Premiere Update http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=98&platform=Windows
Actually, there is no such thing as HDV 24P, since HDV is a 1080i stream and was designed that way for compatibility reasons. Even if your camcorder claims to have a '24P' mode, it is still embedded in a 1080i 60 stream. Unfortunately, Premiere doesn't handle such streams. The results are abyssmal, so we avoid the 24P mode on prosumer/consumer camcorders. What happens with such footage is that you get 3 good frames followed by 2 interlaced frames of the last frame repeated, and the process repeats. This causes an annoying stuttered cadence with a blurring/clearing effect as those two interlaced frames appear periodically.
It has been instructed elsewhere to use the HDV 60i preset for ALL HDV footage, regardless of the camera's recording mode.
I must say I'm not familiar with the settings and specs of CS3, especcially not with which (updated) versions include which presets and so on.
But I had a familliar problem using CS4, so it may help you:
- Double check these: * You are using the trial version? Maybe trial doesn't support these presets.
* Your full version somehow ended up being trial again? SN not activated anymore... could be.
* In case you're using Windows: Do you (still) have Windows Service Pack 3 installed. My problem was that
I was working with SP 1 , which caused my CS4 to fail showing the HDV preset (as wel as some others like XDCAM, ...)
Double check the above, they may solve your trouble.