These symptoms often occur when people use material from a digital still camera or other esoteric sources and the codec in use is not really suited for editing. The solution often is to convert the source material to a codec that PR can handle easily and then import the converted file. Another solution is to use consumer software, like Movie Maker, Premiere Elements or Magix.
Use GSpot to determine what codec is in use, what camera was used for shooting and how was the material imported into a sequence with what settings on which OS?
thanks for the reply
o/s: windows xp
digital camera:sony cybershot dsc-m1
hardware accelator: none
1. when i open adobe premiere pro, i click 'new project.'
2. then on new project prompt. i don't do anything. video: timecode, audio: audio samples, capture: DV. then i click 'ok'
3. then on sequence presets; i go to DV - Ntsc: standard 48khz
4. then i import my *.mp4 file onto the timeline & push play in the area entitled: 'program: sequence 1' and i see a still picture, but i hear my voice fine and then a couple of seconds later, the picture moves in a choppy manner and sometimes freezes....
Exactly what I suspected. Reread post #1. The solution is there. Convert or use other software.
i know, this is a bit late for answering, but perhaps it helps others:
i had similar problems that disappeared, when i disconnected my camera from the pc.
I agree, not connecting such a camera at all to a PC is likely the best solution.