Are you sayiing the presets for those video types dont show up on the new seq screen?
If you are missing presets, it sounds like a faulty install to me. Id try removing ad re-installling.
It would be afaulty install if I just installed it and it never worked, but it used to work fine with all available presets choices there.
Could patch 4.1 may have messed install ?
Same problem here, only DV is available after upgrading to 4.1.0. I am also running the same OS, Vista 64 Ultimate (SP1)
Please confirm if the presets are still located on your system by navigating to C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS4\Settings\SequencePresets. Do you see the folders for HDV, AVCHD and Cineform? Do they have any files in them? If they do, try deleting your preferences:
To delete your preferences file:
1. Navigate to: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Premiere Pro\4.0
2. Delete the Adobe Premiere Pro Prefs file
3. Launch Premiere Pro.
Do you see your presets now?
The long and tedious uninstall - ADOBE cleanup - reinstall did the trick.
People that suffer from this anomaly often have used the trial version first. It appears that when upgrading to the full version, there is still somewhere a file or registry entry that points to that history and as a consequence when applying the update to 4.1 removes all support for anything MPEG, as was the case in the trial version to start with. Troublesome, dumb that Adobe did not catch it and time consuming, but the only workaround is uninstall, run CleanScript 2 or even 3 times and reinstall.
Seriously, the problem is with your preferences.
On Vista do this:
Navigate to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Premiere Pro\4.0 and delete (or drag to Desktop) the entire 4.0 folder. It will get rebuilt on the next PPro CS4 launch.
On XP do this:
Navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Pro\4.0 and delete (or drag to Desktop) the entire 4.0 folder.
On Mac do this:
Navigate to Users/[username]/Documents/Adobe/Premiere Pro/4.0 and delete (or drag to Desktop) the entire 4.0 folder.
Next, navigate to Users/[username]/Library/Preferences and delete the file com.Adobe.Premiere Pro.4.0.plist
Be aware that on the PC the paths above point to hidden folders. So you may need to enable "Show hidden files and folders" in folder options. If you're not sure how to do this, check the Windows help files. Once you've deleted or moved these files, launch Premiere Pro 4.1 again. You should now see the missing presets and editing modes.
This is new behavior for Premiere Pro CS4. If the preferences indicate that there's something wrong with an importer, it blocks access to the importer and the presets. This was behavior that I saw fairly regularly during the beta cycle of the 4.1 update. It sounds like a few of you have run into it as well.
I tried this, but it didn't work. I delete the folder, I restart premiere pro and the folder comes back and the behavior is the same.
Just to be clear, can you see all the sequence presets (HDV, AVCHD, etc.) or are you just having trouble importing files of this type? Also, what OS are you running?
If it's just an import problem, you could try deleteing the PluginCache (you should probably try this anyway). You can delete the PluginCache by holding down the SHIFT key when lauching Premiere Pro or you can do this manually by opening the Windows registry and deleting the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Premiere Pro\4.0\PluginCache.
If Premiere thinks a plug-in is "bad" it marks the plug-in as "ignore" in the PluginCache. Deleteing the PluginCache forces Premiere to re-parse all of its plug-ins on launch.