5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2010 7:10 AM by the_wine_snob

    720 x 240 (3.000)

    4Sahlibah Level 1

      I am having trouble importing a .avi file 720x240 (3.000) 24fps AVC into Adobe Premiere.  Suggestions?


      Each time I try, Premiere crashes.

        • 1. Re: 720 x 240 (3.000)
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          If that is your source footage, you have two choices:


          Setup your Sequence to Desktop and adjust the attributes to match, or Import the footage, and then drag one of those files to the New Icon, at the bottom of the Project Panel, and that will create a New Sequence to match.


          Good luck,




          PS - those are odd specs. for the Frame Size, but should be doable.

          • 2. Re: 720 x 240 (3.000)
            4Sahlibah Level 1

            Thanks Bill.  I had forgotten about the Desktop method.  I tried that and when I import the footage, I can see a preview in the box in the project panel.  But half is the video, half is a green band.  The second I try to add the footage to my timeline, Premiere crashes.


            I checked the file properties, and per Premiere, they are:


            Type: AVI Movie
            File Size: 39.1 MB
            Image Size: 720 x 576
            Pixel Depth: 32
            Frame Rate: 24.00
            Total Duration: 00:08:48:00
            Average Data Rate: 75 KB / second
            Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0940

            AVI File details:
            Contains 1 video track(s) and 0 audio track(s).

            Video track 1:
            Size is 38.78M bytes (average frame = 3.13K bytes)
            This movie appears to have DROPPED FRAMES
            There are 528 keyframes, 11685 delta frames.
            There are 459 empty frames.
            Frame rate is 24.000 fps
            Frame size is 720 x 576
            Depth is 24 bits.
            Compressor: 'H264', ffdshow Video Codec



            However, when I use MediaInfo to determine the size of the footage, I get 720x240 (3.000).  Which is really what it is.  I have no problem playing the video in Windows Media Player.  But I am still having a problem with the footage in making it usable in Premiere.  It clearly is too wide.  I would like to be able to fix that, then edit it.

            • 3. Re: 720 x 240 (3.000)
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8

              What version of Premiere Pro? What operating system?

              • 4. Re: 720 x 240 (3.000)
                4Sahlibah Level 1

                Hi Todd,


                I have Adobe CS5 Master Collection.  Running Windows Vista x64.


                The source footage is security camera footage.  I don't know how it was converted to how it is now.

                • 5. Re: 720 x 240 (3.000)
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  That FFDShow is troublesome. Do you have FFDShow installed? If so, you will likely have problems.


                  What camera, or program, produced those files?


                  Good luck,