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>supposed to be XviD
That could very well be an issue. Premiere isn't really set up to use such a codec, and whether or not it works seems to be hit or miss, with more hits on CS3 and more misses on CS4.
Best bet is to use camera standard formats - DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, etc.
Xvid, and it's "cousin" DivX, are designed for high-compression delivery. They do not edit well.
Is there any way to go back to 'before" the Xvid encoding, and work with those files? Next "best" (and you will clearly see the word "best" in quotation marks, because it's really pretty far down the quality scale) would be to convert to DV-AVI Type II files with a 3rd party application. Quality
suffer badly, but you might be able to get by, so long as there is little motion (camera or subject) and one does not care about several levels of heavy compression.
Thank you guys so far!
There would be a way to go back to the original uncompressed file. And thus this will be the only way for me - I'll have to do it like this, eh? ;)
Only thing annoying is that CS4 "misses" files that CS3 clearly "hits".
This won't get in my mind :-x
It's an updated version of the same program - so it should be able to handle files that even the older version was able to work with :-s
Nevertheless - thank you!
>Only thing annoying is that CS4 "misses" files that CS3 clearly "hits".
That has been reported by many users. My guess is that many updates under the hood require stricter adherence to standard camera formats.