Premiere CS5 will not import AVI, though i can play it

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by nickbunyun, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. nickbunyun macrumors newbie

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    hi all,

    I have some footage that i recorded with FRAPS on a PC.
    I put it on the MAC, i can play it with both VLC and Quicktime.


    However, i cannot import it in Premiere CS5/After Effects CS5 nor can i import it in iMovie.

    Any ideas? :(
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Jun 25, 2011
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    What codec does the .avi file use?
    You can analyse the .avi via QT Player and its Movie Inspector window (CMD+I) or the Information window in VLC Player via CMD+I.

    Most probably it uses a codec not meant for editing, thus you should transcode the video into a format, using an editing codec, iMovie or AE or Pr do understand, like .mov (format) + Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC - codec) + Uncompressed for Sound via MPEG Streamclip.

    Maybe this can help a bit, as it shows you how to use MPEG Streamclip to transcode a video to a format/codec iMovie (thus AE and Pr) does understand:
     
  3. nickbunyun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey! thank you for your reply!


    I now checked again, only the audio plays in QT and these informations is what i have:

    FORMAT:
    'FPS1', 1280 x 720, Millions
    16-bit Integer (Little Endian), Stereo, 44.100 kHz


    in VLC the codec is empty.. do not have any info.

    The AVI were recorded using FRAPS on Windows 7.
    Than downloaded the files to my MBP and now trying to edit... however i guess im hitting some walls here..
     
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    Can MPEG Streamclip open the .avi and read it properly? If so, use it to transcode it to the format/codec I advised.
    If not, you could try MPEG Streamclip on Windows (where you recorded the video) and to the same.
     
  5. nickbunyun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have tried tho i cannot see video, its white. however i can hear the sound..
     
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  7. nickbunyun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    in windows i dont have a problem..
    i just import in premiere and its fine..
    however, on mac... i dont have the same workflow.
    my pc crashed, so i downloaded vids from HDD and wanted to edit on mac..
    but i guess that wont be happening ?


    on windows works fine
    on mac, can be viewed using VLC
    no video but sound on QT7, DIVX
    no video, no sound on QT (it just say file type not supported)

    cannot be imported in premiere.. says
    codec missing or unavailable
     
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  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I'm betting that you don't have Perian installed?
     
  10. nickbunyun thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, we're making progress.

    I installed Perian

    I am able to import them in Premiere, and open them with Quick Time (not QT7)
    However, video is black, but i hear sound.
     

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