ffmpegX/mpeg slipstream and .mod files and Adobe Premiere

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

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    Hello all..

    I have done a search for .mod files and ffmpegx/mpeg streamclip. But most if not all the post want to bring the files into iMovie or FCP. I want to bring the files into Adobe premiere.

    Now the questions:

    What format are you able to bring them in on?

    I have tried
    AVI DivX
    All of the Mpegs, 1, 2, 3, 4
    h.264
    h.263

    Pretty much every setting on the drop down.

    Nothing seems to work.

    I have done the same with mpeg streamclip.

    I have done also the save as avi etc and when I bring it into premiere, premiere crashes.

    I even purchased the 20 mpeg2 codec from apple and that doesn't seem to work. By work, being able to bring it into premiere.

    I know I can change the .mod file to .mpg and it works fine, however when I bring that file into premiere there is no sound. On the windows side I just had to download and install the acfilter for premiere and that worked, however I have not been able to do that on the Mac side. Is there an acfilter that I can install in premiere or install as a stand alone that will work with premiere so I can just change the file name and bring it in?

    I don't want to have to go to the windows side to do the conversion then come back into the apple environment to do my editing. Very frustrating.

    I am also using the CS3 version of premiere.

    Also, I can usually get the video, but no sound on most settings.
     
  2. hoangcong macrumors member

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    Best way would be to convert them to dv format.
    Also, throw a few bucks and buy Visual Hub, it is so much better than ffmpegx.
     
  3. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    hoangcong

    I have tried numerous DV combinations. I can get the video in, but there is no sound.

    Once the video is in premiere I can see the seperate layer for sounds. When I play the clip I can see the sound playing but I am not getting any sound.

    Any suggestions on how I can get the sound to play?

    Thanks for the suggestions on the file. Looking into it now.
     
  4. hoangcong macrumors member

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    It's weird, because it is working quite well for me...
    Try to download the trial version of visual hub and export your files to DV mode.
    The adobe premiere at my university works quite well with final cut export.
    I'll check the version and get back to you.
     
  5. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks for looking for me. Do you know what audio setting they are using? And do you know if their premiere also has any additional codecs installed?

    Thanks again.
     
  6. hoangcong macrumors member

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    Is it possible for you to upload a small clip of the file you are trying to convert?
    1 or 2 mb would do.
    (Rapidshare, megaupload or other online sharing would do the job fine.)

    Thanks.
    I'll get back to you tonight since its still morning here.

    Cheers!
     
  7. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Will do....

    Give me a few and I will upload it for you.
     
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  9. hoangcong macrumors member

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    My university uses adobe premiere cs3 3.0.0 (built 374)

    I tried to convert the file to DV without any special setting on Visual Hub (just throw in and press convert in the DV tab) and it worked fine on premiere (sound included).

    you can download a trial version of visual hub here:
    http://www.download.com/VisualHub/3640-2200_4-10557907.html?sb=0&v=1

    I can't really upload the dv i converted because it is around 17mb :D

    See how it goes and get back to me if it doesn't work.
     
  10. hoangcong macrumors member

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    I found a copy of premiere cs3 (trial) in my university network and installed it on my computer.

    I don't have any special codec installed and it worked fine again.
     
  11. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    This one worked!!!! Thank god. I was getting worried... I didn't want to have to go back and forth between windows and os x.

    Thank you very much, this did the trick!!!!!!

    One more question for you... Would you recommend encoding it in DV?


    Thanks again for your help!!!
     

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