Issue with Mpeg2 files (1080i - interlacement issue ?)

New Here ,
Feb 12, 2021

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Since Adobe released CC2020 (over 6 months, maybe more), I and my colleagues have issues with mpeg2 files in Premiere and After Effects (with the last release of AE, I can't even open an old project if it contains mpeg files inside).

Maybe it's due to the interlacement ? (We're a Local TV, in France, and broadcast here is still interlaced... So for many years, we used to export videos in HD 1080i - mpeg 2. Preset still exists in Media encoder and still works... But mpeg2 files from previous versions are completely unreadables.

Please someone can help us ? 

Sorry for my english... I know it's not perfect, I'm doing my best  ^^

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Feb 12, 2021

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Might not help you but I have just taken a 1080i 25 camera file into Premiere CS6, exported as Mpeg2 and re-imported into Premiere  14.8.0 (build 39) and Beta 15.0.0 (build 19) without any problems. This is on a Windows 10 machine. Could you Dropbox any of your faulty clips so we can have a look.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi Richard.

That was not the issue the OP reported.

What he is saying is that old projects containing mpeg-2 files will no longer open..this is totally different to importing an mpeg-2 file into a project.....

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New Here ,
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In fact the two issues are real. I can't open old project with mpeg2 files inside (only in After Effects), AND I can't import mpeg2 files in Premiere / After CC2020 / 2021

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Thank you for your answer !

Here is a faulty clip : Faulty clip 

And here is a screenshot of the error message showing up in Premiere when I attempt to import the file (sorry, it's a french version of Premiere):

issue mpeg file.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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So sorry - can you please translate this? My school French is not up to the task.....

That said, I will try to look at the file (downloading it now) but I cannot even install the current versions of CC apps, as I am still running Windows 7. I can analyze the file though - give me a few minutes?

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It imports just fine into 12.1.2 version......but importing isn't the issue, is it? It's when you try to actually open an old project yes?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Sorry...just looked at MediaInfo.

The file seems to be a straight program stream (MPEG-PS), and seems to be just fine.

It is also supposed to be forwards compatible, so this is starting to look like a Premiere bug to me.

 

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New Here ,
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The message says "Frame substitution recursion attempt aborting after multiple attempts on file". Seems like Chinese to me, in both French and English 😉

But, as you say, it seems to be a Premiere bug... But I'm suprised nobody reported this bug before.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Are you on a Mac, please post comp. specs and OS build.

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New Here ,
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No, we all are on PC.
I'm on Windows 10 (with a Geforce GTX 1080)
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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Your file opens fine in Windows 10 CS6 and CC 2020. Importing the CS6 project with your faulty file into CC2020 also works fine.

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Okay... but we all have the same issue here... That's not just me. Maybe a problem with the french translation of Premiere (don't know if it's possible...) ? Or Windows 10 ?...

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