I import the footage (drag and drop)
Sony media should be contained in a BPAV/CLPR/etc... folder structure.
First, copy the ENTIRE contents of the card to an internal drive,
then use the 'Media Browser' within Premiere to import the media.
Premiere Pro CS5-CS6 Reference
(.pdf 12 MB download)
Tried Media Browser. It's not the problem. Premiere just can't handle the files. Getting serious error every time I try to even look at them in Media Browser! Incidently, even Media Encoder crashes when I try and convert to Prores! So, it looks like an Adobe software problem to me.
I edit with Sony media all of the time with no problems.
Media Encoder crashes when I try and convert to Prores!
Not sure why you would do that?
So, it looks like an Adobe software problem to me.
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Thanks for attempting to help Joe but not sure you read my post properly. You edit with Sony media all the time. So do I!
But I doubt you have edited any Sony F5 footage. I'm specifically talking about the F5 here.
Why would I try and convert to Prores??? Cause Premiere can't handle the files as they are.
Happy birthday, and good luck!
And there's the reason I don't use Adobe forums!
Got a friend to look into it:
Basically it's such a new format that the import plugins arn't out yet.
For FCPX Sony has an XAVC plugin that enables native editing but its only a beta which I can't find, was meant to be released in jan but still not out.
For premier there's a plugin called Rovi totalcode that works with XAVC. Bad news is its $349!! (PC only)