Could someone direct me to a guide or post on how to add the correct codec to elements Video editor. I thought by loading quicktime it would work.
I just purchased Premier Elements Photo Shop and Video Editor Bundle with the Organizer and cant import the MOV File.
This is a 25Gig MOV file ProRes 422 HQ of a film I had captured.
When I Add Media in Video Editor from files ,all I get is n Generic Import error.
I added this file to the Organizer and when I Add the file from the organizer option I get more detail, GENERIC IMPORT FAILURE , FILE NOT SUPPORTED OR CODEC NOT INSTALLED.
The file will open and play in Quicktime and in VirtualDub
Any suggestions would be appreciated
This the forum for Photoshop Elements, the photo editor, not the video Premiere Elements editor.
Maybe wait a little for a moderator to move your question to the Premiere Elements forum:
ProRes is not an intended file format for Premiere Elements. https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements/kb/supported-file-formats.html
It might work if you have Quicktime 7 installed. How did you install Quicktime, which version and where did it come from? How did you capture the video file?
Moved to the Premiere Elements forum.
The File Extension is a MOV. Which the list says is supported.
The Files are of Films which were professionally captured By Cinepost. I was given the MOV Files with the ProRes Codec,( 25 + gig) and MP4 versions.
The company who captured the films recommended Elements for basic Consumer level editing. They are able to Edit in Elements.
I have QT 7.7.9 from Support.apple Installed. It plays the MOV well.
"MOV" is a file "container" in video speak. "MP4" is another container. In the many video containers can be a wide variety of codecs. The way to see what it is made of is to look inside a video clip file with the (free) software called MediaInfo Install it, open a MOV file, switch to the "tree" view and post a screenshot here.
Below is the File Data - From Quick
time Movie Inspector
I'm hoping for more like this:
Think I Got it
Under video is says that the "CodecID" is "apch". Googling for that brings that it is primarily a codec for Apple's "Final Cut Pro" editor.
More googling about converting ProRes to MP4 suggests it can be done with the (free) Handbrake.
I'm sorry this isn't working. The only other thing I can do is try one of your files on my computer via DropBox or similar.
Then MOV Files are 25 GB and up so I wont be able to upload. I was given MPEG4 versions of the films also and Elements works well for basic editing functions on these. I downloaded Handbrake and this could help me with my VHS capture files later on.
I thought I could use Element's to capture and make higher quality Still Photos from the Higher res MOV File.
VirtualDub will open the large MOV files and I can use the capture output frame to clipboard feature then paste in Elements Photo editor and go from there.
While I'll be able to use Elements for a lot of other editing It seems silly I have to use this workaround because the codec is no longer supported.
I'll ask Cinepost, who did a magnificent Job with my films, what version of Elements they have, I suspect it may be 12 or older after reading some other forum posts
Again Thanks for feedback
After you contact Cinepost, would you post their answer? Thanks.
This link gives the solution for Premiere Elements 2018 and possibly 2019 in Windows version. Unfortunately there is no advice yet for the Apple Mac version...
Repeated approaches to Adobe has failed to produce a MAC solution. This prompts me to select another video editor than Premiere for my Mac Book Pro 😉