This one has trumped me. I have been transcoding Canon C100 footage for a feature documentary, but there are a couple of bins where this error pops up after the bar loads for a bit:
avid error exception: cdicReader_unknown_compression_type
It only lets be transcode a couple of the smaller clips, and now-- no longer. It says that it is using the quicktime AMA.
In attempt to transcode Canon 5D footage... it is having the same error or the ever lovely Avid "segmentation fraud".
I decided to connect to another system with Avid 6.5.4 (both systems are this). Same problems.
The footage that is having a problem has Compression: .h264, but the one that worked has compression of .h264 (1920x1080)