Here is another example of a still that I imported.
Another strange thing is that if I click on the image in the Program Monitor, it will bring up a "bounding box" around it and the pink overlay goes away. If I drag the image off to the left, I can see more of the correct, original image behind it on the right, though it has been moved a bit to the left as well. Here's an example of me doing that with some video.
And here's what happens when I click on the image in the Program Monitor:
Okay, another interesting note is that I can take this video and export it to an .avi and there's no sign of the colored overlay. It appears to be related strictly to the Program Monitor. I haven't changed any settings from the default. I can't imagine it being a hardware issue as it works just fine in the source monitor. This has got to be the simplest thing and I'm just missing it. Please, I'd really love to fix this very annoying issue. Thanks.
Strange behaviour indeed.
I'd start by updating your video driver, and also checking the settings therein.
Looks to me like an overlay issue rather than a Premiere one.
See here also: http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/3/891515
Check your output. (Top right button in the Program Monitor controls.) Make sure it's set to Composite.
Wow, amazing! God bless you, Matt Petersen. I have never seen, in 10 years of IT, a video driver causing such strange behavior! I simply went to Dell's web site, found the updated driver, installed it, rebooted, and everything started working perfectly! The post that you directed me to was perfect; it exactly fit the bill. I really can't thank you enough. I happen to be a network engineer and that is my expertise. If you ever need any network related help, I'd consider it an honor to assist you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am having the exact same problem with the pinkish pastel overlay. I am running windows 7 64bit on a Dell Studio with a core duo and 4 gig of ram. This is a farily fresh install of windows 7, along with premiere pro cs4. I have little else installed. I loaded CS4 for the first time on this laptop about a week ago and have been troubleshooting this problem since.
I went to the Intel page and loaded the lastest drivers for the Mobile Intel 965 Express chip set. No change in the problem. This overlay is shown on all images in the Program Monitor. If I double click on the program monitor image (to implement a move, etc) the pastel overlay disappears until I am done with the move or size, etc... then it returns.
I am traveling and have my laptop along to try to work on a customer project ---- which is due very soon. Any help you might be able to give would be greatly apprciated.
All I can tell you is that I updated my viedo driver and the problem disappeared. Please be aware that the problem ONLY exists in Premiere Pro and NOT in the output. If you export to AVI or DVD or something, the problem does not exist. If the most recent video driver that you have does not fix the problem then I see no other solution than to wait for an update and do most of your work on your desktop, or ignor the pink overlay knowing that the output will be unaffected. Sorry, I know how irritating this problem is. I wish you luck.
I had the exact problem and finally found an answer.
I'm running Windows 7 and have the Mobile Intel 965 express chipset also. The machine is a HP Pavillion 6560US. After reading a million different posts on the issue, the one that worked for me was to disable the GPU.
In the preferences, untick "Enable GPU playback". Now the colours are correct. It may be a little jerkier and slower, but at least I can see what I'm working with now.
I hope that helps.