Premiere Pro won't play video in Timeline but Source is OK

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Stuck, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Stuck

    Stuck Guest

    I have some short .AVI video clips I want to use as a background.
    They play just fine in Premiere Pro source and preview window but when
    I drop them on the time line (render even so red line tuns green)
    there is no video. Just black screen.

    If it can play in preview, why not in the end product?
    Stuck, Dec 12, 2004
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  2. Are you using a hardware codec card? Premiere will playback non-hardware
    specific codec video on the timeline using the proper codec for the video
    file just fine. When you render to your source hardware codec the hardware
    takes over in the process and reads the original video from that aspect,
    therefore yielding completely black picture information - because the source
    as read by the codec hardware has no picture information.

    If this is your scenerio the way to get playback from the new file is to
    start a new project using generalized settings, like Video for Windows with
    frame resolution, etc. matching the original video files. Once on the
    timeline then render out to the hardware codec for playback on that target.
    If the hardware scenerio is not what you have then most likely you have the
    playback codec for the original video but not the encoding codec. For
    instance, Canopus has a codec which can be loaded for playback of their
    video files on a system without the Canopus hardware. It will playback the
    video but not encode video.
    Larry Johnson
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    Digital Video Solutions, Dec 12, 2004
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  3. Stuck

    Stuck Guest

    I solved the problem.
    Adobe Premiere can not handle DIVX Avi
    Had to use a program called VIRTUAL DUB to convert DIVX AVI ==> normal

    I must say that I am not impressed with Adobe Premiere on two points.

    (1) yet another file format Premiere can not handle. I had to pay $250
    for a plug in called MainConcept MPEG Pro so Premiere could handle
    MPEG editing. Buying the
    $1,000 bundle and having to shell out more $$$ to make the damn thing
    work is not impressive. Adobe should sell cars. Buy the car but if
    you want a transmission, it is going to cost you extra.

    (2) I wish Adobe would release it's hold on the name and allow the
    news groups to handle a specific premiere catagory. Remember the days
    where the following news groups were available:

    Adobe has a regestered trade mark and copyrights on the name so they
    can squash anyone opening a news group with that name. You see, the
    internet is an evil thing. People commenting freely on weather they
    like a product or not, pointing out defects and bugs would be a bad

    Adobe's answer is this piece of crap:
    A search engine that is near useless and all controlled by a mediator.
    If they don't like your posting, POOF, it's gone.

    Google can find things so much easier and I can never find what I'm
    looking for inside the AdobeForums search. Like EVER!!
    Stuck, Dec 12, 2004
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