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What are your project settings in CS3?
How does the clip look when you play it in the Source Monitor?
Sounds like maybe the alpha channel. Try the alpha adjust effect to disable the alpha channel (ignore alpha checkbox).
In addition to Jeff B's questions... if you export out of PPro CS3, does the problem persist if you view the CS3-exported-movie in Windows Media? This would let you know if it was simply a problem with the CS3 display, or something that is happening to the actual file.
Does the starfield clip have same framerate and pixel dimensions of your project? Are you altering the speed, time remapping, etc.?
Ok, I figured it out.
In order to get this issue fixed I needed to do two things
1. I had to use the alpha adjust effect to disable the alpha channel
2. I also had to change field options to the "Interlace Consecutive Frames" option.
I absolutly had to use both of these option to get premiere to both display the video correctly in the monitor and also to render it out properly. If I disable either of those two options the video gets dimmed. Two bad theres not an easier way to get a clip to display as it originaly looks.
My guess is that your workaround may not be necessary. Something else is going on and you've just found a way around it. It may still be possible to correct the original problem, but there are a lot of questions in earlier posts that would need answering, plus some others, if you choose to pursue it.
1. Project settings = Standard 48khz NTSC Preset
2. Clip looks dim in both source monitor and preview monitor
(with the alpha turned off and interlace consecutive frames turned on the source video stays dimmed, but the preview frame becomes bright as it should look)
3. If I just start a project , import the video and export to a new movie clip the new exported movie clip gets dimmed even when viewing in media player, only if I do the alpha turned off and interlace consecutive frames trick can I get the exported clip to look normal/undimmed in media player.
4. Yes origianl animation clip has the same framerate and pixel dimensions of the project. I am not altering any speed timing.
If you want to see an example of the difference from the source window and the preview window with the alpha turned off and the interlace frames on go to this link to see a picture.
Its a big difference.
Could please post a snippet of the original lossless .AVI? Just about 15 frames or so. It should zip up nicely.
Here is a 15 frame original rendered file from animation program.
Hi Ken --
1.) There is an alpha channel that excludes everything but the spaceship (already established: workaround is "Interpret Footage/ignore alpha channel")
2.) Clip is NOT 29.97 fps but is true 30 fps. Since Frame Blending is enabled by default, Premiere is trying to "blend" this to 29.97. (workaround: "Interpret Footage/Assume this frame rate -> 29.97" and/or right-click on the clip in the timeline and uncheck "Frame Blending"))
Or maybe export from the animation software at the correct frame rate?
Ya, the Interpret Footage/ignore alpha channel idea worked great. I also conformed the clip to 29.97 .
Thanks for the help, thats a much better fix.
Ill see if I can get the 29.97 frame rate in the animation program. I should be able to.
> Ill see if I can get the 29.97 frame rate in the animation program. I should be able to.
While you're at it, see if you can not render an alpha channel. It will probably speed things up and will certainly reduce the file size (especially when it's uncompressed).