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Old September 22nd, 2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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need to convert to cineform intermediate avi

I have premiere pro 1.5.1 and the HD mov file I have won't work. Reading the readme file on the premiere pro update I see that it converts HDV into Cineform intermediate avi to edit. So, I guess I need to convert the .mov file to a CineForm intermediate avi?

I don't normally do editing, and just need to convert this one file and probably nothing ever again. Is there a free way to convert this one file? Please excuse me, I'm very inexperienced with HD. :)

BTW, I don't know what camera it was shot on, but it was a local news broadcast so their camera must be broadcast quality.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 11:53 PM   #2
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We don't formally support PPro 1.5.1 any more, but it might work. Download NeoHD, and convert using the included tool, HDLink. The tools is fully functional for 15-days.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 06:57 AM   #3
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Can you do it without any hardware? I just need to convert the file I don't have a camera or anything. I downloaded the HDlink file and all of the options were grayed out. It needed hardware to work. ?

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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 09:48 PM   #5
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just a computer is needed.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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NEOhd did the conversion to cineform intermediate AVI! However, when I put it into premiere pro 1.5 it says there is an error in the cineform decoder. Any idea what the problem might be? The video shows up green when I put it into the timeline, and black when it's not.

Is there any specific settings I needed to put in to make it work when I converted it?
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Old September 27th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #7
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seems like we are no longer compatible with PPro 1.5. 1.5.1 shipped with a very old decoder, not compatible with the modern bit-streams. If you remove the adobe plug-ins any *.prm with "CFHD" in the name you may be able to use PPro 1.5.1.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #8
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I'm not sure if I know exactly what you mean. I found only one .prn file with CFHD in it and deleted it. Now when I try to import the file it says that the compression isn't supported.

Was I supposed to replace that file with something? That file is what decodes it, isn't it? Sorry, I'm just a bit confused. :)
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Old September 27th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #9
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Then PPro 1.5.1 is now longer supported.
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