anything I can do to fix this?
I recommend using different screen capture software, one that records to industry standard camera codecs for easy editing.
Unfortunately, I don't know of any such software.
I use the free program CamStudio-Recorder to capture to the Lagarith codec. Visually lossless, and while the files can get huge, I really don't care. I have the drive space. The quality is very, very good.
Nice tip, Steven.
Ha ha, yup, that's the problem, not a lot of pro solutions out there. Lots of crap.
Microsoft Expression is really good. Small file sizes and looks great. Just only plays well in WMP.
Thanks, I'll check it out.
So kinda back tot he main topic, can Premiere just not play WMV files well?
It does OK, except that there is a Microsoft bug causing problems at the moment.
Although what do you mean by "completely aweful in Premiere Pro CC"?
Aweful as in 30fps playback in WMP and 0fps playback in Premiere. The video will play choppy for the first 1 or 2 seconds then stop updating alltogether. Only when I stop playback (and after a several second wait) will the video refresh.
Again, plays 100% perfectly in WMP. Files are small, 50-100 megs each. Only in Premiere do they not play correctly.
To even work I've had to create proxy videos in another format. That wouldn't be that big of a deal but the slow playback affects Media Encoder too. Encoding 250 megs, about 25 minutes of footage in a low bit rate, took about 6 hours. Normally with another format that would only take a couple of minutes.
Kinda funny / sad. My video was full frame until I tried uninstalling that update described in the other thread. Now it's half frame, ha ha. Now to try and reinstall that update that broke their system in the hopes that it fixes mine.
Reinstalling the update made everything full frame again. Performane is still terrible though.
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Perhaps it is a variable frame rate that Premiere Pro is having trouble with?
Can you bring it into Microsoft Movie Maker and export to something that Premiere Pro would like better?
Hummm, trying that now. Exporting with their default "HD display" settings now. Encoding is much faster so far. I'll test it in Premiere soon.
Well, it's one extra step, but using Movie Maker to create a high quality MP4 is teh best option. It only took about 10 minutes to create instead of the 6 hours Adobe Media Encoder took. Once I had an MP4 Premiere scrubbed through the video like it should.
For reference I used the Movie Maker "for high definition display" preset. This creates a 1920x1080, 29.97, 24000kbps, MP4.
Thanks for the responses!