sorry...not sure what you mean...???
G-Spot is a great, free AV file utility, that will give the full details of almost any AV file that you load into it. Usually, G-Spot will be able to give a great deal of info about both the Audio & Video in the file, plus some system info, as well. Because there is often so much info, that it's usually easier to post a screen-cap of the G-Spot screen, so that all data will be shown. That saves a lot of typing. This ARTICLE will give you tips on screen-caps.
Here is a look at a typical G-Spot screen-cap:
Hope that this helps and good luck,
I SOOOOO appreciate your help because this becomes very frustrating. I
downloaded the GSpot and loaded the two different videos one at a
time...compared all that was said and again I see no difference. Perhaps I
do not know what I'm looking for. All my little video/audio clips work in
Windows Media player, Quicktime but for whatever reason (that's what I'm
trying to figure out) some will not have sound once I bring it into Movie
Maker. The only difference I can see is that the file sizes are
One likely culprit could be the Audio CODEC used. Are there any differences there (lower-left box "Audio")?
Also, there is a little matrix of boxes w/ numbers in them, 1 - 3. These allow one to Render the file in G-Spot, and if all completes properly (look in the larger dialog box for any errors, etc.), will also allow one to "play" the file in the little player window in G-Spot.
One additional comment: when one Imports a file with Audio, into PrE, there is a necessary Conforming process. This must be allowed to complete, to edit the Audio. This ARTICLE will give more background and details.
The codec is the same (sowt: 16-bit signed little-endian) I can play every clip in Gspot and all seems the same until I take it into PreElements
- - ** Problem ** ** Missing file: ac3filter.acm
- - Type ACM
- - Function Decoder
DSH 4CC Base
REG Driver File ac3filter.acm
found this under "problem"
That "problem" is listed on all my clips so I wouldn't think that is my problem
I agree with Bill. There's every indication that your video uses a codec not compatible with Premiere Elements.
Video from PowerShot still cameras can often be incompatible. It's usually low-level video that uses some proprietary compression codecs.
I'd recommend (as I'm sure Bill will too) that you use a program like Super -- or, better, Quicktime Pro -- to convert it to an editable DV-AVI, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
AC3 is a variation on MPEG Audio, and is basically Dolby Digital. It is one of the two approved DVD Audio formats/CODEC's, with PCM/WAV being the other. For PAL DVD's, MPEG-2 Audio is "optional," but is rapidly falling out of favor.
To process AC3, one does need the CODEC installed on the system. Now, whether PrE 3.0 can use it, if installed, could be an issue. Perhaps this SITE will be useful? It could also be that the necessary CODEC would be installed with a utility from the camera mfgr.? Again, whether PrE 3.0 can work with that, remains to be seen.
In lieu of the muxed DD AC3 Audio stream working directly, I do agree that conversion to PCM/WAV will work. Super, and several other conversion programs should work just fine.
If the Video is not posing any issues, it should also be possible to rip the Audio from the muxed AV file with a program, like the great, free Audacity. If that workflow is utilized, then one would rip the Audio, and Save_As PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit, Import that into the Project, and just drag it to an available Audio Track, sync'ing it up with the Video. Converting with Super, or similar, is probably the easiest method, as Steve suggests.
the video mode of my Canon Powershot 200IS All video shot with the same
setting...same camera....some compatible some not?
What are the exact Audio settings in your camera?
Did you allow the Audio to Conform, before dragging the file to the Timeline?
NTSC is the only setting I see in menu
I thought I did...how long? I tried bringing the working clip in first and
then last and the same with the non working clip. I've been looking at
(downloaded Audacity) how to copy and paste audio into clip in PreElem....no
luck yet...trying to figure it out. Can't seem to get pass knowing some are
okay and some are not...should not have to do anything different for one and
not the other.
Okay....I got it to work by downloading the clips directly from my camera (I
had been downloading from a saved file on my computer) Still very confused
as to why some would work and others wouldn't but at least I know that I can
bring them directly from the camera (memory card) and it works. THANK YOU
SO MUCH for all your help and suggestions!
For the Conforming, there is a little progress bar in the very lower-right of the GUI. When one Imports an AV file with Audio, the Conforming (and generation of the PEK/Waveform file) will take place. The duration of Conforming will depend on several aspects: speed of computer, Duration of Clip, original Audio format.
As for ripping and using Audio, as with Audacity, one would separately Import the ripped PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit file into the Project, and then just drag that to a free Audio Track, sync'ing it up with the Video portion. Note: if one places the CTI (Current Time Indicator w/ the red Edit Line) at the beginning of the Video Clip, the Audio PCM/WAV will Snap to that, and sync should be maintained.