1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 7, 2008 7:07 AM by Mylenium

    After Effects CS4 won't import my .wmv files i've created with Pinnacle Studio 11

      not sure if anyone else is having this problem... and i'm a complete newbie with this program. When i import videos from my collection (ones that i have not modified with any other program, or random ones i've collected from online: avi,mpgeg, wmv,... etc.) they import perfectly and can manipulate them.
      however, if i try to import a file i have created using my Pinnacle Studio 11 program (which outputted my files in .wmv), CS$ immediately crashes and kicks me out. i would just like to know if i can fix this problem
        • 1. Re: After Effects CS4 won't import my .wmv files i've created with Pinnacle Studio 11
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant
          >i would just like to know if i can fix this problem

          You don't use WMV. ;-) Simple as that. You should avoid working with compressed formats wherever you can, as they will further degenerate with every step of processing and successive compression. For your specific problem, you will have to provide much more info, e.g. a snapshot of the export settings or description of same. It's quite imaginable that your software embeds metadata AE does not know how to use or the files are being protected with a DRM key specific to the program. could also simply be a matter of data rates and number of streams.... Just too many possibilities and while it's certain that they all can be adjusted, without further details giving you blindfold advise will serve no purpose.

          Mylenium