I mean .h264 extension...
What is the camera that is giving you the files with the .h264 file extension.
Just in case mention...Premiere Elements supports most files that use the video compression H.264.
The file extension is the wrapper format.
Please give more information. But, what should work - rename the file extension from .h264 to .mov. or .mp4.
It is a CCTV camera, we use it for behavioural observations in animals. I have a internetlink, but the moderator needs to accept the link I think.
changing the extension did not help.
I can open it in windows mediaplayer after downloading some or another codec, but not in moviemaker or adobe. I would like to open it in Adobe (bought the program for it).
it can also be opened in smartplayer.exe
I hope someone can help me!
I read your link: Adobe is not mentioned there...
Should I try Corel? I like Adobe better because I am used to it...
Thank you for the replies and additional troubleshooting information.
I have an sample of an AVCHD.h264 file. It will not open in Premiere Elements 14 or other Premiere Elements version.
When I rename just the file extension to .mp4 or .mov, the renamed file is imported into 14 without problem. I have tested that when I first replied to your thread and again now. It does work for me.
If the file extension renaming is not working for you and you still want to try to use your .h264 file in Premiere Elements 14, you might want to consider putting the file or files through the free HandBrake to get its H.264.mp4 with constant frame rate version to import into the Premiere Elements 14 project. I have tried that with my .h264 file. It works.
Please consider, try both of the above one more time, and then we can consider what next.
Thank you very much for helping me!
I tried both the options, but it did not work.
Data are a backup from a digital recorder with the cctv camera connected. recorder: H264 FULL HD-CVI HDMI 1080P DVR recorder.
Do you have other things I can try?
Thanks for the follow up. One of those 2 suggestions should have worked. As mentioned each was road tested by me before posting. This is pointing to the samples involved although yours and mine have the same .h264 file extension.
I am not sure how
H264 FULL HD-CVI HDMI 1080P DVR recorder.
is translating when it comes to video and audio compressions in the file with the .h264 container.
Any chance that you could post a small sample of your .h264 as a shareable Google Drive or Dropbox link in a reply in your thread? (If so, please include in the sending setup permission for the link to be opened and content download from the link). I can tell you how to use Google Drive for this purpose, but I have not used Dropbox sendings.
Please consider. There are a lot of converters around, but HandBrake covers a lot of territory in that regard.
I don't know how to share it with you on Google Drive, so please tell me!
Google Drive shareable link....
1. Click on Google Drive - Cloud Storage & File Backup for Photos, Docs & More and click on Go To Google Drive
2. Click on the red New button on the left side of the screen, then File Upload. Browse to and select the video for sending.
3. Right click the video thumbnail that is placed in the Google Drive view of thumbnails and click on Share in the drop down menu.
4. In the "Share with others" dialog that pops up, click on "Get Shareable Link".
5. Under "Anyone with link can view" in the dialog, copy the link shown and paste that link in your thread reply.
If this plan works, it will expedite the way to the problem resolution. Reminder, do not send anything that would invade your privacy.
The answer for this Premiere Elements - cctv video issue was to rename the file extension to .avi. When I do that the file was easily imported into the Premiere Elements project.
Some side notes
HandBrake generates a H.264.mp4 file using the .h264 file But, then that resulting H.264.mp4 will not import into Premiere Elements.
Renaming the file extension from .h264 to .mov and .mp4 does not work.
I cannot get a video and audio readout from the codec utility named GSpot.
MediaInfo can tell us the frame size as 1920 x 1080 and scan type progressive, but oddly no frame rate is given in the video properties readout.
From the ccTV camera promotional/specifications information we can find H.264 video compression and something called G.711 audio and frame rate of 25 or 30 frames per second.
Please let us know if the file renamed .avi works for you.
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renamed it in all kinds of extensions but not in .avi
thx so much, you made my day!
Thanks for letting us know that outcome. I was just about to give up on the renaming of the file extension approach, when I thought of .avi.
Great job of staying with the troubleshooting.