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    hi guys,

    brand-spankers to editing and forum posting.

    i want to use premiere 5.1 (already bought) looks fun - more stuff than movie maker etc....
    but my question is:
    i've imported from my dv camera to moviemaker, 30 mins of video took hours to import, but premiere doesnt recognise the file type...its just not there when i try to import it into prem

    why?

    can i use moviemaker imports in prem?

    thanks
    zap

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    Adobe Premiere only really natively supports DV AVI files. Output your video in DV AVI from Movie Maker and import these files. I would however suggest you use Premiere to capture from your DV cam in future.

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    thanks,
    i am , however, very new to this. can you explain in more detail what you mean?


    thanks

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    What settings did you use when capturing from your camcorder? Do your video files have an extension ".wmv"?

    Premiere will not happily edit wmv. I suggest you re-capture your clips as DV AVI.

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    The files you captured should be on your drive still, why not locate them (they'll be where you told Windows Movie Maker to capture them to) and import them into Premiere?

    Failing that then I agree with Marc, it would probably easier to just recapture them, as labourious as that can be.

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    thanks chaps,
    they have a wma extention -

    ive tried locating it through prem - it doesnt show in the import window (although its defo in the right folder)

    i guess i will have to import again.

    i gave this a go on about 2 mins of video but prem crashed/errored and shut down after it captured it - before saving it.

    is this known problem? if so can it be fixed?

    cheers
    zap

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    You won't have much luck trying to edit those files in Premiere. It really does only like DV AVI, so I strongly suggest you re-capture in Premiere from your DV camera.

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    Marc's right. Even if you could import them the resolution and quality would be no good for subsequent editing.

    I'd recapture. Make coffee first
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