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Yes it is a trail version. But I am under the impression that even though it should be able to import MPEG. I can import AVI and WMV
My thought is why not MPEG. That is what my digital cam corder records in. I don't want Premiere if I can't import MPEG...........
Why Adobe does not clearly post the limitations of the PPRO CS3 trial on the trial download page, I dont know.
The trial version does not support MPG ergo it also does not support HDV. WHy? Adobe says its a licensing issue.
The retail version does.
If you elaborate on exactly what type of mpg you wold like to edit, we could give more specific advice. I know its frustrating not to be able to test it with the trial version.
Unfortunatley you are dealing with a beginner. I know there is MPEG-1 and 2. But this seems to just be MPEG. I down load clips from my videocam to the computer because it's usb not firewire. Import from folder to program. I been learning Premiere from Class On Demand. I decided OK lets play and tried to import my own video clip, that is when it became a bit of an eye opener. But my own AVI or WMV which are already rendered can be imported. Now I am a bit uncomfortble. Isn't MPEG common? Why wouldn't the trial version not support something so simple for testing. I could understand HD, but an MPEG? Isn't this why they allow trial versions? I am a Vegas user, Vegas allowed all to be imported on the trial version. Can you so absolutley I can't because it's the trial version and this won't happen if I purchase full version? I am very concerned I will run into this if I buy it.
As I said; Adobe says its a licensing issue to allow MPG on the trial.
The retail version will edit mpg.
But; Mpg is not the ideal format for editing. It is a good format for viewing. If you are serious about getting into editing, you might consider a camera that doesnt save to mpg. If its just for fun, it will work ok.
Eddie; I wanted to point Susan to the FAQ or WIKI for this commonly asked question. But for the life of me i dont see any links to them anywhere on this forum. Have I gone blind? Or are they moved somehwere?
>Isn't MPEG common?
As a final delivery format, yes. As a source format, not so much. MPEG cameras are not the best choice if you intend to edit your video. Even with the fully paid version, plenty of folks seem to have trouble working with files such as yours.
I would recommend either getting rid of the MPEG camera for a MiniDV camera, or try using Premiere Elements instead, which works with MPEG better than Premiere Pro.
Yes; but how does a person browsing this forum know the wiki or faq exists?
Google.com > Search > Adobe Premiere Pro
I believe it is third on the search results.
Apart from Eddie's posts on almost
i every single
question, with a
b big blue box
containing a link to Wiki I am not sure how someone could miss it.
Useful links, tutorials, tips and tricks
has been at the top of the PPro 2.0 forum for a while, and is now at the top of the general PPro forum and PPro CS3.
If that helps.
Let me know if any editing of that list is warranted.
Thank You Jerry. That should help a lot. Can a link to the wiki be there also?
Howard; I was just trying to make a helpful suggestion to have a link to the faq from the forum somewhere. Then maybe Eddie doesnt have to respond to as many posts with "See faq or wiki". Seems useful to me to have the link at the top of the forum as Jerry has done, since the faq and wiki are such useful resources. Then perhaps new users will actually look there. Its hard to look there if there is no link to the resource.
Better to be proactive than re-active assuming of course the purpose here is to be helpful.
The wiki leads the list, and there are other useful sites as well. Such as Adam Wilt's, Bill Gehrke, the Wrigley tutorials, and Steven Gotz to name a few. If anyone wants to suggest more, post them here and I'll add them so long as they are not merely a sales pitch.
I am a novice trying to learn PP CS3. For some reason, all of a sudden, when I try to import video, it seems to go through the conforming steps but nothing shows in the source monitor. It just stays blank and says Source no clips. I have tried this with mpg; avi and the same thing happens. Premiere Elements will load the clips but I have CS# Master Set and want to learn PPro.
I am sure I have a setup problem but can't get through it. I have been through the Tutorial DVD (Lynda.com) but that doesn't help me.
Can someone please have mercy on this poor wannabe?
I guess even a blind pig can root around and find an acorn sometime. I now have it going.
You have to drag it to the source monitor from the project window Rick
I found my answer. I had changed the workspace inadvertently and did not have the all of the windows displayed. I clicked on Window and then clicked Reset Workspace and this brought everything back.
Note that I had edited my original message to reflect this. Thanks for the replies. This is going to be fun.