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Petr Berger
Cant open m2t files in AE CS4
on Mar 23, 2011 at 5:00:52 pm

I captured it in Sony Vegas (from HDV tape) and AE CS4 says that its unsupported file type or extension...


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Cant open m2t files in AE CS4
on Mar 23, 2011 at 5:13:39 pm

Actually, since you still run AE 9, it may be a blessing in disguise. Here's why:

Dave's Stock Answer #1:

If the footage you imported into AE is any kind of the following -- footage in an HDV acquisition codec, MPEG1, MPEG2, AVCHD, mp4, mts, m2t, H.261 or H.264 -- you need to convert it to a different codec.

These kinds of footage use temporal, or interframe compression. They have keyframes at regular intervals, containing complete frame information. However, the frames in between do NOT have complete information. Interframe codecs toss out duplicated information.

In order to maintain peak rendering efficiency, AE needs complete information for each and every frame. But because these kinds of footage contain only partial information, AE freaks out, resulting in a wide variety of problems.

I'm a Mac guy, so I like to convert to Quicktime movies in the Animation or PNG codecs; both are lossless. I'll use Apple's Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder or Quicktime Pro to do it.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Petr Berger
Re: Cant open m2t files in AE CS4
on Mar 23, 2011 at 6:38:40 pm

I'm Windows user. What do you recommend me? something free, i'm just experimenting with AE.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Cant open m2t files in AE CS4
on Mar 23, 2011 at 7:17:47 pm

Sorry, I don't know. I use Quicktime, even on my Windows machine at home.

You could download QT 7.x for Windows, and see if Vegas can convert to a QT file. You could also make some kind of lossless or uncompressed AVI, and deal with the huge file sizes.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Cant open m2t files in AE CS4
on Mar 24, 2011 at 5:07:49 am

Try this -> http://www.squared5.com - MPEG Streamclip

HTH
RoRK

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