Uh.... I actually dont' see CR2 as a supported file type! I could have sworn I did!
you think this is just a bad case of RTFM?
I'm afraid you're right about RTFM... CR2 definitely doesn't work for me either (returns the same message you're seeing).
Can you open in Photshop?
If so, save as a PSD, then import into premiere.
I have been using a Canon 5D Mark II for 3-4 years and use mainly Canon Digital Professional and not Photoshop. Just edit images then. Convert/Save to jpeg and Import into Premiere Pro, dead easy.
Yeah... Just trying t cut out one step in the workflow
Why do you use .jpg ? I've worked under the premise that one should not re-compress pics with a lossy codec like JPEG, since in many situations the source is already compressed.. If changes are made to the original, then the file should be save as a Tiff, Targa, PSD, BMP, etc. Uncompressed graphic format.
To use Camera RAW, you will need to process the files through a Camera RAW converter. With the proper ACR module, PS, and Lightroom will handle that processing, as will the Canon utility. With Adobe ACR, make sure to update to a version that handles YOUR camera's RAW files - mfgrs. tweak those model to model, so keeping the ACR module current will insure that you can handle the particular Camera RAW files properly.
I agree with Stephen's rec. to NOT use JPEG, if ultimate quality is of a concern. In PS, I just process my Nikon, Panny or Canon Camera RAW files to PSD. I would assume that the Canon utility would have the option for TIFF, as my older one does - there is no option for PSD in it. Do not know about the newer Canon Camer RAW processing, but TIFF should be just fine.