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    Default Unsupported compression in file...arrgh!

    Yes, this dreaded problem! Im at the end of my wits here.

    I have a GoPro Hero small onboard cam that records to .avi with Motion .jpeg compression. For the life of me, I cannot get Premiere Pro to recognize it, I just get the "unsupported compression in file" routine.

    Ive done what Adobe and alot of people advised in other forums;
    1. change the extension to .mpg
    2. import the file, but right-click it before importing and change it to .mov extension.
    3. Ive imported Pegasus and Morgan Motion Jpeg codecs probally 10 seperate times with no luck

    My only way to get by this is to use VirtualDub to recompress the file BUT at the expense of file size. An 80meg raw file quickly becomes 300megs just by changing the codec. Do that 10 times and Im hurting!

    Theres just got to be another way to have Premiere Pro recognize this file...maybe something Im missing with installing the motion jpeg codec...something?

    Thank you

    Matt

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    Premiere Pro has a really hard time working with compressed formats... no matter how many codecs u install, it just doesn't work with highly compressed files...
    i've had this problem with divx but i finally gave up (after installing every available codec on the internet)... i used virtualdub to decompress the files and then got them into premiere... i'm afraid that's the only way to go around it...

    good luck
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    Thanks for the reply Sami.
    not to turn this thread into a VirtualDub tutorial, but is there a way to get the output file to be nearly the same size as the input file, with the same quality?
    matt

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    yeah sure, in virtualdub, do the following:
    - go to video>frame rate: check no change, process all frames and none (progressive)
    - go to video>compression: select (Uncompressed RGB/YCbCr)
    - go to video: check full processing mode
    - go to file: save as avi
    that should make the best out of what u already have
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    Yea, Ive tried that (saving as uncompressed)

    I just took a 6 second video that was 5 megs, and by saving in the above manner, it came out to 165 megs.

    I think Microsoft Video1 is the best one out of the codecs that I have loaded. it dropped the file size down to 36megs w/ no loss in quality...but keep in mind the clip is 6 seconds! crazy.

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    its no surprise it's that big...
    microsoft compressors are okay, you're right...
    but if you're going to edit the video, i suggest u use the fully uncompressed version...
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