March 22nd, 2008


Problem: Adobe Premiere importing video as audio

Hi guys, I've been trying to figure this out myself but so far I haven't had any luck and it's driving me crazy.

I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro to make a vid and I have never had any problems with it in the past. However, all of a sudden, it's starting importing all my video files as purely audio files. The weird thing is these video files never had any audio to begin with.

To get said video files what I do is use DVD Shrink to get the .vob files and then use VirtualDubMod to trim them down into the avi files that I want without any audio. And this process has worked fine so far and I have already imported heaps of these video files into Premiere and they've worked fine. But now, they will only import as audio files and I have no idea what to do.

I've tried resaving the avi's again with no suck luck. I've imported a video file that's already being used in the vid and it's imported as video fine. But if I import a video file that I have used for a previous vid it imports as audio.

So far I haven't reinstalled Premiere yet because I don't want to go through that hassle if the answer is just something easy that I have missed but if it comes down to that I will.

But if anyone has any answers or help it would be very much appreciated.


ETA: Okay, I just realised that I hadn't tried creating a new project file and seeing what happens. So I did that and the video files imported as video files. Hurrah. However, I don't want to abandon my previous project file just yet because I had quite a number of clips placed but I hadn't tweaked them enough to allow me to just export it out as a movie and add clips over the top. So again, if anyone can help, much appreciated.

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