Problems opening MJPEG AVI files in HitFilm Ultimate 64bit (Demo)

I am getting a message stating that it cannot open AVI files for me. I have a cheap as hell VistaQuest DV700 camera that records in AVI. The format specs are: 640*480, Data rate 5651kbps, Total bitrate 5846kbps, 20 fps / Audio bitrate 192kbps, 1 channel mono, 24kHz sample rate. It says the file could not be imported.
The the file is at
File: PICT0008.AVI ~8MB
Use /* to access the file.
Vegas Pro 10e 64bit/32bit have no issues with it, nor does Windows Live Movie Maker 2011.
Why won't HitFilm Ultimate 64bit (Demo) read it?
If needed:
System Information
Time of this report: 7/11/2011, 19:34:33
Machine name: PJCI-W7HP-002
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-770T-USB3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16380MB RAM
Page File: 5159MB used, 27598MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode
Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0640&SUBSYS_C9593842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4069 MB
Dedicated Memory: 997 MB
Shared Memory: 3071 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Model: Acer H213H
Monitor Id: ACR0082
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.7533 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 5/24/2011 23:09:12, 15223912 bytes
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  • HendoHendo Staff
    edited July 2011
    That AVI file isn't actually DV. It contains an MJPEG video stream and PCM audio.
    You need a DirectShow-compatible MJPEG video codec installed on your PC in order for HitFilm to be able to decode the video.
    It's possible that the software that came with your camera will install this for you. If not, try googling "DirectShow MJPEG".

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