For what its worth. I shot some DV 720x480 in 4:3 and 16:9 with my little DV camera and imported footage into my Avid MC. I repeated my earlier - posted steps and when I created and opened up the project in Ppro, this time not only did the sequence and files open up but my footage was on the timeline and I was able to play it without having to link to my Avid Media files!
When I tried before, all my footage was originated on BetaSP and DigiBeta at NTSC 720x486. Cannot Ppro bring in NTSC 720x486 or does it have to be NTSC DV 720x480
As I mentioned before I am a newbie to Ppro. When I created a new project and brought my 16:9 footage in, the source monitor is 16:9 but my sequence is in 4:3. In the Program Monitor I can click and hold the frame and move the 16:9 around within the 4:3 frame. Why is it not letting me see the full 16:9 frame. I created the project in 16:9. Any suggestions? Thanks
My guess here is that Premiere just can't wok with the Avid created MXF files. MXF support, I suspect, is limited to those files created by a P2 camera.
For this particular project, you may have to finish in Avid.
P2 and DV 720 x 480 works but for some reason NTSC 720 x 486 won't. I'll just bite the bullet for past projects and just use what works from now on. I think I will try my luck with Automatic Duck.