam DCR SX63 I get a "There was an error decompressing audio or video". In searching this issue I find many people with the same issue but never a resolution. Is there one? That a novice could implement??

       

      MPG format is clearly stated to be compatible. Copied directly from camera to computer via USB it plays just fine. Converting it to a different format (MP4) with DVDVideoSoft Free Studio I can import it into Premiere Pro and do my splicing / editing.

      But.. my end result is not as clear (and files are much larger) so feel if I could use the original and stay in that format.. my results would be much better.

       

      My project is very simple.. combine some clips, remove some bad footage and burn to a DVD.. any advice on alternate formats would be appreciated as well.

       

      Thank you for your time

      Ralph

        • 1. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
          John T Smith MVP

          This page http://store.sony.com/p/DCR-SX63/en/p/DCRSX63#specifications does not indicate anything odd about the video files

           

          But, to be sure, use one of the programs below to gather more information, and post details

           

          A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

          .

          For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

          For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/

           

          Also, for this type of camera, read http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1015001?tstart=0 on what you need to copy

          • 2. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
            Ralph3616 Community Member

            Thank you for your time John.

            Your last link deals with taking files off a SD card.. this is not my case but there is mention of renaming files creating a problem. So.. I re-download all my video from my camera using Windows Explore and copied the entire folder and root (Videos\MP_ROOT\101PNV01). My previous download using Windows Media.. did in fact rename the files. However I get the same error when trying to import with Premiere Pro.

            In my previous searches for a solution I was pointed to your mediainfo applet.. running that on any of the newly downloaded video gives me this report: Open to more suggestions..

            From MediaInfo:

            General

            CompleteName                     : D:\Videos\MP_ROOT\101PNV01\M2U00026.MPG

            Format                           : MPEG-PS

            FileSize/String                  : 77.7 MiB

            Duration/String                  : 1mn 9s

            OverallBitRate_Mode/String       : Variable

            OverallBitRate/String            : 9 371 Kbps

             

            Video

            ID/String                        : 224 (0xE0)

            Format                           : MPEG Video

            Format_Version                   : Version 2

            Format_Profile                   : Main@Main

            Format_Settings_BVOP/String      : Yes

            Format_Settings_Matrix/String    : Custom

            Format_Settings_GOP              : M=3, N=15

            Duration/String                  : 1mn 9s

            BitRate_Mode/String              : Variable

            BitRate/String                   : 8 929 Kbps

            BitRate_Maximum/String           : 9 100 Kbps

            Width/String                     : 720 pixels

            Height/String                    : 480 pixels

            DisplayAspectRatio/String        : 16:9

            FrameRate/String                 : 29.970 fps

            Standard                         : NTSC

            ColorSpace                       : YUV

            ChromaSubsampling                : 4:2:0

            BitDepth/String                  : 8 bits

            ScanType/String                  : Interlaced

            ScanOrder/String                 : Top Field First

            Compression_Mode/String          : Lossy

            Bits-(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.862

            TimeCode_FirstFrame              : 00:00:00:00

            TimeCode_Source                  : Group of pictures header

            StreamSize/String                : 74.0 MiB (95%)

             

            Audio

            ID/String                        : 189 (0xBD)-128 (0x80)

            Format                           : AC-3

            Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3

            Format_Settings_ModeExtension    : CM (complete main)

            Format_Settings_Endianness       : Big

            MuxingMode                       : DVD-Video

            Duration/String                  : 1mn 9s

            BitRate_Mode/String              : Constant

            BitRate/String                   : 256 Kbps

            Channel(s)/String                : 2 channels

            ChannelPositions                 : Front: L R

            SamplingRate/String              : 48.0 KHz

            BitDepth/String                  : 16 bits

            Compression_Mode/String          : Lossy

            Video_Delay/String               : -70ms

            StreamSize/String                : 2.12 MiB (3%)

            • 3. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
              J. Simon Community Member

              Post up a clip so we can test on other systems.

               

              https://www.depositfiles.com/en/

              • 4. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                Ralph3616 Community Member

                Okay.. not sure if I did it right.. I clicked on your depositfiles link and drug a small clip onto the space for uploading.. it went "someplace" M2U00045.MPG 7238KB

                 

                I appreciate your assistance in trying to resolve this.

                 

                Ralph

                • 5. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                  J. Simon Community Member

                  You now need to post the download link you got when uploading was completed.

                  • 6. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                    Ralph3616 Community Member

                    Sorry.. never realized you needed to click the"OK" to get the links

                    [URL=http://depositfiles.com/files/zkrs75czk]http://depositfil

                    • 7. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                      J. Simon Community Member

                      OK, the clip came in fine with audio, so there's nothing wrong with the media itself or with PP's ability to handle it.  That means we look to what's wrong with your particular system that you get no sound.

                       

                      Are you updated to 6.0.3?

                      • 8. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                        Ralph3616 Community Member

                        Well that  pretty well isolates it to my system or installation.  No, my version is 6.0.0 (319) Could it be a conflict with some other Codec?.. I installed something from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/installed_codec.html that shows an incredible (to me) 96 installed Codec.. Only 4 of which seem to have anything to do with Adobe.

                         

                        Thanks for your time.. I expect the first thing to do would be to upgrade.. Should that be the only alternative you would recommend I am on the edge of doing a clean install of my system and probably put this off until I "start over"

                         

                        Thanks again for proving one end of my problem.

                        • 9. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                          J. Simon Community Member

                          Codec packs are notorious for messing up a system.  However, what you installed seems to be more of a way to see what's already installed, rather than a way to install new codecs, so it may not be an issue.

                           

                          Start by updating to 6.0.3 and report back.

                          • 10. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                            Ralph3616 Community Member

                            Thank you for your time on this issue Jim

                            Before I do an upgrade I want to play around with removing some of the Codec installed on my system and then do a clean install on everything. Not that it matters to this issue but on this "new" computer I messed up when I installed a lot of programs. I have a primary SSD that I intended to keep "only" for my operating system.. During the process of installing programs far too many went into the "C" drive (SSD). Now that I know what I did wrong it is my intention to redo it right and this PP problem is a good excuse to do it. But before I do I will mess around and see if there is a conflicting Codec issue.

                            Perhaps.. I can solve what is evidently, according to a simple search on Google of "There is an error Decompressing Audio  or Video", a significant problem. I would hope that PP decompressed a very common file format properly with the original version 6.0.0.. or that is the reason for the upgrade

                             

                            Thank you again for your time

                            Ralph

                            • 11. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                              J. Simon Community Member

                              During the process of installing programs far too many went into the "C" drive (SSD).

                               

                              That's normal and best left alone.

                              • 12. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                                John T Smith MVP

                                Do not install PPro to anything other than your C drive... for whatever reason, the Adobe programers have created a program that does NOT work well when installed to any other drive

                                • 13. Re: Import mpg video into Premiere Pro CS6
                                  Ralph3616 Community Member

                                  Thank you both.. yes I am aware that PPro needs to be on "C"... and on my SSD it works very well. I just have a whole bunch of other programs that "also" like to be on C and plan to do some major housekeeping soon.