If you stick to using media you shot yourself using a supported camera, you'll have better luck with PP.
I followed the directions in the link and created *.mp4 files, but PPro says :
So, I ran the new mp4 files thru MediaInfo and files have a length of 0.00 bytes....
Since I'm running 64-bit CS5, I tried the x64 FFmpeg but it wouldn't execute. The 32-bit version of FFmpeg gave me the bad results.
Any other help would be greatly appreciated.
I guess that's what I get for trying to help a friend out.
Sorry the link I gave didn't solve your problem
As Jim (sorta) said, PPro does not work with every possible kind of video... and, sometimes a conversion to something PPro will edit works, and sometimes it doesn't
I can't give an exact workflow, but you might try some of these other programs (free or demo, to start) to find something that will convert what you have into something you may use
Tools to Convert to DV-AVI http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415317?tstart=0
Convert your SD files to DV-AVI Type II with 48KHz 16-bit Audio
As well as the links just above, use Google to find conversion software
I have NOT used the products below, I only forward due to other mentions... so YMMV and all the usual disclaimers... check the links and read to find out if one of the products listed below will rip or convert the files you have to something you need for editing
$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.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html Multi-Converter <-- supposed to be very good
$00 http://www.flaskmpeg.net/download.php Mpeg to AVI Converter
$00 http://www.squared5.com/ MPEG Streamclip Converter
$00 http://www.virtualdub.org/ Mpeg to AVI Converter
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Your files are different than the ones that were in that original thread, so it wasn't going to work. I don't have any files like yours to test, so you get to be the guinea pig. Instructions are similar to the earlier ones.
- If you don't already, get the latest 64-bit static FFmpeg build: Zeranoe FFmpeg - Builds
- Extract ffmpeg.exe to your folder with the AVIs.
- Open Notepad; save file as "avi2mp4.bat" without quotes and without the usually ".txt" extension.
- Paste this into the file:
@ECHO OFF for %%a in (*.avi) do ffmpeg -i "%%a" -vcodec copy -acodec libvo_aacenc -f mp4 -y "%%~na".mp4
- Save and run it.
Post back with any difficulties.
Thanks for the tips, but something didn't quite work. The files were converted to *.mp4 successfully and play in Windows Media Player without a hitch. But, in PremPro there are so many video artifacts that the footage is unusable. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Do you have Playback Resolution set to Full?
It wasn't. It is now. And things look good! Thank you very much.
Glad it worked. Have fun!