6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 23, 2008 7:16 AM by John T Smith

    Premiere - Import/Export/Edit MOD Files

      Any word on when or if MOD file import and/or export support will be added to Premiere?

      What is the best way to work with MOD files when using Premiere?

      What are the pros and cons of using Adobe elements with MOD files?

      Tools, tips and techniques are greatly appreciated!!! :)

      Best regards,

      Rick
        • 1. Re: Premiere - Import/Export/Edit MOD Files
          Jim_Simon Level 8
          Here's the short answer. Longer answers can be found by searching the forums.

          MPEG source media is OK to watch, not the best to edit. So don't.
          • 2. Re: Premiere - Import/Export/Edit MOD Files
            mickkeay Level 1
            Rick - Is it from a GZ-HD7 in HD? Or some other JVC Eviro? I am about to get some footage from a HD7 in a couple of weeks (Grrr) and have been doing some research. I guess you have tried renaming the MOD to MPG and attempting import (you will likely lose the audio if it works at all) Can you upload a few seconds mod somewhere and I will have a go with a few conversion options
            • 3. Re: Premiere - Import/Export/Edit MOD Files
              Level 1
              So, apparently MOD files are actually MPEG2 files and MPEG2 files are designed for viewing not editing.

              I am new to Premiere Pro and Video Editing...
              - please suggest some conversion options and tools for MOD/MPEG2 files.
              - what are the good, better and best file formats for editing?

              Thanks! :)

              Best regards,

              Rick
              • 4. Re: Premiere - Import/Export/Edit MOD Files
                Harm Millaard Level 7
                > So, apparently MOD files are actually MPEG2 files and MPEG2 files are designed for viewing not editing.

                Correct.

                > I am new to Premiere Pro and Video Editing...
                - what are the good, better and best file formats for editing?

                Best is uncompressed, better is mildly compressed like DV AVI type 2, good is HuffYuv or Lagarith lossless compressed. Anything else is troublesome. Compare it to apples. They can be cut and sliced without problems, when compressed to apple juice, cutting and slicing will become extremely troublesome or even impossible. Same with video.
                • 5. Re: Premiere - Import/Export/Edit MOD Files
                  Jim_Simon Level 8
                  >please suggest some conversion options

                  If you intend to edit, the best option would be to go to your nearest Best Buy and convert some cash into a MiniDV camera.
                  • 6. Re: Premiere - Import/Export/Edit MOD Files
                    John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                    Based on reading a LOT of problem reports, importing files from a DVD camcorder or other MPEG device, or Ripping DVD files rarely results in success in Premiere... do not be fooled by movie industry advertising into thinking that "DVD Quality Video" is suitable for EDITING... it is not... a DVD is designed to be for PLAYBACK only... and that includes trying to edit a Standard Def MPEG or VOB file!

                    You should also use WAV sound files, not the compressed MP3 format, To work with AC3 files in Premiere, it MAY work to copy the ad2ac3dec.dll file from the Encore DVD directory into the Premiere directory

                    Go to my notes page http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM

                    Click the internal link for editing compressed files... read

                    There are other products better suited to your task... but if you only have DVD type files, you should convert to DV AVI... go to the VideoHelp link in my notes and look for a program to convert

                    The only SD (Standard Def) files that Premiere really likes are DV AVI type 2