The first thing to do would be to run one of the .AVI files through G-Spot, to get the full details on it, especially the CODEC used. Even the mfgr's site might not give that info and it will be important. Also, see this ARTICLE for more background on AVI files.
That will get us started in trying to help you edit,
PS - welcome to the forum
Thanks for the welcome. I will do what you suggest tonight, and will post results for you here.
The Codec is called: H264
And the name is: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Does this help.
Ah, my "guess" was wrong. Thanks for the info.
Now, I assume that you can play the footage on your computer, outside of PrPro. Is this correct? In G-Spot, there should have been a little line below the CODEC and it should say something like, "CODEC's Installed." Did you see that? Did my article have a screen-cap of G-Spot? I just cannot remember what I wrote!!!!!
Having a CODEC for playback does not mean that an NLE can use it to edit, but with H.264 it should work. Many people edit the MP4's from the Canon 5D MK II files.
If you do not have Apple QuickTime, you might not have the H.264 CODEC installed. Even if you do, it still might not work correctly. Some have had issues with that H.264 from Apple, and have gone to the MainConcept H.264 (same site, different page, that I linked to for their MJPEG CODEC).
We're getting close. In the meantime, I'd also suggest that you search this forum for a handful of posts on "Canon 5D MK II." There is a lot of info in most of these. The most recent is about a specific problem, but the other 5-8 before have a lot of good details on this material. Look especially for any comments by Jeff Bellune. Matter of fact, using More Options in your search, you can include People, and add "Jeff Bellune," to limit only to articles where he replied.
Good luck and we're almost there,
Is there something else i need to edit HD video in Premiere Pro CS4
Compatible media. Premiere Pro won't necessarily handle everything. For a camera such as yours, the included software may be the better option. For Premiere Pro, a DVCPRO HD camera would be the better option.
Ye the footage does play in media player 10 on my computer. In Apple Quicktime 7.6 i get audio, but no video.
Below the codec it says the folowing: "Codec(s) are Installed"
Where can I download the MainConcept H.264 codec?, so i can see what happens.
I will search the site further. I really want to use premiere to to edit, its superior and i am used to using it.