Hi All -
I'm using Premiere Pro CS 4, and just getting started learning the ins and outs of the new production equipment purchased by our department. We have a Canon VIXIA HFS100 tapeless format HD camera and now Premiere Pro CS 4. I've worked a little with FCP before, but this is my first to video production with Adobe software.
I've created a new Project and imported the AVCHD files into the project folder. Here is where my problem arises: during play back, the video playback is strange. There seems to be slight frame-tearing, or pixelization or something (I apologize, I don't have much knowledge for terms, etc). It's just that we shot it at 12Mbps and I assumed it would be great quality.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I've deduced that it could either be a compression issue (not that I compressed the files or anything), a mishandled codec, or maybe just a function of Premiere to "quick preview" the clips (ie upon export it would be a much better quality).
Thanks for any help!
AVCHD requires an "extreme" computer to edit... such as an Intel i7
What may help is to convert AVCHD to HDV http://forums.adobe.com/thread/390605?tstart=0
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with the DETAILS asked for in the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link
More likely is the hardware does not have the muscle to handle that material. Around minimum requirements are an overclocked i7 with at least 6 GB of RAM and three physical SATA 7200 disks. Do you meet these requirements?