Importing a 3 hour .wmv file (720p) is causing Premiere to hang...
It will likely take some time for a three hour media clip
to complete the Audio Conforming / waveform generation process.
When you import the file in question, do you see the yellow
Audio Conform progress bar at the bottom-right of the UI?
If so, be sure to let it finish before you proceed.
Do you have a hardware monitoring program?
What are your CPU temperature readings?
Don't import a .wmv. No decent camera creates them, and any program that does will probably have options better suited to editing.
Hi. Yes, I waited for yellow bar to finish. yesterday night I let it go all night (approx 6 hours) to no avail. Today I treid with a different 30 second .wmv piece with the same results. I made this wmv (720-hd) fom the original edit with my client using Premiere in the first place. Only reason we're trying to import is that Client didn't want avything else in the first place (except for a .wmv to upload to internet) and now wants to make some changes. We have no other source left to edit off of and HAVE to use a .wmv.
Re: Heat,,, I don't have hardware monitoring program, but everything else , including regular rendering on Premiere, works just fine... Only seems to be happening when importing .wmv's.
Since WMV is Microsoft's codec, you may need to use a Microsoft program for editing
WMV Edit Problems http://forums.adobe.com/thread/977586
>no other source left to edit
Well... next time... keep a copy of the original until you are absolutely sure the client is done with changes
keep a copy of the original until you are absolutely sure the client is done with changes
I'd put a period after the word 'original'. There are no conditions under which you should be completely deleting media or project files for a paying client. They should always be archived.
Oh, I can think of a couple. Business went out of business? No chance project will ever require updating (dated material/obsolete)? Client never paid you and never intends to? I'm sure there are more.
If I kept every original frame of video I'd ever shot/edited, I'd be swimming in a sea of hard drives. Besides, some stuff just isn't worth keeping (forever, anyway). For the OP, this may be an instance he/she wishes they had held on to just a little while longer.
In an attempt to assist the OP in solving the problem, have you tried encoding to a different codec via AME?
OK, since we're going "off topic"... I normally do keep backups etc... The client only paid enough for wmv upload, not a backup. Didn't want editing etc... The project was supposedly "Finished". Now, client has changed their mind and needs changes. Luckily I still have my AVID Liquid in another Bay. Although discontinued for some time now, It doesn't have any problems injesting my .WMV "HD" 720x1280 file. Still works like a champ! Too bad that the product wasn't continues. Keeps on proving that it was WAY Ahaid Of Its Time. For God's sakes it even tells me the length of any clip at a glance. But I digress.......