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Nobody can, based on this complete lack of relevant info.
what do you need to know
The project is
DV widescreen 48k
imported video 640x480 30fps mono 8000hz 16bit
Another prob when i do try to see a preview it gets blurry but when i pause it goes back to normal. I never had this problem with CS3 so I don't know.
First guess is that the video you're trying to add was simply not meant for editing. So the question is where did you get the video clip?
i recorded the video via my camera nikon coolpix L18
Mot suitable for editing. Use a different application.
Your camera likely uses MJPED compression. This is common for many Nikon sitll cameras.
There are three common MJPEG CODECs, Morgan, Lead and Main Concept. I think Morgan is freeware and the other two need to be purchased. Any one of these *should* go a long way to correcting your issues.
It would be a good move for Nikon to include a CODEC for whatever flavor of MJPEG they use. Seems that the new D-90 is using yet another flavor.
As Harm points out, the AV output from a still camera is really meant for viewing, and not for editing. This is *possibly* why Nikon has not taken the correct route - they assume that the footage will not be edited. The lack of current CODECs will likely plague users of newer still cameras, as the mfgr continues to improve on their end, but not share these improvements.
You might also pick up a bunch of tips and ideas from the Adobe Premiere Elements forums. Just search them for "MJPEG," and have a good read. More folk seem to be trying to use still camera AV footage in those programs, Elements.
Simply put, Jake. If you want to edit your videos, use a real video camera. A tape based MiniDV or HDV, a CF card AVCHD or a P2 card DVCPRO HD are the main choices here. Hard drive or DVD cameras aren't the best choice, and may cause the same problem you now have.
well i have used this camera before with no problem with cs3 and this is my first time trying to use cs4 to edit so atm i'm trying to see if i go back to cs3 if that will fix my problem or not. Also I know I need to get a real video camera.
well that solved it went back to cs3 idk why it doesn't work in cs4 but i guess i'll try to find a way to solve