Okay, here's the story:
I've got 2 Computers - my AVID System and my new Premiere Pro System (that I hate already!)
I exported 2 QT file from AVID Express.
1. a QT .mov file with avid dv codec
2. a QT .mov file animation uncompressed
I Installed QT PLAYER and the AVID Codecs on my new PP Computer and tried to import both files into PP CS4 (Vers. 4.2.1)
Both files were imported, Audio was okay, but video appeard black.
I deinstalled PP and installed version 4.0 from the original DVDs. I imported the videos again and:
Video 1 (AVID codec) imported fine and video was there!
Video 2 QT uncompressed didn't import! Still Audio but a black video!
Then I updated to PP 4.2.1 and now both videos have the same problem again. Just sound and a black video...
I need at least to be able to open an uncomressed QT .mov
Hmm, I don't seem to have that problem and I have Avid and Premiere Pro on the same Mac laptop.
Couple of things to try - most of which I'm sure you've already done.
I think that adjusting to any new NLE takes some time: For example, I find Avid somewhat frustrating by it's modality, but obviously it's a great editor nonetheless. There are a lot of free tutorials that you can explore at Adobe TV among others.
Hope this helps,
Thank you so much Dennis!
The answer to the problem was:
AVID did add an alpha channel to my files! So the video appeared black - no idea why a an alpha is black and not transparent.. .
Right click on the imported file in PP and changing the setting was the solution. Just click ignore alpha and there was the video... Oh lord...