What, exactly, is inside those two files?
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
It's all rather over my head really, but I've taken a screenshot of each of the problem files using MediaInfo.
Both files are AVI and were recorded on a Sony Z7 in HDV mode.
Several other fles were recorded in the same session and imported into CS6 without any problem. Also I imported both these files into CS5.5 wthout any problem.
Not sure if that will help or not?
Just tried opening another old project created in CS5.5 containing 8 x DV files. 4 of them imported fine but 4 were rejected with the same error message.
Do you still have CS5.5 installed?
If so, do these files import fine in CS5.5?
You can have CS5.5 and CS6 installed together without conflict,
and I recommend the practice for a number of reasons.
First off, you should crop your images to make them easier to view.
Do you have GSpot?
It might give you more detailed codec info for your problem files.
>Both files are AVI and were recorded on a Sony Z7 in HDV mode
I don't use that camera, but from reading past messages about tape cameras, what you said seem wrong to me
That camera will record in either DV or HDV mode
When you capture a DV tape, the file will be Standard Definition, and end in AVI
When you capture an HDV tape, the file will be High Definition, and end in MPG
At least... that is what I have always read... so... what do you have... Standard Definition or High Definition?
Sorry John, you're right. DV mode.
On somebody's recommendation I just tried re-exporting one of the affected files using Adobe Media Encoder. I set the export settings to Microsoft AVI with the PAL DV Widecreen preset.
The new file imported into CS6 no problem.
What does that mean please? Does it mean i have to re-encode every affected file every time i start a new project?
Very disappointing and surprising nobody can throw any light on the problem or that nobody else has expereinced it.
Will just have to revert to CS5.5.
What a waste of money.