Cease & desist. If you have a CS3 edited project you are not able to import this into CS4 without experiencing serious errors and 'strange behaviours'. If you've started your project in CS3, finish the project in CS3.
Hmmm...well it definitely appears that way. However, I don't understand why I shouldn't be able to simply import the AVI files that I captured in CS3 (PC) into CS4 (Mac). I don't even need anything else from the CS3 project - just the raw video. It's almost as though CS4 doesn't have the proper codec to use that same video and thus has to render it. Is that a possibility? Why would CS3 on my Mac be able to import that AVI footage and not have to render it, but not CS4?
Well, first Rendering is just for smooth playback, and is usually not necessary.
Now, if the DV-AVI's are showing a need to Render (for smooth playback), there must be a mis-match someplace. In CS4, what are the exact Sequence Presets chosen, Frame Size, Frame Rate, PAR, everything? Next, what does the Properties Panel tell you about those DV-AVI Clips?
Bill, thanks for your response. Sorry for the delay in getting back. The mis-match is precisely what I'm trying to figure out and fix. My sequence presets are as follows:
Editing Mode: Quicktime DV 24p
Timebase: 23.976 frames/second
Frame Size: 720 x 480 (16:9)
Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9
Fields: No Fields (Progressive Scan)
Display Format: 24fps Timecode
Sample Rate: 4800 Hz
Display Format: Audio Samples
Preview File Format: Quicktime DV 24p
Codec: DV/NTSC 24p
Max bit depth and Max render quality are NOT checked.
And the clip properties are as follows:
Type: AVI Movie
File Size: 642.8 MB
Image Size: 720 x 480
Pixel Depth: 24
Frame Rate: 29.97 (24p)
Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 16 bit - Stereo
Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
Total Duration: 00:02:57:16
Average Data Rate: 3.6 MB / second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.2121
Movie contains 1 video track(s), 1 audio track(s) and 0 timecode track(s).
There are 5330 frames with a duration of 1/29.97th.
Video track 1:
Duration is 0:02:57:16
Average frame rate is 29.98 fps
Video track 1 contains 1 type(s) of video data:
Video data block #1:
Frame Size = 720 x 480
Compressor = DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
Quality = Normal (3.00)
Temporal = Normal (3.00)
Not sure why the properties show that the clip is 29.97fps, becuase when I single click a clip it shows up as 23.976 up above. Any advice would be MUCH appreciated!
I still have no answer to this problem. Can anyone help me?