Codec & Format information, with 2 links inside to read
-read both links in reply #1 http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1270588
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
The Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may help
Premiere Elements FAQ List (2 pages of FAQ as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_faq?view=all
Premiere Elements TIPS List (6 pages of Tips as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_tips?view=all
I will admit I am not the most computer savy guy on the block but if I have to read all of the links you gave me to read, then download a program to figure out codecs , screen cap each and then read more.... holy crap
I think it is fair to say that this program is not user friendly for those who are not super computer people.
I just read the first link and looked at the gspot link and am as confusewd as when i first started reading
Im new to adobe forums...
Does adobe staff read these threads?
Nothing to be confused about. We put the details together and find the solution. Specifically....
1. What version of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements do you have and on what computer operating system are they running? For now I will assume versions 12 on Windows 7 or 8 64 bit. But those are important details to start with.
2. You say that your video is from a Panasonic Lumix camera...which model and what are your camera settings?
We should be about to know what your source media are from that although a properties readout from programs such as MediaInfo or gspot would be useful.
But to expedite matters, let us see what we can do from just knowing the brand/model/camera settings. Please include the file extension of this problem file?
3. Once we have the information above, then we need to make sure that the project preset that you are using for Premiere Elements matches the properties of those source media. But, all we need to know, may be in your full answer to "2".
Let us start here. We can go at whatever pace you want for getting to the core of this issue.
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Looking forward to your follow up with details requested.
I am running adobe premiere 12 on windows 8 64 bit
Panasonic DMC-Z53, not sure of what camera settings you are wanting to know
when i use gspot and open the video from its filke, it says in the "Status" box "Codec Status Undetermined"
"codec" says "jpeg" and "name" says apple Photo Jpeg
C:\Real Estate\video in progress\best start.mov
I am almost certain that you have run into a classic Premiere Elements MotionJPEG video codec issue (not confined to Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 8 64 bit).
The answers to that have included
1. Check to determine if a utility came with your camera for use to supply codecs (in this case, the MotionJPEG video codec).
2. Download and install the Morgan MotionJPEG video codec (typically it is not free, but does come as a tryout...if it does the job, then you can decide if it worth the investment...just watch the download site selected for unwanted download inclusions).
3. Convert the MotionJPEG.avi to another Premiere Elements compatible format with 3rd party converter (although you did not give the file extension, I am almost sure it is .avi).
Please review and then we can discuss your results and what next.
extension is .mov
what are compatible formats that premiere uses?
will look at the morgan motion when i get back to my office
Typically the .avi is associated with the MotionJPEG video codec.
Now you have me wondering if I have targeted the correct Panasonic camera.
But, from your gspot description, MotionJPEG or its close relation PhotoJPEG sounds like we are on target.
First see if you can find a utility that came bundled with the Panasonic. That would be the best solution.
Do you know the rest of the properties for the video that you have....like frame size, frame rate etc?
Thanks for all the helpful information.
From all that I have read and all that you have written, I have come to the conclusion that you have opted to shoot MotionJPEG.mov with your Panasonic DMC ZS3. Are you determined to stay with that mode of shooting? If so, first choice is to explore a "Drivers and Utilities" that is supposed to come with that camera.
Better choice (for quality and better Premiere Elements handling) would be for you to shoot in AVCHD Lite for your 1280 x 720 @ 30 progressive frames per second rather than in MotionJPEG.mov. You camera appears to give you a choice in that regard.
I am not sure if the Morgan MotionJPEG codec would work in Windows 8 64 bit. I have not been there and done that. It does work great for Window 7 64 bit. We could talk about converting, but, if it came to that, I would rather see you changing your shooting mode from MotionJPEG.mov to AVCHD Lite (I am not sure of the file extension for the AVCHD Lite. Do you know what that is or can you find out?)
Looking forward to your results.
Thank you so much.
On my camera's option screen it says Jpeg is better for viewing on computer, this is why I had it on that setting. AVCHD says best for when using on TV.
I changed it over to AVCHD and presto, it works.
Thank you so much, again
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Great, great news. Not enough greats.
And, all of the online reviews of that camera seem to indicate that the AVCHD Lite is the way to go for best quality.
Thanks for the opportunity to help.