.avi files on a Mac

I was asked for an AVI version of this video we have online. I said yes because apparently I don’t know any better.

On my Adobe Premeire CS5 that is running on my back-up Mac (mine’s in the shop) on Mac OS X 10.6.6 there is no option for AVI output in the export options.  I’ve been on forums all morning and yesterday afternoon and I can’t seem to find a solution to this problem. I found one forum that said that AVI is only available on Premiere for PCs. Great.

However, today I got my Mac returned to me. Unfortunately this didn’t do anything for me on the AVI file front.

Trial 1: export to MOV, import into iMovie and then export that to AVI. / Conclusion: An AVI file that has suffered sever degradation.

Trial 2: Re-install Final Cut Pro and try to get an AVI file that way.