From another forum. I can't vouch for the validity of the information, but I will say that installing x264vfw should be safe.
The solution to all problems of this kind is to install the x.264 codec from sourceforge!
The camera (almost all toshiba HD cameras) delivers a H.264 format in either .AVI or .MOV containers.
Well I installed it through the installer but it still ignores the video... is there something I need to do in Premiere to say "Use this codec for decoding this footage" that maybe I haven't done? Or is there a folder in Premiere for codec dlls?
A couple of thoughts, and you have probably already done these:
Create a new "test" Project
Import one of those files into it
What version (exactly) of Premiere Pro?
What (exactly) happens when you import the AVI file? Does it import OK or do you get any messages? What about when you add it to a timeline? Does the video clip show up in the video track? Does just the audio portion of the clip show up in the timeline?
Bill: I did try all that with no luck. When I'm creating the new project I'm even using AVC HD as the settings.
Jeff: The version is 5.03 from the CS5 Student and Teacher Master Collection.When I import it seems to go just fine. No error messages or anything popping up. For some reason Premiere Pro is only recongizing it as an Audio File though. So just like if you import an MP3 it has that sound icon. If I add it to a timeline it only goes in the audio portion, not both as if it has both audio and video in the file. However, again, it should have both as I can view both in various media players.
8002 Kbps, 1920*1080 (16:9), at 29.970 fps, AVC (Main@L4.2) (CABAC / 4 Ref Frames)
Pr doesn't like H.264 inside of an AVI wrapper. For thirteen bucks you could get CoreAVC 2.5.5 (for Windows) | CoreCodec
It's an AVC decoder with a 64-bit module that decodes the H.264 and should allow Pr to import your Camileo files properly. I use CoreAVC on my system.
If you don't want to spend the $13, then you'll have to use VirtualDub download (at SourceForge) - virtualdub.org and Lagarith Lossless Video Codec to convert each Camileo video file to an AVI with a 64-bit codec that Pr understands. Fortunately, VirtualDub has a batch mode.
Time out, guys. I've got a free fix. No time to type it up right now, but I will soon...
Here's a free way to fix these, and actually make them work better than any add-on decoder would. As Jeff mentioned, H.264 in an AVI container is not supported in Premiere Pro; in fact, it's generally regarded as the worst way to package up H.264. So, let's fix that...
- Grab either the 32-bit or 64-bit static build of FFmpeg here: Zeranoe FFmpeg - Builds. It doesn't really matter which version you get, since you're on a 64-bit OS.
- Open the archive and go into the "bin" folder; extract the ffmpeg.exe file to the folder with your AVIs.
- Create a new text document with Notepad, and save the file in the same folder as "avi2mp4.bat" making sure to change the .txt extension to .bat.
- Paste the following into the document:
- Save the file, and then double-click it in the folder; a command window will appear and some text will whiz by. When done, you'll have a bunch of MP4 files that will import into PPro, with both the video and audio.
@ECHO OFF for %%a in (*.avi) do ffmpeg -i "%%a" -vcodec copy -acodec copy -f mp4 -y "%%~na".mp4
Hope that helps.
I think collecting all of the "re-wrapping" batch files you have created
into one location would be a great resource for users.
(When and if you have time)
Workin' on it