1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 1, 2008 4:00 PM by John T Smith

    HELP!!!! Importing MPEG Video to CS3

      Well I Can't import mpeg video to cs3 how can i format my video in order to import my video?
      Every time i want to import video it says
      "File format not Supported"

      A lil help will b great

      Thanks.....
        • 1. Re: HELP!!!! Importing MPEG Video to CS3
          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... but do be aware that converting from a HIGHLY compressed viewing format back to an editing format is going to cause a drop in quality

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