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    I have some security camera video that I tried to open in Edius 6.54.
    I get the following message:
    "Failed to open file"

    I can play the video in VLC media player.
    VLC property info says the file is:
    Codec: H264 MPEG-4 AVC Part 10
    Resolution: 704 x 482
    Display Resolution 704 x 480
    Frame Rate: 29.970029
    Decoded format: Planar 4:2:0 YUV

    I will appreciate suggestions to load the file into Edius.
    thanks
    JimG
    System 1: Windows 7 Pro SP1, EditHD UltimaX 620Z, Edius 6.54, Vistitle 2.50, 3.8 GB Xenon Quad Core, 16GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro 4000, HD Spark, Intensity Pro, 240GB SSD System Drive, 3- 2TB Media Drives

    System 2: Windows XP SP3, Edius 5.51 Vistitle 1.8.7, P5W DH Deluxe, Core 2 Duo E6750, 2 GB RAM, EVGA GTX 460, 250 GB SATA, 500 GB RAID 0, 2-1 TB Media

  • #2
    can you see if the file opens in AVCHDtoHQ free converter from Grass Valley

    if so, convert to HQ and start editing
    Anton Strauss
    Antons Video Productions - Sydney

    EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro 21H2

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    • #3
      I tried AVCHD converter - I get a "AVCHD converter has stopped working" message.

      I used ArcSoft MediaConverter 8 to convert to a DirectShow avi file.
      This file opens in Edius. It plays back fine at normal speed.
      If I scrub or fast forward the timeline, the video goes black.
      I have to return to the start of the clip, press play to get the video back.

      I can convert the DirectShow to a Grass Valley HG format, and everything
      works fine.

      So, I have found a workaround, but I am still curious as to why Edius won't open the original.

      Thanks for your help.
      JimG
      System 1: Windows 7 Pro SP1, EditHD UltimaX 620Z, Edius 6.54, Vistitle 2.50, 3.8 GB Xenon Quad Core, 16GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro 4000, HD Spark, Intensity Pro, 240GB SSD System Drive, 3- 2TB Media Drives

      System 2: Windows XP SP3, Edius 5.51 Vistitle 1.8.7, P5W DH Deluxe, Core 2 Duo E6750, 2 GB RAM, EVGA GTX 460, 250 GB SATA, 500 GB RAID 0, 2-1 TB Media

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      • #4
        there are more and more file formats that will not open in older EDIUS versions because these EDIUS versions are no longer updated

        one tool that always works is TMW5 to convert anything on the planet to Grass Valley HQ. I call it the swiss army knife because it does everything where others fail
        Anton Strauss
        Antons Video Productions - Sydney

        EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro 21H2

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        • #5
          A lot of security cameras use a non standard file format (h264 in an avi wrapper) this is their way of getting round paying any royalties for the codec. As it's a non standard format Edius can't decode it which is why you have to use a 3rd party program to convert it to something usable.
          We've had people send us stuff like this in and it won't open even in Edius 8 and needs to be converted first
          DVC Built Clevo P775DM3-G Laptop with UHD screen, 7700K [email protected], Geforce GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 500GB M.2 Primary, 1x 480GB SSD, 1x1TB M.2, 1x 2TB 5400RPM Video drives, external Blu-ray Optical

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          • #6
            EDIUS, edit anything :)
            Anton Strauss
            Antons Video Productions - Sydney

            EDIUS X WG with BM Mini Monitor 4k and BM Mini Recorder, Gigabyte X299 UD4 Pro, Intel Core i9 9960X 16 Core, 32 Threads @ 4.3Ghz, Corsair Water Cooling, Gigabyte RTX-2070 Super 3X 8GB Video Card, Samsung 860 Pro 512GB SSD for System, 8TB Samsung Raid0 SSD for Video, 2 Pioneer BDR-209 Blu-ray/DVD burners, Hotswap Bay for 3.5" Sata and 2.5" SSD, Phanteks Enthoo Pro XL Tower, Corsair 32GB DDR4 Ram, Win10 Pro 21H2

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