The source file is fine - I think. I was able to import it into another program and convert it to avi. I was then able to import my newly converted avi file into Adobe pre. Strange stuff indeed. Thanks for the reply. Anybody else?
I just discovered that none of the files from the external drive they are
from will import. They say they are indexing but come up with the
red and green arrow, the one you see when it can't find a file.
Thankfully I've found a workaround but its adding an additional step/conversion.
I should add that those files will play back fine with Windows Media Player. Help!
As a first step copy one of those files to your local disk and see if you can then work with it. As for the WMP point, just playing back is far more straightforward than Non-Linear-Editing
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Copying it to my local drive was the first thing I tried. The file imports without any problem into TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress.
Thanks for your help, Neale.
Thanks for the reply, Bill. To recap, the file has been moved from my hard drive to my local drive. It will still not load. IT WILL load into TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress. There, I can convert the file into an avi file and load it into Adobe pre.
I have read the articles posted. Do you have any idea as to why this file will not load? Thank you.
It could be as simple as a corrupt file header, or something far different.
An example of the "corrupt file header" is often seen in Adobe Photoshop. It's fairly common to have JPEG's, that will not load into PS. This is usually becasue someone in the chain worked on it in another program, that was not as strict, as PS is.PrPro and PrE are strict, as well. For those problem JPEG's, one can often Open them in some other viewer programs, like IrfanView, or PhotoImpact, then just do a Save. The header info will now be good, and PS has no issues.
In this case, it could be other things too.
Are you able to import the file now?