It is not the renaming of the extension that is fixing this, it is the adding of an extension that is fixing this problem.
As standard, your footage is called 'Video'. NOTE that there is no extension. - It might be an MPG, a MOV, anything!
Premiere may not recognise it unless it is called 'Video.mpg' or 'Video.mov'
This is because File extensions are hidden.
So all you need to do is SHOW the file extensions.
To show them refer to this guide, and then try importing again!
Doesnt anyone know the answer to this??? ---- changing the file type is no fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus H .... Adobe need to sort it out!! As Premiere is the worst piece of software I have used!! i’m extremely disappointed..
and anyone on here doesnt know the answers either ..
Yes I have tried changing the extension - it then says that the file being imported is corrupted
Agreed, this program is laaaaaaaaame! None of the suggestions work. No, I will not add ANOTHER program to fix a program to add another and another to fix............... Deleted, going with a different company! Fuck off Adobe!
Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful video editor for PC Windows computers that supports importing a number of file formats, including MOVs and AVIs. However, certain codecs (encoders to read file types) are not natively supported. If you cannot import your AVI video, it may be encoded as a DivX AVI file or it may simply be that your AVI’s frame rate is 29.97 frames per second, which causes problems when importing. To solve these problems, you’d better choose to encode the AVI files first to Adobe Premiere full supported videos like MPEG-2. The video convert tool I’m using is Brorsoft video converter. You may have a try.
The most compatible video format for Adobe Premiere is MPG, you can have a try to download a trial version of the Brorsoft Video Converter to transocde your videos first. This kind of converter is preset the Adobe Premiere output format.
TOO TECHNICAL FOR ME .
I HAVE VID FROM VARIOUS SOURCES , MANY ON VOT OR SOME NAME LIKE THAT.
WHAT DO I KNOW , I JUST WANT TO LOAD THEM INTO`SOURCE `
PRIMIER PRO AND MAKE SOME EDITS, WITH OUT A WORLD OF SHIT INVOLVED.
Why Premiere Elements can’t open, play, edit AVI files perfectly? In fact, there are thousands of possible codecs for AVIs, only a few of which are supported in Premiere Elements.
If you don’t want to spend time and effort to understand these complicated codecs and download them for video editing in Adobe PE, just download and use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is able to resolve your trouble effortlessly. This video app can help you change AVI into a different format (e.g. .mov, .wmv, .mpg) with least quality loss. You should then be able to import the new file into Premiere Elements with smooth editing without any trouble.