Try right clicking on the clip and go to Modify>Interpret Footage..., then change it to progressive.
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I have already tried this - it is set to progressive automatically when it is imported. I have tried changing it to one of the interlace options but that definitely didn't improve the situation.
What is the frame rate of the clip? (As shown in that same Interpret Footage window)?
Interpret footage shows 29.97 for the framerate (with square pixels, progressive scan).
What are the sequence settings you're using?
Also is your program window (inside Premiere set to display both or just first or second)?
(Right click then check the "fields option" this will let you know which it's set to.) Although I'm assuming since it looks bad on export as well that this isn't the issue.
I used AVCHD 720p30 when I made the sequence so its settings are "29.97 fps, 1280x720 (1.0)" with "30 fps drop-frame timecode" as the display format. Editing mode is "AVCHD 720p square pixel".
I'm not even using a sequence right now though, I'm looking at it in the Source window (I just double-clicked on it). It does display the same problem in the Program window though if I add it to my sequence.
Works fine for me.
Start off by dragging the clip to the New Item icon. This will create a new sequence that matches the clip's properties.
Creating a new sequence based on the clip results in the same behavior. Here is the set of steps I am currently following to reproduce this:
File -> New Project
- all scratch discs "Same as project"
- Video Display Format: Timecode
- Audio Display Format: Audio Samples
- Capture Format: DV
Video Rendering and Playback Renderer: "Mercury Playback Engine Software Only" (greyed out)
New Sequence window pops up, clicked Cancel
In the "Project" window I right click, select "Import...", doubleclick the file I posted on limelinx. "Rallycross 5 - Map Analog.mp4" shows up in the list of items.
In the "Project" window I double-click the "Rallycross 5 - Map Analog.mp4", it opens up in the "Source" window.
I set the zoom to 100% and scroll to the bottom right corner of the frame, the speedometer needle is distorted and looks interlaced.
This is with Premiere Pro CS5. Considering the clip is distorted even within the "Source" window is it possible this is a codec something outside of Premiere that Premiere is relying on? When I open this clip in VLC it plays properly.