does this mean I cant use the cs5 mercury playback engine ?
Trial version and MPEG based source material?
First read the FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/2786707
Second, some reading and questions
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with ALL OF THE DETAILS asked for in the FINALLY section, the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link... most especially the codec used... see Question 1
Welcome to the forum.
Can you give the full details of your AV files, your source footage? There could well be something there.
Thanks guys for your info.
No, my Premiere pro is not trial software.
Initially I thought the problem was the AVI i was using. It is footage captured from 'RFactor' using FRAPS. (Screen capture)
I then ran the footage through Virtual Dub as was sugested on another forum. Then i tried some demo footage from Windows 7 ( a WMV File ).
I even tried exporting the footage from premiere and re-importing it. And finally some .mov files.
Same result with all types of footage.
Im running Windows 7 64bit Home Edition.
My system is an Intel Quad Core 2.8 with 4 gig of ram
The system has 2 graphics Cards, the primary card is the ATI 4850, the secondary that runs a 3rd monitor is a NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT.
The primary card runs the main 20inch Widescreen Dell Monitor and 1 17 inch Dell, while the secondary card runs the third 17inch Dell monitor.
Previously I was using Premiere Pro CS3 and had no issue using video captured by fraps ( apart from loss of audio )
I will work my way through the info provided and see if I can solve the issue.
PS: Not sure why but when i logged in today I was prompted to change my user name, so I am the same user that origonally posted.
As suggested in the trouble shooting guide, I disconected the 2 extra monitors leaving the primary monitor.
And SHAZAM !!! It is now working. So Im guessing the secondary card may be the issue?
Or is there something im missing in the premiere pro setup that helps with multimonitor support ?
Tried with the 2 monitors connected to the primary card and works fine so the 3rd monitor on the NVIDIA card is definately the issue.
Im guessing I will need to get another ATI card to solve the problem?
The video windows (source/program monitor windows) need to be on the primary graphic card's output.
Yes, the entire premiere interface is on the primary monitor / card. Nothing is displayed on either secondary monitors.
It seems to be just the fact that the secondary monitor on the secondary card is activated that it causes the problem.
Going back to the FRAPS footage, I would strongly suggest doing a Search on this forum for "FRAPS." There are two good long threads on that footage, and I'd guess from about 1 year ago. One of the best had some neat flight-sim shots, but they were finally removed from the OP's site, so only the placeholders are still in the thread. Much good discussion on the FRAPS stuff. If needed, you can filter on People and use "Bill Hunt," as I posted to most of those, but mainly just read 'em.
As for your log-in, see many similar articles in the Forum Comments Forum.