Does this occur only inside of PP, or also on exports?
Occurs both on exports and outputting to an external monitor.
Solution: under the settings menu (spanner icon) in the source & record monitors "display both fields"
That won't affect exports at all, so either that isn't the solution, or you made an error stating that the exports were also affected.
Thought exports were affected because i was reimporting the files into premiere to view on the external monitor. Sorry for the mix up.
Did you record the footage directly onto the camera, or did you use a external recording device?
If the answer is yes what kind
When you right click the media inside your bin and click "modify" is it listed as upper field first?
Also second question if you modify the footage and change its field order to progressive then place the footage inside a progressive sequence does the problem go away?
Here is my final question, with the original media when you export it, does it appear to have the same problems when you view inside media players on your system?