Adobe Premiere Pro + Aiptek DV 4500 = no workie

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ObiJeffKenobi, May 20, 2004.

  1. I'm going to be taking a film class soon and I am a total newbie in the field.

    So I picked up an Aiptek Pocket DV 4500 as a cheap and easy solution for digital media. Coupled with Adobe Premiere Pro which I procured courtesy of an academic discount, I figured I was ready and raring to go.

    However, I've run into a problem that my fledging talent just cannot work around. When I attempt to import a film file from my camera to Adobe, it just hangs on the Importing screen, with no progression of the status bar. It doesn't matter if the film is 1 second long, or 5 minutes long. However, I can import any other movie I may have on my computer in a split second: my girlfriends quicktime assignment, porn, movies I've downloaded, etc.

    This holds true whether or not I'm trying to import directly from the camera's memory, or even if I've moved the file onto the my pc. The file type is "Windows Media Audio/Video file," which is just a fancy way of saying it's a .wmv, and Adobe supports that and a million other media types. The Premiere manual didn't particularily help me, and the Aiptek support was worthless (unless I want to pay out the bum calling their tech line.)

    Does anyone have any knowledge of either product? Any help, and I do mean any help, will be a large step in the right direction, because right now I'm totally stuck and I'm gonna need this camera for the class.

  2. ]{aptain Insano

    ]{aptain Insano New Member

    Mar 10, 2003
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    S Korea, Gainesville, Orlando
    man, the last time I used Premiere was freshmen year in high school (6yrs ago).
    Have you tried saving the video as any other type of video format instead of tehh shitty wmv? (like mpeg-2/mpeg-4, mov, mpeg) It sounds like even though you may have tested wmv files from your existing library, that the new wmv videos you create from your video camera are conflicting with the program its self. Premiere shouldn't have a problem, so try saving the vids as another file format. Thats the best I could suggest.

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