I am opening a 3 year old project in Premiere Pro CS6. When opening the Premiere project, I was asked where various video files were. When I located and selected them, an error reading appears:
"unsupported format or damaged file"
I have checked the files through windows explorer and I can hear the audio but the video is not showing.
I don't want to re-capture from tape again. Are there any other options?
This might help.
You can try to load the project keeping the files offline at first. Then relink them after opening the project. If that doesn't help try to rename the parent folder that contains the files and relink again.