Try again withour anything Matrox.
I just had a simlar problem but thankfully it was easier to fix. I imported a 40 second MPG2 file and got a few green frames at the very beginning of the imported file. Since I had created the MPG2 file using Ulead's X2, I know there were no such frames in the file ( an none appear on playback but each time I try to import it into CS4, they show up ). In my case it was easy enough to remove the frames but it was the first time I have encountered such an issue.
I tried using it in a clean project (not Matrox AVI nor Matrox DV) and the result is the same, even disabling the task tray Matrox preview for hardware rendering. I believe that this could be caused by some Matrox "layer", but how can I be assured that the RTX2 doesn't "touch" the rendering for the preview?
I am felling a bit tied up because I cannot just disable or remove the RTX2 because I do DV capturing and realtime videoediting besides this MPEG2 format.
Here are the properties of those movie clips
It may be something related to the MPEG source. Did you try with AVI from your DV camcorder?
Yes I did, there's no problem with any Matrox project and workflow or AVI source (with codecs that are understood by Premiere). The problem resides in those MPG Files (in this case their render), because I get the audio but not the video as it should.
Want me to upload an example?
Thank you again for the help
What codec is use inside that wrapper?
No green blocks or any other problems in that MPEG file. At least not here.
no green here either, and nothing apparently corrupt in AE. so it does look like a display issue at your end.
Funny though that it affects not only your program monitor, but also your preview chip!
Any chance of trying this clip on a machine with PP but NOT matrox??
It played fine in G-Spot and in PrPro 2.0 also.
Three of us not having problems on widely divergent systems and even with different versions of PR, apart from the OP with Matrox suggests a rereading of # 1, which a lot of people forget to read anyway...
Sorry for not giving any feedback this past month, but after struggling with this issue, I found the following:
1. With a (completely) new workstation (Corei5 with 8Gb RAM / Win7 64bit) the result is THE SAME.
2. point 1 lead me to the following conclusion: it has nothing to do with the Matrox (their hardware, driver or overlay) since this machine hasn't had any contact with them.
3. It had to be something related with MPEG decompression inside a CLEAN Premiere CS4 install, so, I got my hands in a trial from MainConcept's codec for Premiere (MainConcept™ MPEG Pro™ HD 4 Plug-in for Adobe® Premiere® Pro v4.1.1) which appeard in Mr. Millaard GSpot output, and the result was the expected: no blocks, clean decompression.
4. So, this leads me to another question: What are the REAL MPEG2 specs that Adobe Premiers CS4 natively deal with? I tried setting the MPEG2 captured (in the capture station) from program stream to transport stream and the results were both far from working well inside Premiere if MainConcept MPEG Pro was unavailable.
5. Bottom line and final question: I must pay another 150USD to edit MPEG2 files which Adobe states that they can do it by themselves, right?
Thank you again all for the time spent with this (unfortunate) issue.
I tried setting the MPEG2 captured (in the capture station) from program stream to transport stream and the results were both far from working well inside Premiere if MainConcept MPEG Pro was unavailable.
Please define "working well". Are the green blocks gone? I tried your clip here, and I got no green blocks but I also got no audio. The audio was also flat-lined in Soundbooth.
No green and no audio.
You need to interprete the footage to dv standard and upper field. Premiere does not interprete the clip correct.
If the clip is interprete right and the sequence is set accordently you will have a yellow line in the timeline instead of the red one.
Import the clip in a non Matrox project.
No Jeff, no green blocks nor in timeline preview, neither in the player window.
Sound is really another issue, I still haven't figured out the sound problem (since outside Premiere everything seems fine (I can listen to it) and the Adobe's properties box correctly reports 48000Hz 16bit Stereo. Curiously, if I append a 5min video block (same settings) the Audio Master Meters report sond presence, despite I can't ear it.
The project was set as Standard DV Upper field ...etc, without Matrox (first in a workstation with a RTX2, and then in a new workstation without any Matrox software or hardware.
My only doubt now resides in if MainConcept's plug-in is mandatory, because what Premiere state as "native" editing does not include this "type" of MPEG2 files.
Thank you and regards
if I append a 5min video block (same settings) the Audio Master Meters report sond presence, despite I can't ear it.
Seeing the Audio Waveform in PrPro, but not being able to hear it, sounds like an Audio setting in PrPro. This ARTICLE, while very general, might give you some tips on settings to track down. If you have already done these - just ignore.