So you will want to convert to DV avi, or DV Quicktime(.mov). The only HD that it can handle is HDV, which is an mpeg2 based codec, so you might experiment with that if you are using AVCHD or H.264 originals.
For the MOV, do you have Apple's QuickTime Player installed.
Also, perhaps a MOD can move this post to the PrPro CS 4 and Earlier Forum.
CS2 will only import mov and wmv from your list.
[Moved to the CS4 and Earlier forum.]
I'm sorry I posted this to the wrong forum originally. I hadn't seen there was a Premiere Pro 4. and earlier yet.
Thanks for the suggestions, but I am thinking there is something wrong with the PP2.0 that I have or else the codecs are not correct. I bought a book on PP2.0 and it came with a disc with sample clips to use. Even these clips will not work. I can get them into PP2.0, but then they will not play. I can put still images in and they work fine.
I got PP2.0 for free from Adobe that time they were giving it away. I am wondering if it was not complete. I am also curious what Adobe Media Encoder is. Do I need that to run these clips? If I can't figure this out I will have to stick with Windows Movie Maker. Drat!
I got PP2.0 for free from Adobe that time they were giving it away.
Adobe was not giving it away.
It was for those whom already owned PP2 with a serialnumber
To replace the old PP2 that could not be activated anymore.
PP2 is supposed to run on a XP machine.
If you cannot afford Premiere Pro consider Premiere ELEMENTS.
It can import nearly everything.
Well, I guess I screwed up. I thought since Adobe put the link to PP2.0 with a serial number it was available for download but they wouldn't be supporting it anymore. I also didn't know it was not compatible with W7. I think that must be my problem since I have W7. Oh, well. If I had known earlier I wouldn't have bought two books and a 11-hour tutorial from lynda.com. Thanks for the information.
>not compatible with W7
Right click the program icon and select XP compatibility from the pop-up option list
Also right click the program icon and select "Run as Administrator" to see if that helps
If you have W7 Pro... read ONE example of using Virtual XP http://forums.adobe.com/thread/702693
Thank you, John. That helped a lot. I told it to run with me as admin and now I am getting quite a few movie clips to play. Not all of them, but most of them, including QuickTime.
Running Premiere Pro 2 in a Windows 7 x64 machine without problems.
If you want to import .mp4 files into your project, just rename their extension from .mp4 to .mov. Works like a charm.
Don't believe those telling you to try running the program in XP mode, to downgrade to XP or -worst tip ever- to try it in an XP virtual machine. Premiere won't ever run properly under that set up, hardware acceleration won't work and, in the best case, the overhead in terms of running, completely unnecesary, an operating system and an entire emulated machine under another operating system, would be an incredible performance killer.