i am using the canon vixia hf10 camera. i upload the vids to premiere fine and whn they are on the right side and just under the "organize" spot they look fine. i drag them to the left into the timeline and they look horrible. they look all jumbled. They are all mixed up with a bunch of thick horizantal bars and i cant fix it. I have tried to check the boxes next to reverse field dominance and interlace consecutive frames,and it doesnt work. any ideas?
This sounds like a mismatch between your source footage, and your Project Preset.
If you do not know the full specs. of your source footage, you can use G-Spot, the free utility to get ALL of the details.
Please tell us the full specs. of your source footage. Next, tell us the exact specs., chosen when you did New Project. There is very likely a mismatch there, and it can easily be rectified.
Disable GPU Playback - Go to Edit->Preferences->General and uncheck a checkbox - the last one there (I think)
You would have to save, close and reopen the app to see the right colors..
Lemme know if this is not good..