renaming to .mp4 might just work in PPro.
otherwise use ffmpeg to re-wrap the container copying the streams.
Wow. That actually worked. Wouldn't have thought of that. Thanks, that made my life easier. VLC will also play it. MPEG Streamclip and Adobe Media Encoder will not read the file. I haven't tried exporting from Premiere Pro yet.
By the by, I'd already tried various methods of re-wrapping with ffmpeg, ffmbc, and sox, but couldn't get anything to work.
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It's because MP4 (actually "ISO Container") is greatly based off of Apple's MOV container format.
By using ".mp4" the Adobe Importer decodes the video.
If the file extension is ".mov" Premiere sends it off to Quicktime and then it comes back to Premiere as raw frames. Thus you have to have a XDCAM HD422 quicktime decoder plugin; which you don't.
'glad to help.
AME should be able to read it if Premiere can.
Premiere and AME use the same Importers.
Make sure you're up to date.
Very interesting. That explains a lot.
But AME definitely does not read it. The Source preview pane displays a black area instead of the video--not only that, but it displays the square in 4:3 instead of 16:9 (the video ratio), meaning it's definitely not reading the footage. If I run it through and convert it, it transcodes the audio but not the video (it just turns out black).
Premiere reads it just fine, audio and video. If I add the footage to a timeline and export, I can queue it into AME and it will export without problems.
All is up to date through CC.
As a side note, the footage gives a yellow bar when added to the timeline (something I've yet to see editing any raw footage added in Premiere), so it will take longer to edit/render.
There must be a mismatch in the shipped importers.
If you open a DOS prompt a print out all the importers they should match...
More importantly for your case, there should be one called something like "ImporterXDCAM.prm"
c:\> cd c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\
c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\> dir /s import*.prm
c:\> cd c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder CC\
c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder CC\> dir /s import*.prm
I don't have a copy of CC in front of me right now otherwise I'd work out what the difference is.
There's an ImporterXDCAMHD.prm and ImporterXDCAMEX.prm. They exist in:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Media Encoder CS6\Plug-ins\Common
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS6\Plug-ins\Common
Indeed, the HD prm in AME is 899,520 bytes, date modified is 9/17/2012, and the one in Premiere is 901,208 bytes, date modified is 8/20/2013.
I tried replacing the AME prm with the one from the Premiere folder. Nothing changed. Premiere works, AME doesn't. Tried replacing the EX importer as well. No change. Odd.
Also, odd side note, although I'm subscribed to Creative Cloud, somehow I have the programs that don't say CC after them. I didn't have another version on this computer before. I'm not sure how that happened...