5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2016 6:38 AM by Steve Grisetti

    AVI files recorded through Premiere Elements and not fully recognized

    félixg83200180

      In Adobe Premiere Elements, I recorded +/- 30 mins from my webcam. Premiere Elements saved the file as an .avi file. When I play the file in Windows Medai Player, it plays fine. But when I import it in Premiere Elements, it only recognizes the first 2'38".

       

      How is it possible to use the full length of the movie in Adobe Premiere Elements ?

        • 1. Re: AVI files recorded through Premiere Elements and not fully recognized
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          It could be that your AVI uses codecs that aren't editable. There are, after all, thousands of variations of AVIs.

           

          Open one of your AVIs in Media Info and note the resolution, frame rate, audio and video codecs and video writers listed.

          MediaInfo

          • 2. Re: AVI files recorded through Premiere Elements and not fully recognized
            félixg83200180 Level 1

            Hello Steve,

            It's the first time I use MediaInfo and I am a bit lost. Here is what it says about the file, but I would be very surprised if I Premiere Elements would encode in a format it cannot decode. The "Add Media - Webcam" feature must have been designed with the aim of editing the shots in Premiere Elements.

             

            Format                               : AVI
            Format/Info                          : Audio Video Interleave
            Commercial name                      : DVCPRO
            Format profile                       : OpenDML
            File size                            : 4,24 Gio
            Duration                             : 38mn 19s
            Overall bit rate mode                : Constant
            Overall bit rate                     : 15,9 Mb/s

             

            Vidéo

            ID                                   : 0
            Format                               : DV
            Commercial name                      : DVCPRO
            Codec ID                             : dvsd
            Codec ID/Hint                        : Sony
            Duration                             : 38mn 19s
            Bit rate mode                        : Constant
            Bit rate                             : 24,4 Mb/s
            Encoded bit rate                     : 28,8 Mb/s
            Width                                : 720 pixels
            Height                               : 480 pixels
            Display aspect ratio                 : 4/3
            Frame rate mode                      : Constant
            Frame rate                           : 15,000 Im/s
            Original frame rate                  : 29,970 (29970/1000) Im/s
            Standard                             : NTSC
            Color space                          : YUV
            Chroma subsampling                   : 4:1:1
            Bit depth                            : 8 bits
            Scan type                            : Entrelacé
            Scan order                           : Ligne du bas d'abord
            Compression mode                     : Avec perte
            Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                   : 4.710
            Time code of first frame             : 00:00:00;00
            Time code source                     : Subcode time code
            Stream size                          : 3,85 Gio (91%)

             

            Audio

            ID                                   : 1
            Format                               : PCM
            Format settings, Endianness          : Little
            Format settings, Sign                : Signed
            Codec ID                             : 1
            Duration                             : 38mn 19s
            Bit rate mode                        : Constant
            Bit rate                             : 1 411,2 Kbps
            Channel(s)                           : 2 canaux
            Sampling rate                        : 44,1 KHz
            Bit depth                            : 16 bits
            Stream size                          : 387 Mio (9%)
            Alignment                            : Alignée sur les interleaves
            Interleave, duration                 : 500 ms (7,50 images vidéo)
            • 3. Re: AVI files recorded through Premiere Elements and not fully recognized
              Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

              This is a pretty standard DV-AVI, so you should have no problems editing it in Premiere Elements, assuming you've got Quicktime installed on your computer.

               

              Although you don't say which version of Premiere Elements you're using. Since version 11, the program will automatically set up your project to match your video. Prior to that, you needed to do it manually. Go under the Edit menu and open the Project Settings/General page and ensure that your project is set up for 720x480 29.97 fps video.

               

              If you are still having problems, it could be that you did not let the program fully conform your file before you started editing it. Usually conforming video happens rather quickly -- but in your case, you've got a 38 minute video, so it may take several minutes for the program to fully conform it.

               

              You can watch the progress of the program conforming your file in the lower right corner of the program's interface.

              • 4. Re: AVI files recorded through Premiere Elements and not fully recognized
                félixg83200180 Level 1

                Hello,

                I have Premier Elements 14.1, so the project should adjust automatically.

                And I do not think it is a question of letting the program enough time before editing the video : when I "import" it through "Add Media - Files and folders" it says the video is only 2'38".

                On the basis of the replies to other questions, I downloaded Handbrake and transformed the .avi into a .mp4 file. It plays the full length in Premiere.

                 

                It is still amazing to see that an .avi file recorded in Premiere does not play correctly in Premiere ...

                • 5. Re: AVI files recorded through Premiere Elements and not fully recognized
                  Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                  I still think it's a matter of not letting the file fully conform the first time you loaded it in the program.