First, how do you know you're actually on the original not the proxy?
When you toggle the proxy icon in the program monitor, it goes blue when on, gray when off ... is that what yours is doing?
And which proxy preset did you use?
Did you render the timeline? The render plays ahead of the proxy.
because the proxies crop the sides a little bit... that's how i know it's not using them.
So here's another thing Premiere does that is just amazing... I make the media offline and it means nothing to the programs because all the "offline" footage still plays instead of going offline like I want.
So, I unplug the external with the footage and open the file... now the footage is REALLY offline, I reconnect the proxies. (funny since they were already attached before and I saved the project, but...Premiere doesn't work we've established that) So, then the proxies work with the toggle switch; offline until i hit the switch, then i see the proxy. I plug the dive back in and reopen... now two of three proxies work...
So..... Did this proxy workflow ever work beyond the first season with them connected?
Like most users, I've no troubles with the proxies. There are certain situations or things that people try that don't work as expected.
So ... does the toggle proxy icon turn blue/gray as you click it?