Importing a 1080p M2TS file (MPEG-2), 24fps and I get an exclamation mark and "video frame cannot be displayed" in the preview panel.
My project file is set up for 1920x1080 at 24fps.
What could I be doing wrong?
Nothing. MPEG-2 is a licensed codec. In Express it requires the Formats add-on pack.
Otherwise you could use other free software like Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip to transcode to mp4 before import to Hitfilm. Handbrake doesn't do 23.97 correctly, so MPEG STREAMCLIP is a better choice.
Oh ok, thanks i'll buy that and try again. Handbreak was going to take four hours to convert to a different format.
Can now import it, but the preview freezes (audio fine) and when brought into timeline whole program freezes and crashes.
Trying to open a saved project file and program freezes too. Don't think im going to have much luck lol
I guess that's one quick way of making $10 out of me.
What are your system specs? CPU, GPU, OS, RAM and storage? Are your GPU drivers current and have you run all critical OS updates?
How long is your source video?
Is your computer a Dell or Alienware?
Toshiba x70/psplta-0dw068 Windows 10
32gb Ram, 3gb graphics (I think), 135gb free on my SSD, but I use my 1tb drive for video files.
I have to videos, one is 2 hours, one is 1 hour 40. The final length after editing will be 2 hours.
I'm leaving my computer running overnight to convert to MP4 to see if that works.
(If anyone else jumps into this thread to help, tech specs for computer are HERE.)
Ok, that answered the question about specs. Again, are your GPU drivers current? A lot of errors can be caused by obsolete GPU drivers.
Given that your videos are about 2 hours long, you really do want to transcode (and four hours to transcode four hours of footage is about right....)your files. More importantly, as you transcode your files, you probably want to split them into shorter segments, like, say, 15 minutes. NO Nle likes getting single two-hour files. The individual sizes of the files are probably greater than your system RAM. Breaking those massive files up into shorter files should solve the issues.
A little more of what's going on behind the scenes. Understand that an editor requires vastly more resources than a media player. A media player (like Windows Media or VLC) only grabs frames, throws them on screen and moves on. An editor has to be able to "think about" things. When you load in a video file Hitfilm starts building some cache files uses for waveform display and thumnail display on the timeline. If you start throwing in two hour files (Or, worse, loaded both of them at the same time), then Hitfilm might choke just having to read through the entire video to build the required cache files. Again, splitting your files into shorter segments will greatly increase Hitfilm stability and response speed. To a greater or lesser extent this applies to any and all other NLE's.
Hi, yes my drivers are all the latest ones.
I'll look into how to split them into 15 minute segments, That would actually help me in my editing process anyway.
Yeah it certainly runs better when in smaller chunks.
I also have "Video Frame cannot be displayed", but I checked Hitflim supported formats, it should be working well, because my video file is .vmw.
Can you help me?
@Fungamer4388 "WMV" is a CONTAINER file. A container file might contain one of several CODECS (COMpressor/DECompressor). The CODEC is the actual encoding scheme for how video is compressed. While Hitfilm can read a WMV container, that container might contain a codec Hitfilm doesn't read.
You'll need to download a program called "MEDIAINFO" (it's free) and use that to generate a report which you can paste back here. That will tell us more.
While we're at it, what are your system specs - CPU, GPU, OS, RAM and storage. Are your GPU drivers current and have you run all critical OS updates? Out of date GPU drivers can also cause issues in Hitfilm.
Hello! I have two videos, here's one:
File size : 10.9 MiBDuration : 9 s 303 msOverall bit rate : 9 870 kb/sMaximum Overall bit rate : 328 kb/sEncoded date : UTC 2019-06-08 06:50:58.309WM/EncodingSettings : Lavf58.27.103
VideoID : 1Format : WMV2Codec ID : WMV2Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Video 8Description of the codec : wmv2Duration : 9 s 300 msBit rate : 9 342 kb/sWidth : 1 920 pixelsHeight : 1 080 pixelsDisplay aspect ratio : 16:9Frame rate : 30.000 FPSBit depth : 8 bitsBits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.150Stream size : 10.4 MiB (95%)NumberOfFrames : 264
AudioID : 2Format : WMAFormat version : Version 2Codec ID : 161Codec ID/Info : Windows Media AudioDescription of the codec : Windows Media Audio V8Duration : 9 s 303 msBit rate : 128 kb/sChannel(s) : 2 channelsSampling rate : 48.0 kHzBit depth : 16 bitsStream size : 145 KiB (1%)NumberOfFrames : 207
Here's second one:
File size : 486 MiBDuration : 12 min 33 sOverall bit rate : 5 410 kb/sMaximum Overall bit rate : 256 kb/sEncoded date : UTC 2019-06-07 14:00:31.640Copyright : iSpringSolutionscopyright : iSpringSolutionsWM/EncodingSettings : Lavf57.71.100
VideoID : 1Format : WMV2Codec ID : WMV2Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Video 8Description of the codec : wmv2Duration : 12 min 33 sBit rate : 5 059 kb/sWidth : 1 366 pixelsHeight : 768 pixelsDisplay aspect ratio : 16:9Frame rate : 24.000 FPSBit depth : 8 bitsBits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.201Stream size : 454 MiB (94%)NumberOfFrames : 18061
AudioID : 2Format : WMAFormat version : Version 2Codec ID : 161Codec ID/Info : Windows Media AudioDescription of the codec : Windows Media Audio V8Duration : 12 min 33 sBit rate : 128 kb/sChannel(s) : 2 channelsSampling rate : 48.0 kHzBit depth : 16 bitsStream size : 11.5 MiB (2%)NumberOfFrames : 17638
Intel core I5 2.60 GHz
8 GB RAM
Window 10 pro
595 GB storage
I have got the same problem when I upgraded to the latest Hitfilm pro 13. I do not undestand because with the previous versions of Hitfilm I did not have this problem. I never had a problem regarding "the video frame cannot be desplayed". I think I will go back to the previous version of Hitfilm pro. The 13 sucks!
@patrickbrando as with the other users on the forum, can you please provide your machine specs as well as the format of file you're having particular difficulty with so we can investigate the cause, thanks.
I am trying to export a video from Source Filmmaker to Hitfilm Express, and when I load it in, it says "The video frme can not be displayed" and on the video, it does "0:00:-1:45 @ inffps" How can I fix that?
@JawsMan It sounds like there is something wrong with the export from Source Filmmaker (I have never heard of this program so I know nothing about it) but it would be helpful to the gurus if you would download a free program called MediaInfo and run it and post a text report of the file. Here is a video telling how to use it if you don't already know:
Edit: And scrolling up I see Triem23 already posted this info for someone else... Doh
I upgraded from hitfilm 16 to, 2021.2, and now not only do I have this problem, but it also persists to exported mp4.
My input file is a 40min long 1GB AVC H.264 8 bit 4:2:0 Main Profile @ Level 4, and to add, when I enabled Proxy, the
problems stopped in Viewer, however video still show up black in exported. For a third of the exported video it's fine,
then it flickers black a lot, and the last third is all black.
@doom7 Just to be tidy, I followed your original intent and added the comment to the original post and deleted the 2nd one for you.