9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2014 2:36 PM by six foot kitten RSS

    Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline

    Troy_w1 Community Member

      So by some weird circumstance that I comment on a few Premier AVCHD issues, and my own anomaly arises.

       

      I have a music video with a bunch of shoots that have all been shot in avchd by either a Panosonic Ag160, AG130 or a sony FS700. All are .MTS or .MT2S

       

      For some reason, all the footage from the cams will not import the video to the timeline. They will play just fine in source monitor, but audio only gets dragged to the timeline everytime i try.

       

      I have created a new project, cleared the cache tryied interpreting the footage nothing seems to work...

      The even weirder part is i flip back to another project with the same cameras, and the footage imports no issues.

       

      Obvious questions; I imported the entire files structure from the cams, i even cleared the xmp's and let prem rebuild them .. still nothing

       

      Anyone have this type of issue in the past or have some ideas, paying customer on my back to get this done in 4 weeks and i can even drop it on the timeline

       

      Troy

        • 1. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
          SAFEHARBOR11 Community Member

          Hi Troy,

           

          Copying entire folder structure is very good, but did you also use "Media Browser" for the Import? That is very important and can often fix this type of problem. The Media Browser window in Premiere is usually at the lower left.

           

          Thanks

           

          Jeff Pulera

          Safe Harbor Computers

          • 2. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
            Troy_w1 Community Member

            Yea always do, should of mentioned that maybe.

            I import everything and organise into bins before i drop anything on the timeline.

            • 3. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
              Troy_w1 Community Member

              So it gets more confusing ...

              I cleared all the .xmp files from a folder, and drag and dropped straight from explorer to the timeline, it all imported !

               

              So i start do this for a few different folders, seems to be working...

              I then say , well hey ill go back to media browser and try to reimport and organise my file structure the way i like.. all of the sudden it reverts back to audio only, even from win explorer, then i grab 4 clips at once ... it imports them ?

               

              So, i go back to media my project window, grab 3 files, and it now drops them on the timeline.

               

              I won't play like I'm understanding the logic here, one would think  spanning clips or somthing but it seems much more random

               

              Though, if in the future anyone has this problem, try draggin more than 1 clip at a time in and see if that gets you going.

               

              ADOBE : Can you please shed some light on this, although i have figured a strange work around, this means i cannot use the source window like a usual workflow and i must actually import everything to the timeline then cut and scrap the rest.

               

              Troy

              • 4. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
                Troy_w1 Community Member

                 

                Though, if in the future anyone has this problem, try draggin more than 1 clip at a time in and see if that gets you going.

                 

                 

                 

                This was my intermediate solution for others reference.

                • 5. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
                  SAFEHARBOR11 Community Member

                  I don't own an AVCHD camera, but rented one for a gig recently and had to transfer multiple SD cards to the computer. I accidentally began importing clips into Premiere from a card that was not done transferring, and Adobe threw an error saying the clip was corrupt. I removed those clips from the project, and tried to reimport again after transfer was complete, but kept getting the same error. Even tried a new project, same error! What eventually resolved the issue was to create a New Folder on the hard drive, move the AVCHD folders into that folder, then Import into Premiere again.

                   

                  I bring this up since you mention the .xmp files. Seems that once Premiere writes .xmp metadata for a clip, that data is remembered no matter what!! By changing the folder/file path, that apparently tricked Premiere into believing it was an entirely different set of clips.

                   

                  So one trick to getting past a corrupt clip message may be to relocate the source media and try again.

                   

                  Thanks

                   

                  Jeff Pulera

                  Safe Harbor Computers

                  • 6. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
                    Casey2120 Community Member

                    Yes I have this exact same issue although I am importing footage shot on a Canon 7D. Otherwise exactly as you describe and this only happens in Premiere Pro CC

                    • 7. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
                      Jmanes Community Member

                      I was having this exact same problem and I finally figured out how to fix it!!!!

                       

                      After having your imported files in either the media browser or bin, create a new sequence by hitting "sequence" from the top bar of premiere, and click "sequence settings". From there you will see a huge list of various file formats for the sequence to work with. Simply click on the AVCHD option and then your specifics of your footage from the options i.e. 720 or 1080p.

                       

                       

                      After that you should be good to go!!!!

                      • 8. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
                        Troy_w1 Community Member

                        Sorry but that seems a bit of ridiculous answer. Anyone having this issue would have already created a sequence matching their particular footage, I think you may have misinterpreted the issue altogether.

                         

                        I think I may have posted already, but a fix for this is to actually clear you cache and let prem re-write the xmp's .

                        You can do this via premier clear cache, or just go to where your media is stored and delete all the xmp files and the reopen making prem re-write them all.

                        • 9. Re: Weird AVCHD issue in CC, video won't import to timeline
                          six foot kitten Community Member

                          I am having the same issues. I have been using Premiere CC since its release with no problems. Halfway through editing a video for a client this began and now it is happening in every project. I have a seperate SSD for cache and previews and I have deleted all of the previews and cache folders. I cannot even import a motion graphic via Adobe Dynamic Link into the video project. Why would this happen all of sudden? This issue is quite annoying because it is killing my workflow. I even moved the project over from one workstation to another via our network and I am having the same issues on that machine. Why is this happening?