- GSpot id's the codec as Apple Photo JPEG, with "codec status undetermined."
- At bottom, under Codec Solutions and Tests it says " GSpot is not yet capable of attempting to render this video type, Try using the MS A/V button 1."
- I did that and it says "Rendering failed. Following is the error reported by DirectShow: 0x80040266: [unknown]."
Since GSpot hasn't been updated since 2007 and all my software and hardware were made after that, maybe that is why it doesn't recognize it.
I have contacted support for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 but no response yet. I found some mentions of the TZ5 using Motion JPG but not sure on that.
Any other suggestions?
So are you suggesting that I buy something from those companies to make Premier Elements work with mov files?
Why does PRE8 say it supports mov files if it doesn't? I really don't want to buy more just for a very occasional video edit. Is there anyone using mov files from a Panasonic Lumix with success?
I agree with John.
Although Premiere Elements can work with some standard DV Quicktime files, it can not work with video from Lumix cameras without a conversion. Sorry.
Thanks. I just still don't understand how to fix this. What exactly do I need to do to be able to use mov files in PRE8? Buy more software to do some extra steps for every mov file like convert it to some other format? Find some specific free codec (if so, how do I know what to look for)? Get something from Panasonic for that particular camera?
From the FAQs to the right of this forum, you can use Quicktime Pro ($29 from Apple.com) or possibly Super (free) to convert these video clips to DV-AVIs, which will work in the program.
Your camera should have been provided with a CD-ROM featuring PhotoFunStudio, ArcSoft Media Impression and Panorama Maker, and drivers. Your best bet is to load your video into the supplied ArcSoft Media Impression software and examine it's export/output options. Post back here with information on those options.
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My sister had the same issue and here is the email I sent her...This program will convert the .MOV to an .AVI which can be use in PRE8.
You will want to download this software - then read through all the directions several times before proceeding.
Very simple, if you have issues give me a call!
Step 1: Download software, save [Zipped folder] to your desktop.
Step 2: Locate [Zipped folder], right-click and select "Extract All". Follow steps and extract to desktop into a new Folder.
Step 3: Once files are extracted double click on the folder to open it. Click on movtoavi.exe.
I don't remember if you have to install this or not or if it pops right up. Install it if necessary and then go to step 4.
Step 4: Before you proceed to this step read NOTES below:
Click [Add Files] button located at the top left. Select all your .mov files. To do this click on one .mov to select it then
press Ctrl + A to select them all.
Step 5: select WMV Version 2 (WMP 8) from the Video Codec: menu
Step 6: Select File | Convert Checked files.
Step 7: Files should now be converted to .avi which will run in Windows Media Player.
NOTES: Copy all your .mov files into another folder. This way if something happens to them while we are converting them you still have the originals.
First, take a look at this ARTICLE. It will give you background on the concept of a "wrapper," which MOV, WMV, AVI and some MPEG's are.
Then, this ARTICLE will give you background on CODEC's, the "building blocks" of AV files.
Now, what you need to add is the Apple Photo JPEG CODEC, to edit your material.
THANK YOU, everyone, for your replies and suggestions! I've been snowed under with work and, well, fun(!), so haven't had a chance to work on this again. Leaving town in the morning so it will be a few days before I can get back to it. Will be back here when I try suggestions and figure out a resolution. I really appreciate your input.
It worked fine with trial version of premiere elements 8
but not in the full version properly.