6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 21, 2014 9:14 AM by A.T. Romano

    Nikon motion jpeg


      Will Premiere Elements work okay with my Nikon D3s motion jpeg files?

        • 1. Re: Nikon motion jpeg
          nealeh Level 5

          MJPEG can give PRE problems. Your best bet is to download the thirty day free trial and try it out. If it doesn't work smoothly for you there are several free converters that can convert it to PRE compatible MP4 files (e.g. FormatFactory and Handbrake to name just two).


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          If this post or another user's post resolves the original issue, please mark the posts as correct and/or helpful accordingly. This helps other users with similar trouble get answers to their questions quicker. Thanks.

          • 2. Re: Nikon motion jpeg
            ad_mackay Level 1

            Thanks Neale, I'll give the trial a go.

            • 3. Re: Nikon motion jpeg
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Previous MJPEG http://forums.adobe.com/thread/730396 discussion may help


              The Elements Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may also help

              • 4. Re: Nikon motion jpeg
                A.T. Romano Level 7



                Your Nikon D3 appears to be recording using MotionJPEG video compression which may or may not work with Premiere Elements (any version).


                The first thing to do (in suggested order) is to


                a. determine if your Premiere Elements in your computer environment supports the MotionJPEG

                and, if not, then

                b. look for a utility bundled in with your NikonD3 - if found, install to provide the necessary codec

                and if "b" is not possible

                c. download and install the Morgan MotionJPEG codec


                It is not free. If it works for you, it is quicker than the file conversions. If that works for you, then you can decide if it is worth the investment. I have no

                promotional interests in the product.

                and if none of that worked

                d. conversion methods for what looks like 1280 x 720 @ 29.97 progressive frames per second (MotionJPEG avi)....perhaps taking it to

                H.264.mp4 1280 x 720 @ 29.97 progressive frames per second. We can discuss converters later if needed.


                For more specific information, please give version of Premiere Elements, computer operating system on which it is to be run, and NTSC or PAL setup.





                • 5. Re: Nikon motion jpeg
                  Mohammad Tahseen Adobe Employee

                  It should work with Premiere Elements. If it does not work then update Camera Raw component from Adobe Updater. If it does not work still then installing the above mentioned codec should make it work with Premiere Elements.

                  • 6. Re: Nikon motion jpeg
                    A.T. Romano Level 7

                    Mohammad Tahseen


                    Could you explain the rationale behind updating the Camera Raw component for a Nikon video issue involving the MotionJPEG video codec?

                    I see none. This is not an issue involving Nikon and any raw image format that it may offer and that the user wants to import into Premiere Elements as the raw image (or a dng image).


                    Please review prior comments in this thread.


                    Thank you.