Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
You need DV-AVI Type II with 48KHz 16-bit Audio
Tools to Convert to DV-AVI http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415317?tstart=0
I have NOT used the products below, I only forward due to other mentions
$90 http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/ plus $5 Ship
$70 http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html Converter
$40 http://www.deskshare.com/dmc.aspx Digital Media Converter
$00 http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/ or http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/
$00 http://www.squared5.com/ MPEG Streamclip Converter
$00 http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html Multi-Converter <-- supposed to be very good
$00 http://www.virtualdub.org/ Mpeg to AVI Converter
I don't know what a CODEC or a wrapper or any of that stuff is
Then you will have a difficult time in this business. Things have changed. Editors and other 'creative' types really do need to be technically proficient these days. Without that proficiency, you will run into unnecessary difficulties.
The point is, for us to help you, we need to know what codec was used to create the AVI files. Which means you will need to know.
I just used 3ds max. I made a 3d animation in 3ds max, then rendered it as an .avi file. Settings were HDTV 1080x720. Nothing special.
I read up on the CODEC thing and it still doesn't help me understand what more I need to tell you guys. I have 32-bit Vista, I created the animation from scratch completely in 3ds max. I have tried converting the files to mp4's but zamzar isn't working and I don't know any other file converters. Whenever I try to add it in Media Encoder it says that the source file is corrupted. I've taken the files from my computer three times. I am using my boyfriend's computer because his can run Premier, which requires a 64-bit operating system.
This project is due tomorrow and it is worth half of my grade. I am panicking, I really need some help!
I will tell you everything you need to know, just ask!
When you begin the export of your 3DS Max animation, what codecs are available to you (in 3DS Max) for AVI export? You should also consider a PNG image sequence export. That should import into Pr OK.