So I'm having problems with importing an aaf file into premiere. The weird thing is it was working about a week and a bit ago, then stopped. I can't work out why, to my knowledge nothing has changed but if someone could point me in the right direction that would be massively appreciated.
I'm using premiere pro cc and avid media composer. I'm trying to export from avid and import into premiere. I'm creating an .aaf file in avid and trying to import into premiere. When I press import, the progress bar comes up and gets stuck instantly. I can close the aaf import window, but then it leaves the import files progress bar still up and premiere stops responding completely.
At first it worked fine, within premiere I can still use the aaf files already imported, I just can't import more (I can't even import the files I had previously done successfully). I just can't work out why?
Any help would be massively appreciated,
We have a known issue with AAF in Premiere Pro CC (7.2.1). Sorry, but for now you'll have to work around this issue. If you want AAF support, you'll have to install an earlier version of the application. Let us know if you need help with that.
Could you help me with that, I guess I want the premiere pro version just prior to the update, but i can only find out how to download cs6 version or CC version...
Please check the below Forum thread and roll back to the Initial version 7.0 of Premiere Pro CC. You can choose to update Premiere Pro CC to the desired version from the below links.
Having a similar issue with an aaf file in Premiere Pro 7.2.1, I followed the instructions above, and upon attempting to install the downgrade, I recieved the following error:
Adobe Premiere Pro CC December 2013 (7.2) Update
Installation failed. Error Code: U44M2P7
Please advise, I have a money on the line with this one...
Still looking for some help with this one.
You should find hits if you search the forums for that error code.
Not really... It's a generic error code that simple means the installer, in stand - alone mode failed. The only advice given is to try and run the installer again, which doesn't help as it produces the same result.
What I am looking for here is a solution to a problem Adobe caused by pushing an update with what is a HUGE issue. The work around provided does not work, and since I have a high - paying gig on the line, I need someone from Adobe to step to the plate and give me a solution that WILL work.
Forgive me if my tone seems terse - its not meant to be - but if Adobe didn't adequestly test the 7.2.1 update before releasing it, or they did and pushed it anyway with knwon issues without providing warning of said issues, then they are doing all of us a disservice. It gets frustrating when one's livelihood is on the line.
I see you're right. Must have been a different error code I remembered seeing.
When exactly did you get the error in the process?
Once I had launched the installer, and entered in my Admin password. The install started normally, then went almost instantly from 1% to 99% and presented me with a dialogue box that the install had failed, and I could check the error log to help determine the cause. The words "error log" were hyperlinked, and clicking the ling revealed the error message I described above in a browser window.
I don't know if this matters, but I am on OSX 10.8.5
I don't know if this matters, but I am on OSX 10.8.5
It does. I'm definitely a Widows guy and the only method I have for fixing any Mac issue is to switch back to Windows.
(On a side note, that 'solution' works every single time, if it comes down to it. )
That is absolutely not in any way a solution. My goal is never to add complication to my life, and the derivative morass that is Windows definitely qualifies as added complication.
I know a couple dudes who've built three monster editing machines for the price of one decent Mac editor. And their machines have worked wonderfully well. Judging from the postings on this and other forum boards of the number of Mac users mad as hades over the most recent OS there and the way many of their video cards or other pieces suddenly became useless junk, Windows isn't the only 'side of the aisle' that has it's interesting moments.
In fact ... some of the nastiest problems listed on this board recently have been Mac issues, with either the newest OS and their gear/Adobe stuff, or just with the way Mac's see the newest Adobe files.
There's enough crapola right now on all sides of the aisle to let the ol' Windows/Mac prejudices die a long overdue death. Choose your individual plus/minus ledger and be happy. Or not. Or maybe for this moment, until you side dumps another OS or other problem on you!
I was running the most recent version of Premiere Pro CC, and I was receiving an error when trying to import an aaf file. This is the only file type I have ever received this error with. So I rolled back to version 7.0.1 as was suggested above, and I am still receiving the same error. Is there some other work around for this problem I'm unaware of?
I'm running PP on Windows 8 if that helps. I've tried importing from various drives, importing through the media browser, and through the media browser on various drives. Every attempt comes up with the same error.
Has this error with AAFs been corrected in the CC 2014 release?
Come on Adobe, this isn't like Facebook where you can 'move fast and break things' our livelihoods are at stake here! I need to know that if I update the software its going to add features, not screw up things that were working before!
I also need to know if there is a fix for this Avid AAF import issue, at the moment when I import I get audio but no video. Have you fixed this, or is it an issue with some Sony F5 Canon C300 software I need to install or is Premiere itself still screwed?
I notice that Adobe has not deemed any of us important enough to reply to for some time, but should you consider any of us customers here worthy of your time, I for one would really appreciate an answer...
Not that I know of, I'm still crashing trying to import an .aaf file
Is this still an issue with everyone or am I the last one still unable to import AAF into Premiere CC?
It still does not work. This is a major deal breaker in my transition to PP
What about with CC2015? I just downloaded and it cannot open an Avid AAF export.
This whole AAF thing is a mess.
The same error experienced with the our yesterday's test.. currently we have AVID MC6.5 version, imported the generated aaf file from Media Composer to (MAC) Premiere CC version 7.1.0.
Instead of suggesting to revert to a lower version, can the ADOBE Support team just provide us an update software.
I'm able to import AAF from MC 8 with all video and audio in PP CS6, with Windows 8.1 Enterprise. And I know that I could do it about 3, 4 years ago with MC 6 Windows 7, and PP CS6.
This is using AMA for all clips in MC, btw.
No effects come through, obviously, but all edits do, and all clips. And I seem to always have to create a sequence from scratch and paste the contents of the AAF sequence into it. But after that it's smooth sailing. Which is great, because AVID rocks.
The reason for the copy paste that I wrote about is that the frame size for the sequence is always off. But all it takes is create another sequence with the proper properties and select all copy paste into the new one.
If you needed to, you might be able to email your aaf to someone with CS6 and maybe they could convert it to be openable with CC. I'll have to experiment with that.
I have found a Mac solution that seems to work well, though I have yet to figure out how to import the audio tracks... Hope this helps.
Install Apple's Pro Video Formats at this link here:
If you do not have Final Cut Pro installed on your system, follow these instructions to install Pro Video Formats:
Premiere will then recognize Avid MXF files.
Best of luck,