I have a Mac Pro and I am using Premiere 4.1.0 and am using a Sony HDR-SR8 video cam which produces AVCHD video. When I copy the folder off the camera to the hard drive, then import the video files, they look grainy in the viewer.
I also have Final Cut Express and tried bringing in the same files, but FCE converts to Quicktime and once the files are dropped in the viewer, they look great.
Why do the files brought into Premiere CS4 look lousy?
So nobody has imported MT2 files directly into Premiere CS4? If you have, how does the video look? On my machine it looks pixalated.
Not from the camera you use, but from several others, Sony Z1, Canon H1, and the like and it always looks very sharp.
However, I hate Mac's, so I use a PC. Maybe that is the distinguishing difference.