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
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666?tstart=0
Okay, the literature you have given me has taught me tons, something I am eternally grateful for. So to start, I ran both the video files through the GSpot program.
One, which I will call "XMan" is DX50 as the Codec, and according to GSpot I have it installed. I'm still ignorant to most of the settings, but that's what it is saying in what I assume would be the most important part.
The second, which I will call "Sal" is XVID, which also is telling me is installed.
As for my project, there is a red line. I'm still ignorant to what "project setting" is and what is the optimal one to use.
And the part "See 2nd Post" I did what that suggested, and that created the source clip as a sequence tab, is that the best way to edit into the main video I am wanting to use?
I just want you to know your time is appreciated VERY much, and I hope I am not wasting it.
xvid is a variation of the mp4 codec... it is HIGHLY compressed, designed for viewing only, not editing, usually for streaming video... so it does not edit well, if at all
That makes sense, but the problem I'm having is that the XMan one is also having problems with the seperate type of Codec. What would your suggestion be?
Google for a converter, convert to an editable format like Lagarith or UT and accept the quality hit you will encounter.
What would your suggestion be?
Honestly, what you want to do isn't really legal. My suggestion would be to use original media that you shot yourself and have the legal right to edit. Use a compatible camera.
Then things should work just fine.