Wondering if anyone out there could help me!!!
I filmed an Indian Wedding a few months ago using a Canon XF100 which generates MXF files. However, one memory card became corrupt! After much effort, I managed to recover the footage, but it saved as MPEG Movie files. Here are the codec details from MPEG Streamclip:
"Type: MPEG elementary stream
Data Size: 86.97 MB
Bit Rate: 3.72 Mbps
224 MPEG-2, 1920 × 1080, 16:9, 25 fps, 50.00 Mbps, 4:2:2(!), progressive
i00001 part 1 of 18.mpg (78.82 MB)"
There is no audio on these files and im not sure why. But this is not important, as i would only need the video for the edit.
For editing, I use Adobe Premiere CS5 on Mac, and these clips do not import into the software.
The error message that shows is: "There was an error decompressing audio or video"
The files do play in VLC, but its very slow and only a few seconds long. I can, however, see the timecode and most clips say it is more than 3minutes long. but it only plays back a few seconds!!!! They do not play in any other video player i have. And they dont even import into Adobe encoder or sorensen squeeze so that i can convert the file!
Ok, what i need to ultimately achieve, is to import the footage into Premiere and ensure it is all the footage, not just a few seconds!
This all could be fixed by a very simple solution like a missing codec or something but at the moment i am a bit lost!
Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Your camcorder should generate something like 6.25MB per second = 50Mbit per second, so compare volume of the clip with how long did you actually record, is all data there at all?
Yeah the xf100 generates approx 6.6mbps. so if i look at one recovered clip, for example, it is a 200mb file. But the timecode states it should be a 6minute clip! So 360seconds x 6.6 mbps = 2.376 GB! So it should be a 2gb file, not a 200mb file.
If i compare this to a working clip, it is a 2.05 GB file and runs for 5mins 15 seconds.... so 2005mb/315seconds = 6.36 mbps. sounds about right...
So that means there not enough data on the clip! am i right????