Do you have any 3rd-party hardware installed (AJA, BlackMagic, etc.)?
Did you use Premiere's capture facility or did you use other software to capture?
You said you have presets; what are the details of the preset you used to capture?
lol, that quite possibly could be the answer. I am a MAC person but our organization was trained on Premiere Pro on a PC and when I had a chance to work on Final Cut I didn't like nearly as much, particulary with the organization end of Final Cut then Adobe came out with Premiere for a MAC and I was a happy clam. Most of us trained on Premiere are MAC people it was easier to buy a new mac with premiere and retrain a lot of people on final cut.
There is no 3rd party hardware installed on it and yes I used Premiere's capture facility.
The preset for Premiere project is DV NTSC Widescreen 720x480 and the capture is set up for DV/HDV (only option) NTSC Canon standard camera.
If I had this issue from the start it would be different than it just randomly happening. The footage is recorded the same way and each time I get the 873x480 eventually I get it to capture the proper 720x480 after several tries or shutting down and starting a new project or shutting down and opening the same project. Very strange and annoying
Also is anyone else having an issue with Premiere Crashing, OFTEN. I've had way more crashes with CS5 than I have with CS 3 or CS 2, both of which were on a PC, is it because it is a new version or because it is on a MAC? It just crashed on me and I wasn't even using it, a project was open but no one was using the computer for anything, I just walked back to it and it said it crashed. Very annoying and time waster.
Tried the usual maintenance run(run scripts, repair and verify disks)? trash prefs? (Jobs forbid)clean wipe and install of everything?
reminds me of when I used to capture in Premier Pro 2(PC) and I'd accidentally hit the 'A' key(I think) and it would come over without audio..... and I'd rage.