The mpeg/hdv function is indeed switch off in the trial version.
Adobe does offer a 30 day garantee money back for a full version.
Thank you for the quick help.
As I have now recognized that I cannot create HD AVI on my own there is a new query.
In order to test the HDV editing behaviour of Premiere Pro CS4 are there some sample HDV AVI files in HD resolution available at some download sites?
A couple of seconds run time would be sufficient to test Premiere.
Thanks in advance,
HDV is strictly an MPEG type of video. No way to test it with the trial.
Adobe does offer a 30-day, money back guarantee. That will allow you to test fully - for 30 days. That's the best that you can do, considering the MPEG CODEC issue.
That's unfortunate there's no suppor for HDV on the trial version. I specifically downloaded the "trial" to confirm Premiere Pro's ability to capture and edit HDV. After the last editing system I purchased failed to capture as specified, I didn't want to repeat the headache a second time. Especially with a substancially more expensive editing software. However, now I'm stuck with the same guessing situation where I have to purchase a system first, then hope it works as specified.
That's unfortunate there's no suppor for HDV on the trial version. I specifically downloaded the "trial" to confirm Premiere Pro's ability to capture and edit HDV.
It also is unfortunate you did not read the Adobe website where it is clearly stated there is no MPEG support in the trial.
It is certainly stated, but unless things have changed I would not say that it is "clearly" stated. I certainly missed seeing that when I downloaded the trial. When I approached Adobe support, they clearly did not know that the trial version was limited to DV.
Sad to say I'm not surprised that support personnel does not know that. For the best part they are willing nitwits, for the rest they are just dumb and are only available to cash their paycheck, a few exceptions excluded. That is the current state of Adobe support.
They haven't. "Clearly" would have been highlighted right next to the download under limitations or exclusions. In any event, the point is to make things as clear as possible right up front.