Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying MPEG2 import Error

Community Beginner ,
May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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Premiere pro CS6 has a very annoying mpeg2 import error. I updated to 6.01 worked one time but when the project reopened It had the error again. This error only happens in CS6 and not older versions of premiere. I have a lot of mpeg2 footage and really don't feel like converting it because in my opinion cs6 should support a very common MPEG2 codec.

The error reads as fallowing: This project contained a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset file or codec could be associated with this sequence type.

I really hope adobe gets on this one because this is redeculess. expecially when you work on a project for hours and then it wont load afte sutting down the app and trying to finish editing at a later date.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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>hope adobe gets on this one

Tell Adobe here... https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

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LEGEND ,
May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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That error message occurs when you have a sequence that uses settings which are no longer available to PP.

For instance, if you have created an AJA sequence, but no longer have any AJA hardare installed.  (That's just one example.)  The key is to look to your sequence settings.

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May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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It's because of the MPEG2 problem. The video in the sequence has MPEG2 video files in it so its complaining it can't open that. Its a standared 23.976 1080P sequence created in PP CS6 and saved in PP CS6. The problem is sometimes the files will open and sometimes thery won't. Juts making it impossible to work with any MPEG2 codec reliably. If its because of AJA then Adobe needs to fix it. I have submitted the bugg to them maybe they will have a solution soon.

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LEGEND ,
May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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It's not specifically because of what's in the sequence, it's because of the sequence settings.

Many sequence presets also use MPEG for previews.  If your installation of CS6 is having an MPEG issue, then those sequences that rely on MPEG preview codecs will generate that error.  (Of course, this also means any media using MPEG will have issues.)

Take a look at your available sequence presets.  Are they all DV based, or do you still have MPEG presets available?

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May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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I'm thinking its my firewall now. I went through all the programs and noticed some of Adobe apps like media encoder/application manager were blocked. So I just went through and made sure no Adobe applications are blocked and have not had the issue since that time. But believe me its not my sequence settings its all a codec issue. I am not sure how Premiere handles its codecs and maybe the firewall was blocking the communication to decode the codec. ?? Don’t know that’s just my guess.

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LEGEND ,
May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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But believe me its not my sequence settings its all a codec issue.

It's sort of both.  The sequence likely uses an MPEG codec for previews.  Had the sequence used DV for previews you would not have seen that error.  So...it really kind of is the sequence settings.  That's what the error is telling you - "sequence preview preset".

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May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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I never used DV or the microsoft codec im working in HD.

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May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012

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Ok! 😃  Finally got the tutorial finished. It was just super frustrating that I had to redo the project sooo many times to get her done. I am still thinking it had something to do with the firewall because I did the same process every time.  Below is a copy of the tutorial...

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May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

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Getting the exact same message and can't open any of my projects or start a new one!!

HEELLLPPP!!!

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May 30, 2012 May 30, 2012

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Yea this is getting old fast now I can't sign in to creative cloud. They seriously need to get all the bugs fixed.

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May 31, 2012 May 31, 2012

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Yeah, CS6 so far is a no go for me.  I have several MPEG2 shows (I work for a television station) that won't import into PP CS6, but import just fine in CS5.5.  On the other hand, I also have some MPEG2 files that import fine.

For instance, this one imports fine:

ID                                       : 224 (0xE0)

Format                                   : MPEG Video

Format version                           : Version 2

Format profile                           : Main@Main

Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes

Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom

Duration                                 : 18mn 31s

Bit rate mode                            : Variable

Bit rate                                 : 7 462 Kbps

Width                                    : 720 pixels

Height                                   : 480 pixels

Display aspect ratio                     : 3:2

Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps

Standard                                 : NTSC

Color space                              : YUV

Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

Bit depth                                : 8 bits

Scan type                                : Interlaced

Scan order                               : Top Field First

Compression mode                         : Lossy

Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.720

Stream size                              : 985 MiB (93%)

This one, does not:

ID                                       : 224 (0xE0)

Format                                   : MPEG Video

Format version                           : Version 2

Format profile                           : Main@Main

Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes

Format settings, Matrix                  : Default

Format settings, GOP                     : M=3, N=15

Duration                                 : 28mn 35s

Bit rate mode                            : Variable

Bit rate                                 : 4 151 Kbps

Maximum bit rate                         : 6 000 Kbps

Width                                    : 720 pixels

Height                                   : 480 pixels

Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3

Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps

Standard                                 : NTSC

Color space                              : YUV

Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0

Bit depth                                : 8 bits

Scan type                                : Interlaced

Scan order                               : Bottom Field First

Compression mode                         : Lossy

Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.401

Stream size                              : 849 MiB (93%)

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Community Beginner ,
May 31, 2012 May 31, 2012

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Everyone use the Link John posted it the bug report link. The more comments they get the faster they will correct the problem.

Tell Adobe here... https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

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Jul 20, 2012 Jul 20, 2012

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If you turn off "Run this program as administrator" in windows 7 compatibility shortcut icon properties..

will solve MPEG import error as well as other missing export presets in export properties..

a temporary solution.. it worked for me...

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