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> I thought I would give Premiere a try
Is this a trial? mpeg does not work in the trial.
> for testing purposes I would import an avi file
avi is a wrapper; what are codecs/format of the avi? If you do not know (and in most cases, it is best even if you think you do!), use GSpot to check it.
Yes, trial. That would explain the MPEG2 Importing problem. Why would they disable that?
As far as the avi file goes, the AVI CODEC is DX50 which is a DivX 6.2.5 type file.
Adobe must pay a license fee for every program sold with MPEG... so they are not going to pay for anyone to test a FREE trial
Divx is a form of MPEG... see above
Find something to convert to a **REAL** DV AVI type 2 codec
I see, thanks for clearing that up. Still it seems that for the price they charge for this software it should be able to just give you an error message rather than just vanish when it hits something it doesn't like.
I'll give it a try with the uncompressed avi. I'm sure there are a lot of converters out there many of which are freeware. Can you recommend any?
I like VirtualDub. It's free.
Divx and Xvid are often a source of problems in NLE's. These file types
are a delivery format and Premiere was mostly made to take video footage
and create products in a delivery format.