More information needed for someone to help... please click these links and provide the requested information
-Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840
Also, What are you editing, and does your sequence match your video?
Please NOTE that the PPro CS6 screen may look a bit different (I use CS5)
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
When your project sequence is correct, you will not see a red line over your timeline
at first import, before you do anything to the video
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
For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/
I record 2h30 performances and premiere cs5.5 imports it without problems.
My cameras record 1920x1080 avchd files and it breaks the recod into 4GB files. I use to have 3 files, but I open the first one in premiere and I see the complete recording.
I import media files using the media navigator into premiere.
This is what I can tell you about this clip. It's an avi file. If highlighted in Windows explorer, the properties read as follows: The frame dimensions are 1280 x 1024. The Frame rate is 30 frames/second. The length is 01:48:13.
When I import it into Premiere Pro, it says do I want to match the clip properties and I said yes.
The clip properties in Premiere match those stated above.
I've tried importing it through the Media Browser, importing it from the menu and dragging it into the sequence.
I have successfully dragged and dropped the entire clip into Newtek's SpeedEdit and it's all there.
Actually, I made a mistake. Premiere is only taking 50 seconds. I cannot figure this out.
Back at the bottom of my reply #1 I listed programs that will allow you to provide the codec DETAILS that you still have not posted
Without those details, I don't think anyone will be able to help you
Based on past discussions like this... there are 2 quick possibilities that come to mind
H.264 will not work inside an AVI wrapper http://forums.adobe.com/thread/854115
But, as I said, you need to provide details, not just "avi file... frame dimensions are 1280 x 1024"
I see in one of the links about avchd glitches there is a problem in CS6 with long clips.
I did spend lots of time reading all about wrappers and codecs. I was using TSC2 and I tried TSCC with the same result. Short clips with those codecs work, but long ones do not. That is only a tiny fraction of the file comes into Premiere Pro. Those messages about length were from May 2012.
So, what can I say, it's disappointing that you can't use a long clip in Premiere Pro.
I routinely import 1 to 2 hour video AVCHD 1920 x 1080 clips into Premiere CS5, CS5.5 and now CS6 from multiple cameras and like Steven above do not have any clues yet what could be causing your problem. I would suggest downloading GSpot and post the result.
Thought I'd let you know you aren't the only one who can't import 40 gig files from Camtasia.
I have tried with avi and QT, both play in VLC, and WMP, but are only 2 minutes on the Premiere
timeline. I have tried these large files on my Apple and my PC in PP CS6 with the same result,
right down to the exact 2 minutes. I can import and do basic edits in TMPnc, but I wanted
1080p not DVD format. MSu codec did not help. Tonight I will see if Squeeze can enocde these
files into something PP will allow me to work with. Yes, disappointing is the word. Funny, I
never had problems with Camtasia 7 which makes me think the issue is Camtasia, not PP.
If you find an answer please post. Thanks.