so i can check if that is the problem could you advise a preset by any chance?
Not without the details I asked for. Unfortunately I cannot read your mind.
Set up a project that matches your footage.
If there is no preset you can do this in the Custom settings tab of the new project window: set editing mode to Desktop. (Hope i am saying this right because i do not have CS3 installed anymore)
Most likely you need to set the field order to upper.
It sounds like your source clips are different from your project settings.
Curious why you thnk that. There was no indication of what media was being used.
Type: MPEG Movie
File Size: 142.7 MB
Image Size: 1280 x 720
Pixel Depth: 1280
Frame Rate: 50.00
Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - compressed - Stereo
Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
Total Duration: 00:01:26:13
Average Data Rate: 1.7 MB / second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0
can anyone suggest a preset?
Where did you get the media from?
a samsung vp hmx10