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Video Importer function not importing from external HD

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Nov 20, 2023 Nov 20, 2023

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Trying to import mp4 files from an external hard drive plugged to my MAC by USB. When attempting to use the Video importer function it only gives me the option to use 'Source - PremiereElemente_2024_MacLBS'

Doesn't allow to find the external hard drive. See below.

Have also tried importing via 'Files and Folders' but it gives me the below fail message and to use the Video importer function.

I'm failing on the 1st step of trying to makle videos....any assistance would be great? Thanks in advance.

Video Importer shot.pngFail message.png

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Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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Are you able to copy the files from the external drive to a local drive with finder?

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Nov 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023

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When you 'import' a file you are not actually importing the file to use on the timeline, the project file is making a 'pointer' to the file's location... so if/when you remove the external device the file does not stay on the timeline since it was never really physically IN the timeline, only a pointer to where the file resides

 

Trying to use an external device for video is a bad idea... and it MAY now be part of the program to reject an external device as the source of video on the timeline

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