That is almost like saying "I have a loaf of bread" without telling what kind of bread (white, whole wheat, oat... etc)
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
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
The easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
That normally happens, when one has a Video CODEC, that PrPro cannot handle, such as DivX, or Xvid, though they are not the only culprits.
John T. has furnished some useful links, and especially the one to the free utility MediaInfo. Let us know what the Video CODEC is, and that will probably provide the reason.
A most likely fix will be to convert that AV file to a CODEC, that PrPro can handle.
Good luck, and please let us know what you find is inside that AVI wrapper.
Many thanks for your reply
The output from mediainfo is shown below.
The file wont drag to the timeline at all. My project settings
were AVCHD 1920x1080p
The file was created by a program called 'debut video capture software' by NCH Software, i was wanting a video
capture of my desktop.
I didnt provide any screenshots, as there wasnt anything to show really.
Apart from above, If anyone can recommend an alternative video screen capture program that would produce
files that PP likes that would be great
Thanks again Guys,
ID : 0
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
Codec ID : H264
Duration : 4mn 31s
Bit rate : 375 Kbps
Width : 608 pixels
Height : 344 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Variable
Frame rate : 30.000 fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.060
Stream size : 12.1 MiB (72%)
Writing library : x264 core 116 r2066 ddf82cd
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-4 / threads=8 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc=crf / mbtree=0 / crf=28.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
ID : 1
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Mode : Joint stereo
Mode extension : MS Stereo
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 4mn 30s
Source duration : 4mn 30s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 4.13 MiB (25%)
Alignment : Split accross interleaves
Interleave, duration : 26 ms (0.78 video frame)
Writing library : LAME3.97
Thanks again for your help
The reason I say it is a avi, is simple the extension, i dont know anything else about the content. As this video can be redone, i think i will use a different product to capture my video from screen. Will check out the link you sent
As far as screen recording goes, try OBS Studio. It is free, no purchases ever. It has no watermark. It has free chroma key. It rocks.