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EPS files are highly problematic, as can be AI files.
I always Place these into an Image in PS, and then do a Save_As PSD, to be Imported into PrPro.That has always worked 100%, and the quality of the Rasterization has been better.
Now, CS5 does some things better than earlier versions, like Scaling Still Images, but it'll probably take a comment from Todd, or Jeremy to clarify if CS5 has greatly improved Rasterization.
Thanks Bill, appreciate your thoughts and I'll give the PSD's a try.
It's not so much a rasterization issue (as it seems to be rasterizing quite well), but rather the fact that Premiere seems to be swapping the source files at random.
I did try it with JPG's and experienced the same 'swapping' issue... perhaps PSD's will solve this though?
There is a bug in Premiere that causes certain image files (so far, I've only heard of and encountered JPGs--first I've heard of EPS suffering this) to take on the identity of some other image file in your project. It's got something to do with the header data in the files being written or read wrong. The solution has typically been to open the files in Photoshop and resave them; sounds like creating PSDs of your EPS files would be a good step.
One reason that we have probably not heard of EPS issues is that they are being pretty much phased out, though there are still a lot of them out there.
Colin and Bill,
Thank you very much for your thoughts and help. I re-saved the EPS files as separate PSD's and re-imported them and it seems PrPro has sorted out the confused header information.
Thanks again, much appreciated!
Great news, and thanks for taking the time to report.
Glad that it worked, and good luck,