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Oops sorry, got another problem. I'm also trying to import avi
files from Windows into Premiere CS3 on my Mac. All I get is
'sorry Codec missing or unavailable.' saying it's a file import
failure. Is there a place to find the proper codec and where
do you find it? Geez transferring from Windows to Mac,
can be a pain!
If you must import an old 6x project you will have to do it on a windows PC running cs3. Import it then export the project as a cs3 project and mac ver will be able to read it.
Importing what kind of avi? AVI is a wrapper that may contain video from any number of codecs.
Sorry to hear about the PC -> Mac problem. Old 6.5 Mac Project opened fine in CS2 PC, after I added the file extensions.
As for the AVI, Curt is correct. There should be a utility for the Mac, like G-Spot, which will tell you everything about your AVI file. Unfortunatly, I do not know if G-Spot is ported for the Mac (www.headbands.com/gspot), so you might need to find similar for you platform. You can then identify the necessary CODEC and install it.
Last, you should be able to find an edit-shop that has CS3 on PC and get them to Import the old Project, then Export it in CS3, so you can open it on your Mac. If not a commercial shop, then maybe a friend with CS3 on PC? Next best thing might be to find a Mac with Premiere 6/6.5 (last Mac version, prior to CS3 ?) and try that route.