I Have Camera RAW 5 and it works fine with Photoshop Extended CS 4, as do
all my Imports of RAW images into Lightroom 2 and LR 3 Beta,
Also RAW Images imports without problem into Premiere Elements 4 which I
have been using for some time now, and all other Adobe program that I have
Premiere Pro imports JPEG Images without a problem, but comes up with error
message when trying to Import RAW Images. Never had a problem with RAW
Images till I started to learn PP a few days ago
Everything else works 100% OK with PP and I am very happy with it.I make
decision last year to use RAW 100% for all the good reasons
Do not wish to have to convert RAW Images to JPEG just for PP work.
In the Dropdown window in PP which lists Files Supported _ RAW or NEF
files are not shown, just about ever other type is of course.
Any other suggestions.
Hmm, looks like they're not supported.
You could batch save-as PSD or JPG in Bridge maybe?
Not sure if I'd be super keen on using a still of RAW dimensions in Premiere anyway....
The way I see it (correct me if I'm wrong) but Raw is supposed to be where you have total editing control of the shot (as opposed to the camera). I believe the next step is to do the editing (i.e. color balance, exposure, etc) then make a regular image from that to use in whatever output you desire (print, web, etc.) Think of raw as the negative. Just being in raw doesn't in it self make it better.
Edit. This is from premiere help files....
Supported still‑image and sequence file formats
Adobe Premiere Pro supports 8-bit per-channel (4 bytes per pixel) and 16-bit per-channel (8 bytes per pixel) still-image files. It converts images with lower bit-depths to 8-bits per channel and images with higher bit-depths to 16-bits per channel on import. High bit-depth files are supported at one single-precision float per channel (16-bytes per pixel).
AI, EPS (Adobe Illustrator and Illustrator sequence)
BMP, DIB, RLE (Bitmap and Bitmap sequence)
ICO (Icon File) (Windows only)
JPEG and JPEG sequence (JPE, JPG, JFIF)
PICT and PICT sequence (PIC, PCT)
PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
PSD (Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop sequence)
PSQ (Adobe Premiere 6 Storyboard)
PTL, PRTL (Adobe Premiere title)
TGA, ICB, VDA, VST (Targa and Targa sequence)
TIF (TIFF and TIFF sequence)
Process your RAW images in ARC (Adobe RAW Converter) through PS, or Lightroom. Then, Import the resultant .PSD files into PrPro. It does not use the ARC plug-ins, as will the Adobe still processing programs.
And while you are batch converting them, scale them down. Its very rare you need an 8M Pixel image for TV.
Thank you to all those who replied, from all the suggestions I opted to Import Raw Images to Lightoom, convert to Jpeg, export to a temp file and then Import these Jpeg Images into Premier Pro. It works like a charm, is simple to do and I am off and running with Premiere Pro once again. Roy
Glad that the Lightroom workflow did the trick for you. My workflow is very similar, in that I use PS and ARC for my "processing," and then just keep everything in .PSD format. As with your workflow, it works perfectly for me.