GoPro and 5D clips importing without video

I have several GoPro .mp4s and a few 5D .movs, and I cannot get them to import into Premiere CS6 Mac 6.0.2 with the video included in the clip. Only the audio imports in whether I cmd+I, drag and drop or use Media Browser.
The clips play fine in VLC and Quicktime, and FCP7 can import them just fine, so this is a real head scratcher for me. I'm used to .MTS and .MXF issues, but not my reliable 5D stuff!
I've never seen this kind of error before and I'd like to avoid transcoding. I have started fresh projects and tried importing and the same issue occurs. Is this an issue with my preferences, a bug in my install or something else?
Thanks

hi tati,
welcome to the  board
you probably try to import mpegs (iMovie is meant for import from miniDV camcorders....)
mpegs need conversion, get for free Streamclip and convert your "clips" into something usefull - WITH audio...
hope, that helps.........

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