im doing some edits that involve taking footage from youtube
however, when i import them into premiere it tells me they have an unsupported compression type av01
it then only imports the audio, but not the video.
how can i fix this?
it seems to be a new problem that i didn't have before, and it happens with old as well as new youtube material now.
Instead of getting the media from YouTube, go directly to the creator for the files.
Bob, dont judge without knowing the context.
my question is about compression types, not ethics.
but for your information i am doing everything within my power to be ethical in how i do things if you really want to quiz me about it id be happy to share with you.
but that is for another question.
Usage rights are just one issue of concern when it comes to using YouTube as the soruce for a video edit.
That video extracted from YouTube is a low bandwidth, highly compressed delivery format is another. Even if it's screen recorded and then saved as ProRes, it's still and end-of-workflow format.
Going directly to the creator of the files provides a much, much better chance of getting files that are good for editing.
That said, it sounds like you need to convert your current source video to a format that is supported by Premiere Pro.
what im doing essentially is using it for DJ purposes, the actual quality of the video is secondary in this case to the audio. sure i want it to be as good as possible, but the audio is what matters most. im using premiere to put it together with the audio files that i have purchased on CD etc...
and i only do this in cases where there is no other recourse available, and i mean no other. in fact there have been times were iv contacted artists and they have pointed me to youtube and said why dont i just download it from there? the alternative would be them sending me a DVD from the other side of the world, or me purchasing a DVD which in many cases turns out to be as bad or worse quality than the youtube version. (but i still do it where a DVD can be purchased)
but im a bit sensitive to people making these remarks, as they are coming with an assumption that i have not already tried, or are not willing to try every other better recourse first, which is not the case. 🙂