Ok I read the article and I understand some of this video codec stuff a little better now. But GSpot doesnt work on my iMac. Is there something else I should download?
Let me see if I am understanding this correctly. The problem is that I dont have the right video codec installed on Premiere correct? Or is the only solution to the problem to tape with a different camera?
Also, not sure if this helps at all, but when I looked at the original file type (the original videos before I did any editing with them in After Effects) each of the avi files is paired up with a corresponding file of extension type ".thm". Is that where the problem is?
>GSpot doesnt work on my iMac
You did not specify hardware in your original message
The Mac world "pretty much" uses what is available in Quicktime... so you may want to buy Quicktime Pro (not much $$) to investigate the file
Try MediaInfo which works on a MAC. It indeed looks like the camera may use a non-standard codec with those extensions. Report back with a screenshot from MediaInfo.
Ok, I tried to upload the pictures to it but the screen kept getting hung up when I did so I will just read to you what MediaInfo says...
For the original video (before after effects edits) it says...
AVI: 8.7 MiB, 7s 350ms
1 Video Stream:
1 Audio Stream: PCM (Microsoft)
9 900 Kbps, 640*480(4:3), at 20 fps, M-JPEG
For the edited video, it says...
MPEG-4 (QuickTime): 47.6 MiB, 2s 85ms
1 Video Stream: RLE
1 Menu Stream: TimeCode
English, 191 Mbps, 720*480 (16:9), at 23.976 fps, RLE (NTSC)
Does this help at all?
MJPEG needs either the MainConcept or Morgan MJPEG codec installed. One of the drawbacks of shooting video with a still camera. Look at their sites for the appropriate codec.
Make sure that your sequence settings EXACTLY match what you shot. If needed use the desktop settings to match the properties fully.
Ok, I will check on those codecs. So when you say match the sequence setting exactly, does that mean I should adjust the framerate of the sequence down to 20fps? I think thats what the original MJPEG was. Would changing the scale of the image effect it too? Because in After Effects I scaled up the video clips so that they would fill a widescreen format.
Thanks for all the help! Sorry my replies take a while. I have classes during the day.
I checked on those Codecs and neither of them are available for Mac. And the mainconcept one was WAY too expensive. Is there a free option for the Mac?
Well not everything...I have been thoroughly searching google for mjpeg codecs and so far I have found none for the Mac OSX. They have all been for PC. Is it possible that part of the problem is that when I imported them into After Effects, I used a Comp that was not set to square pixels? Because I have watched the exported video from after effects and they view fine. I don't see why they would not be compatible with Premiere.