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  • Nano Flash .mov files won’t import into Premier

    Posted by Jim Watt on July 1, 2011 at 1:23 am

    I’m in the midst of switching from FCP7 to CS5.5 and I have a program with 3 cameras, 2 EX-3’s and a third that was recording EXDCAM EX files to a nano Flash. All 1080i/29.97 HQ. Have cut a few of the shows in FCP 7 and all work great in multiclip. the Premier pro program says the NanoFlash files are an unrecognized format.

    Any ideas?


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    Thomas Foley replied 11 years, 5 months ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Vince Becquiot

    July 1, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Hi Jim,

    You or your client would need to set the NanoFlash recording format to MXF format for Premiere.

    Premiere doesn’t supports XDCAM wrapped in Quicktime…

    Convergent makes a free converter here.

    Vince Becquiot

    Kaptis Studios
    San Francisco – Bay Area

  • Jim Watt

    July 1, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Thanks Vince…..jw

    Producer/DP, HD series, “Discoveries…America”, “Discoveries…Ireland”, “Discoveries…Spain”,
    “Discoveries…Argentina”, Discoveries…India”, “Discoveries…Asia”, “Discoveries…Africa”

  • Carey Dissmore

    October 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Guys,

    Using Premiere Pro 5.5.1 is this still the recommended practice?

    Just got a job in with about 7 hours of Nanoflash recordings all in the .MOV wrapper.

    They seem to play okay in the PPro timeline but as soon as I apply dissolves or other transitions they:
    a) can’t play back in real time (odd for my high-spec system)
    b) often hang PPro when rendering transitions, requiring a force-quit/re-launch. I say often because sometimes I get lucky and one render will work but subsequent ones will hang.

    Transcoding or even re-wrapping (via MXF converter) the sheer volume of footage would be a real PITA for an edit that is supposed to start in the morning.


  • Carey Dissmore

    October 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    oops double post removed. please see previous.

  • Carey Dissmore

    October 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Converted 3 cards worth to MXF as a test. I’m still having the same performance issues and render hangs. So whatever Premiere Pro CS 5.5.1 doesn’t like about this Nanoflash media does not appear to be related to whether it is MXF or MOV.

    Ugh, going to try a Prores transcode on a few clips next. Transcoding all of this stuff would be an enormous task.

  • Jim Wiseman

    October 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    This may not be related, but 5.5 broke .mov Nikon D7000 support. (PLEASE fix this, don’t count on Nikon to do it) You might try 5.0 if you have it. I hope the Automatic Duck acquisition helps Premiere with Quicktime support. Premiere seems to not always be happy with QT, and it is of high importance to FCP users attempting the transition.

    Jim Wiseman
    Sony PMW-EX1,Pana AJ-D810 DVCPro, DVX-100, Nikon D7000, Final Cut Studio 2 and 3, Media 100 Suite 2.0.2, Premiere Pro 5.0 and 5.5, AJA ioHD, AJA Kona LHi, Avid MC, Hexacore MacPro 3.33 Ghz 24Gb RAM 120GB SSD, Macbook Pro 17″ 2011 2.2 Ghz Quadcore i7 8Gb SSD, G5 Quadcore PCIe

  • Carey Dissmore

    October 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    It is early, but I discovered a new Decklink update (8.6.1) came out 4 days ago. Just uninstalled and reinstalled. This triggered a firmware update for my Decklink HD Extreme 3D card. After all that, I’m finding things working okay, even with the MOV files. (the MXF wrapper seems to be irrelevant at this point).

    Anyway, I’ll report back if I have further issues, but I think I might be looking good here.

    BTW Jim I think you are raising separate issues about the D7000, not connected with this.

  • Thomas Foley

    April 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Vince,

    Have spent the whole weekend trying to find a solution to this, had 1080p .MOVs from a Nanoflash in xd5e codec – couldn’t get them into Premiere Pro, and have just seen your post, and it seems to work perfectly. Many many thanks Vince!


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