Would it be too much to ask for ACCURATE details on your system?
I am using Premiere Pro CS4 on Windows 7 64 bit.
Operating System: Windows NT
So what is it? NT or 7?
System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:10, Stepping:5 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2
So which CPU? Since SSE 3, 3S, 4.1 and 4.2 are missing it is not very recent.
Your video driver is out of date. 8.712.0 would be recent.
Welcome to the forum.
I am wondering if you are doing New Project with the proper Preset.
To be able to alter the attributes of a Preset, you need to choose the Desktop Preset. That will get you dialog screens, were you CAN adjust Frame Size, FPS, etc. Other Presets are fixed, in that you cannot make any such changes.
Can you confirm that you have first chosen the Desktop Preset?
Thanks for the reply.....
The information that I offered about the system is what Photoshop offers when you click for 'System info'....I just copied and pasted.
The system is Windows 7 64 bit with all current updates as of yesterday.
My cpu is an Intel i7 950 processor....quad core on a X58 extreme motherboard.
I'll double check the video driver, though that seems to be no problem at this point....
Thanks for your response and welcome, Bill!
Unfortunately, when starting a new project it won't let me make a selection for the presets most of the time. I've tried it a number of times and on about 4 out of 5 times, it doesn't allow me to change what comes up 'pre-selected'....which is not what I wanted, of course!
Also, the projects that were working last weekend and produced working DVDs are not functional now with the same issues... as I try to make any changes, either I am unable to make selections in most menus other than the default and when I drag resources to the timeline, it zooms to supersize within the confines of its window. (when I use the scroll bar to the right of the audio or video, then the size returns to normal)
I've been working in Premiere for just under 2 years so I'm fairly familiar with at least the basics. Just can't figure what happened between last weekend when I was bragging about the speed and smoothness of CS4 on my new system to this!
From the Preset drop-down, choose Desktop.
Now, you should have something like More, Next, Options or Advanced (just not sure of the syntax), that will get you a dialog screen, allowing one to change the attributes. The name "Desktop" is not highly intuitive, but has been around a long time. In real-world terms, Desktop = Custom.
No other Preset will allow you to make attribute changes, so you will need Desktop.
Thanks for the good wishes....apparently, I'll be needing them!
My problems begin before I ever get to the general tab where I can select 'desktop'.....though I did find a way to get there and select that, but no change....
When I boot Premiere, I get the first screen....select new project....the next screen....unless I change the name given when it comes up as selected, I cannot get back there. I'm pretty much allowed 1 working mouse click then I'm left with accepting presets and having to select those with the enter key. The only thing the mouse can select is the close window red x! I've even gone so far as abandoning the wireless mouse and using a corded mouse in case it was a driver issue with Premiere.
Obviously, something is configured in way someplace that is not to Premiere Pros liking!
thanks for the quick additional suggestion!
By chance, do you have Window Blinds installed? Earlier version of that caused some very odd button behavior and the loss of most buttons on dialog screens.
Otherwise, I am not sure what is going on with your installation, but I would do a Repair Install, were I experiencing similar, as something seems to be "smurfed."