First the questions:
1.) What is the source video, and how did you get it onto your computer and into PrE?
2.) When this source video is on the Timeline, is there a red, or a green bar above the Clips? If red, hit the Enter key to Render it for playback.
3.) Can you tell us a bit more about your computer? The CPU and also your I/O sub-system, i.e. the HDD's, their size, speed, free space, controller type and how you have them allocated, would be useful.
My first guess is that the footage needs to be Rendered, but there could be other things, as well.
Good luck, and let us know about the footage, and your computer,
This is aimed at Premiere Pro, but may help
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Many of the ideas at the next link are generic enough they have helped some Non-Premiere users fix problems
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
- Did you render the image in PRE? If you have red lines above the track press enter. PRE will render and the line goes green.
- If your monitor is an old school CRT then set your refresh rate as high as the monitor can take.
- If your monitor is LCD make sure that your display settings are set to the native resolution of the monitor. i.e. if your monitor manual says it is 1600x1200 then make sure your display resolution is also 1600x1200.
- Have you got any other electronics close to your monitor that could be interfering. Try turning them off.
Also note that the preview monitor takes less pixels than your actual image (unless you set magnification to 100%). So there is going to be some adjustment by PRE when displaying.
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Thanks every one. My computer with PE7 is at home so I'll try and let you know more when I get there. Hunt- The video footage was already on my computer from my sony download software before I got PE7.
Let you know more tonight.
The video footage was already on my computer from my sony download software before I got PE7.
When you get back to your computer, run one of these Clips through G-Spot, and let us know all about it. Also, please let us know what Project Preset you chose, when you were at New Project. This Preset should match your Sony's footage 100%.
Good luck, and we'll be looking for the info.
I ran render work area under timeline and everything is fine. My Bad.
Good news. Glad that Render is working for you. What can happen is that one sets the WAB (Work Area Bar) to a smaller portion of the Timeline, and then some things, like Render and Export/Share (if Work Area is selected), do not seem to work right.
If the WAB has been adjusted, just hit the \ [Backslash] key to zoom to the full Timeline and then find the little "block" in the middle of the WAB. Click on it to expand the WAB to the full Timeline.