Premiere Pro CC 2014/2015 crashes when using CineForm AVI files in a project with Mercury Playback Engine enabled using CUDA or OpenCL.

1. Browse to "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Common\Plug-ins\7.0\MediaCore\CineForm"
2. Delete the file called, "CFHD_AVI_Importer.prm"
3. Relaunch Premiere Pro.
That should resolve the issue.
Note: By removing this Importer, deep color support will no longer available. An alternative to removing this plug-in is to change your Premiere Pro project settings to select software only in the Mercury Playback Engine drop-down menu.
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    Toon de Wit

    is it possible to rename in     old_CHFD_AVI_Importer. prm       to check if any -unknown-  problem might  occur?

    Or something like this.

    Regards

    Toon

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    Jake Segraves

    Better to just move the file to the desktop rather than rename it.

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    John Higbie

    Jake, by "Deep Color" do you mean anything over 8 bits, or what is the non-deep color bit depth?

    Thanks.

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    Jake Segraves

    Yes that's what i mean...anything over 8-bits. Adobe's Implementation of QuickTime can go higher though so you may want to migrate to a QuickTime based workflow.

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    Yuval Shrem

    Hi Jake, 

    Since my Cineform video files are 10bit, going to 8bit seems like a terrible idea.

    What is the fastest way to re-wrap my AVI Cineform files to MOV (without re-encoding)?

    I remember in the past it was Quicktime that was limited to 8bit, which is why I always avoided it...

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    Jake Segraves

    HDLink used to do this but it has been a while since that application has been updated.

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    Yuval Shrem

    So should HDLink be used for that matter, or shouldn't it?

    Most of my 10bit Cineform files were converted from an 8bit source.

    Working in the current versions of Premiere, does that up-conversion from the 8-bit source to the 10-bit file still make a difference, or not anymore? If not, maybe the initial solution you've offered would be best.

    Please clarify.

     

    Thanks,

    Yuval

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    Jake Segraves

    The current version of Premiere Pro CC 2015 recognizes 10-bit CineForm files without the need for these old plugins. However, if you're using AVI files you will at least need the Free version of GoPro Studio installed on your computer.

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    Yuval Shrem

    I tired following the instructions in the opening post of this thread, and Premiere Pro CC2015 still crashes with AVI Cineform files.

    Please help!

     

    Thanks,

    Yuval

     

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    Jake Segraves

    Yuval, if the CineForm plugins are removed, then you are no longer dealing with an issue that is caused by GoPro Studio. Either open a support request and i'll try to help you further or contact Adobe.

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    Desmond Sukotjo

    I migrate my Premiere project from CS6 which using cineform timeline to CS2015. Now I don't have the cineform sequence setting. Even after reinstalling GoProStudioPremium-2.0.1.319. Do I need to set custom sequence setting? What are the settings though? I got a message when I open the CS6 project as shown in the attached image. Please help.... Thank you.

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    Jake Segraves

    Just use custom. It doesn't behave differently than the cineform preset. After you've converted it to a custom sequence, save the project (with a new name) and continue from there.

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