Welcome to the forum.
Do you have a sequence open in the Timeline panel? If not, that would be why you can't drag from the Source Monitor to the Program Monitor or the Timeline panel.
I go back to the earliest Premiere Pro - what is this sequence thing you
are talking about? I have no sequences - it says that at the top of the
Timeline in tiny print and when I clock on the x my Timeline closes. Plus
when I go to Sequences (at the top) everythin is grayed out. And there are
no audio or video tracks in my Timeline and I cannot add tracks - that is
grayed out too.
I captured using device control and my files are mpeg movie 1440x 1080
(1.3333) 29.97 frame rate some audio settings are 48000Hz compressed and
some say 16 bit. All "Capture settings" boxes next to the file name are
checked except one and all have a little box that says "good" all are
online except one offline. (all this info in the project window above the
clip window) When I captured I chose HDV (choice was HDV/DV) and "match
source" because I was not sure which HDV - pal, interlaced, progressive, 23
fps, 24 fps it was shot at. (This camera is not mine and was given to me
at the last moment to shoot dance video.* Later* I explored the various
settings and codecs in the camera menu and perhaps had I accidently changed
the camera settings then captured footage which was shot at different
settings would this be causing the problem.
Another thought I had - do I have to import these video files in Media
Encoder and make low res copies for editing? I started to do that and
according to the info in the file queue these are H.264 (under "Format")
and under "Preset" it says HDTV 720p 24 high quality. Is this what they
Are suggesting I low res these files down to? I'm too afraid to do it.
Then there is this: NOT grayed out in Pro is the option to "Clear Capture
settings" should I do this?
Or Modify -"interpret footage"?
Or this issue: when I set up general and scratch discs I just went with the
default. Do you think my scratch disc is somewhere where it shouldn't be?
Maybe I should just dump all the footage and start again.
BTW rooting around www I found that CS5.5 does support Vixeo HV 40 cameras
and mpeg video. Do you think it is my capture card? This is an imac
10.6.8 OS X but I just looked at my capture card in my imac about this
computer - its a Radeon HD 4670 and its resolution is 1920x1080. Is this
the problem? Is my graphic card the same as my capture card? Firewire -
any thoughts? And THANK YOU - are you a professional editor?
OMG it WORKED! THANK YOU.... I was resigned to dumping footage and starting
again! Letme tell you I have been online reading tech support and also
Premiere Pro Bible and I never came across this as a means to opening clip
in Program/Timeline windows! I learned Premiere on one of the earliest
versions where you just drag clip into Program window.... I even spoke to a
former professional editor ( a Final Cut guy) who thought it might have
been - because FC does this automatically on capture - an issue of making
hi-res clips low-res...
But why would this make Premiere crash? Would attempting to drag a clip
directly into Program window do that? Fingers crossed. Thank you again!
On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 5:20 PM, joe bloe premiere <email@example.com