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Old May 18th, 2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Problem Importing Light Leaks

I purchased the "Illuminate" series of Light Leaks from Rocketstock which are advertised to be compatible with all NLEs. Each "leak" is a 4k mp4 file. When I try to import into Vegas I get an error

"File cannot be opened - make sure that the file exists and you have access to the folder"

I also cannot play the file directly in Windows Media Player or in Quicktime but can play with my VLC player. Any suggestions?

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Old May 18th, 2016, 06:55 PM   #2
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Re: Problem Importing Light Leaks

can you post file details....
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Old May 19th, 2016, 01:32 AM   #3
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Re: Problem Importing Light Leaks

I download 13 Free 4K Light Leaks from Rocketstock and I can open its in Vegas Pro 13.0.435
Art, check filenames in the root to your files. May be root is too long or contains unicode symbols.

General
Complete name : D:\Temp\AVCHD\01 Blue Transition.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42 (mp42/mp41)
File size : 18.4 MiB
Duration : 3s 253ms
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 47.4 Mbps
Encoded date : UTC 2015-07-09 15:34:57
Tagged date : UTC 2015-07-09 15:34:57
ęTIM : 00:44:35:23
ęTSC : 24000
ęTSZ : 1001

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L5.2
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
Codec ID : avc1
Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
Duration : 3s 253ms
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 47.4 Mbps
Maximum bit rate : 40.0 Mbps
Width : 3 840 pixels
Height : 2 160 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.238
Stream size : 18.4 MiB (100%)
Language : English
Encoded date : UTC 2015-07-09 15:34:57
Tagged date : UTC 2015-07-09 15:34:57
Color range : Limited
Color primaries : BT.709
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.709
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Old May 19th, 2016, 06:58 AM   #4
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Re: Problem Importing Light Leaks

When I right click on the file and look at the properties most of the parameters show nothing. I was wondering if was a permissions issue but everything looks the same when I compare it to another mp4 that I can open successfully.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 09:56 PM   #5
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Re: Problem Importing Light Leaks

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Originally Posted by Art Varga View Post
I purchased the "Illuminate" series of Light Leaks from Rocketstock which are advertised to be compatible with all NLEs.
Quite frankly, Iĺd contact Rocketstock and ask them to stand by their word and fix the problem.
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Old May 20th, 2016, 04:02 AM   #6
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Re: Problem Importing Light Leaks

Art, try using VLC to convert the file(s).

Click Media/Convert
Add files (drag and drop) - maybe try with just one first.
Click convert
Click on the tools icon alongside the profile.
I tend to use the default values but you may wish to change them to suit
Supply a destination file name (the originals won't be overwritten)
Click start

Now try opening it in Vegas. I can't promise it will work with your clips but I have had the same problem as you in the past and this worked for me (with 1080p footage, not 4K).

Good luck.
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Old May 20th, 2016, 07:53 AM   #7
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Re: Problem Importing Light Leaks

Thanks Ian - I saw a similar suggestion on a Youtube video and I followed the steps you outlined. I get up to the point of naming the destination file but it doesn't seem to recognize the file type as no matter what I enter for the name the resulting file has a .ps extension even though I have .mp4 selected under the tools icon. I did find another conversion tool (Bigasoft Total Video Converter) that seems to convert the file successfully. The free version only gives you half the clip though.

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Old May 20th, 2016, 08:19 AM   #8
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Yes I think that was where I got it from originally!

.ps seems to be a filetype used by VLC to simply play a file. I wonder why that's happening :-/
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