Having the same problem. Everything was working fine then updated my Sony Clip Browser and Premier CS4, now the only way I can edit my EX1 files is to use Sony clip browser to convert them to MXF files.
Not the answer but may get you out of trouble.
Mr Adobe this was working fine, please take a look soon.
I have no idea why this is happening to you, but I have no problem importing the MP4 files into a project or timeline. Both video and audio play fine.
Mr Millaard, Please let me know the version of Sony Clip browser and Premier you are using and what resolution you are shooting in with your EX1?
Can you drag the thumb nails from clip browser to Premiers bin or do you import into premier.
I had to delete 53Gb of old .cfa and .pek files from my C: drive. I guessed premier would just recreate those required for my current project by re comforming the mp4 files.
Even fresh clips I import have the same problem, audio only and just a grey box as the thumb nail image, I think it is a problem with the conforming process. All used to be fine.
Yes used to work for me.
There is a new free download for Sony Clip Browser V2.5
Many of my .cfa files are about 2.8Gb is that normal?
Often generating 50+Gb of .cfa files in one project.
I often record non stop for a couple of hours hot swapping my 16Gb sxs sticks.
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I have no need to use the HQ mode as just a record of corporate events.
Was all working like a dream. But now !!!! Grey thumb nails in CS4 bin, no video audio only, often get multiple identical clips when importing the BPAV folder.
I haven't tried SCB 2.5 yet (2.0 is still working for me), but could that be the culprit?
when you upgrade to Sony clip browser V2.5 let me know how it works for you.
forget my solution of converting to .mxf if the file is greater than 4Gb. Feel as though I am up the creek without a paddle!!!
Any suggestions? No.... not get out and swim!
No suggestions but I thought you should know that both Clipbrowser 2.5 and PPro 4.1 work fine with XDCAM EX files on my machine.
I can even edit those files smoothly with my Decklink Extreme card, which is something I couldn't do before.
If I were you, I would reinstall PPro and update it straight to 4.1 if that wasn't the case.
OK found the problem.
I use a different drive for each client. For the group of clients I have been working on recently the drives I have been using are formated to FAT32 which have a 4Gb file size limit. Sony clip browser has split my 3hr video clips to file sizes below 4Gb.
Transfering the project and media to a NTFS formated drive has solved the problem.
Glad you got it solved. But this experience again shows the difficulty in helping with troubleshooting on a forum. Hindsight is always easy, and you mentioned long form recording, but it never entered my mind that different drives were used with different file systems, until you now mentioned it. I have to keep this in mind for future questions.