What Project Preset are you using?
What is the frame size of these images? The MS-DV material should be 720x480 for NTSC, but maybe it is not.
What program was used for the conversion?
Why use two different CODEC's and wrappers?
Thanks for the reply.
Initially I was using a simple PAL DV setting, but once I got the error I tried using larger project settings with no luck.
The source video was provided in two formats, for any compatitbility issues so it's the same video.... One is the QT and one is the MS AVI. The frame size of the video is 720 x 576 and 25 fps. Each file is around 27 GB and just over 2 hours long.
It's wierd, Premiere won't import either files, After Effects crashes but Encore brings it right in.... if only I didn't need to do a bit of editing. I'm not sure of the program that did the conversion, but we had it sent off to a studio because the source footage was on Digital BetaCam tape and I'm guessing it was originally captured in Avid, but who knows.
Thanks for the quick response. All questions answered, but it all seems as though it should work, but is not. I had expected some different answers, but you seem to have it covered.
Just out of curiosity, please run one of the .AVI's through G-Spot, to see what it says about the file.
It does say something a bit wierd:
This from the Container window:
Note: 21.6 GB unneeded bytes at end of file
DV Type 2 AVI
Mulitpart OpenDML AVI (5 parts)
(188495 frames in first part, 0 frames follow)
I've attached a screenshot of the full screen for the AVI file.
GSpot-Results.jpg 142.9 K
You may want to try "rewriting" the DV file. Load it into the free VirtualDub. Under the Video menu change the Compression to DV. Under that same menu, also select Fast Recompress. Under the Audio menu, make sure Direct Stream Copy is selected. Then Save it out as a new DV file in a different folder. You may need to add a VFW DV codec if you don't already have one installed, in which case I recommend the Cedocida codec, also freely available.
Thanks for the reply, I'll try that and keep the forum updated.