6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2014 9:35 AM by the_wine_snob

    AVI file import only the audio track

    cl92700

      Hi

      When I want to import AVI file from a camcorder, I only get the audio file and not the video. I can view those avi file with VCL which mean (?) I have the necessary codec on the machine. So, know someone what do I do wrong?

      Claude

        • 1. Re: AVI file import only the audio track
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Exactly what is inside your file?

           

          Codec & Format information, 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

          http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30 for screen shot instructions

           

          Find file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download

          • 2. Re: AVI file import only the audio track
            cl92700 Level 1

            avi file SS.jpg

            Sorry for not having been exact in my question

            Premier element 11

            Window 8

            So that is the screenshot of the avi file I get only the audio track

            Can do something with that?

            Regards

            calude

            • 3. Re: AVI file import only the audio track
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Your file name is MPEG0002.AVI which would SEEM to indicate that you MAY have Motion JPEG... so read below

               

              MJPEG http://forums.adobe.com/thread/730396

              - problems with Samsung codec http://forums.adobe.com/thread/699493

              - and Fuji http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1015922

               

              What is the brand/model of your camcorder... and what does the user guide say about the CODEC it uses?

              • 4. Re: AVI file import only the audio track
                cl92700 Level 1

                Well Thank's

                Nothing in the usermanuel but I have a sofwtare which I will now install and see what i get with it. on the other hand I try to convert the avi file in mov und see then what happen;

                I keep you inform.

                regards

                claude

                I forgot to send my reply

                So I install the software and make a virtual disk in AVCHD and it seems I can get them on premiere. Well i don't understand what is missing an codec but so it run. We see how i caan Arrange myself with that. Normaly I use a Canon eos so I have not problems.

                Thanks

                regards

                claude

                • 5. Re: AVI file import only the audio track
                  John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Playing a video and Editing a video are NOT the same... you need to have an edit codec installed for Premiere Elements to work

                   

                  Again... camera brand/model ?

                  • 6. Re: AVI file import only the audio track
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

                    Claude,

                     

                    I can view those avi file with VCL which mean (?) I have the necessary codec on the machine.

                    While VLC Player is very good, there is one aspect of it, that can give one a false "sense of security" - VLC Player contains many CODEC's, that are not installed on the system. The same is true for MediaPlayer Classic HC - it also contains many CODEC's, that are not installed on the system.

                     

                    Usually, an AVCHD (H.264 CODEC) file will have an MTS, or perhaps MP4 format. Wrapping such a file in AVI is not standard.

                     

                    If you look at the file in MediaInfo (Tree View), the exact CODEC should be determined, and listed.

                     

                    If it IS H.264, then my next question would be whether you have the latest version of Apple's QT Player installed, as that should also install the Apple version of H.264.

                     

                    If you have an MJPEG CODEC file, wrapped in the AVI wrapper (much more common), then you will likely need to install an MJPEG CODEC. Here, it can get a bit tricky. Two suppliers of "generic" MJPEG CODEC's, MainConcept and Morgan, will usually work just fine. However, more and more camera mfgrs. are heavily tweaking the MJPEG CODEC, to suit their purposes. In those cases, the MainConcept, or Morgan, might not work 100%. In those cases, I recommend that one install the exact MJPEG CODEC, that came with the camera, whether Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, or other. The exact MJPEG version will most likely be on the utility disc, that came with the camera, but it might install as a separate entity (not as common, as it should be), it might be installed with the camera's driver (a bit more common, but no where near universal), or it might be installed along with either an editing, or cataloging program, on that disc (most common, and not that intuitive). For instance, I have 5 MJPEG CODEC's on my laptop - one from Morgan, MainConcept, Canon, Nikon and Panasonic, as I have cameras from those companies.

                     

                    Again, MediaInfo will tell you what the CODEC is, inside the AVI wrapper.

                     

                    Good luck,

                     

                    Hunt