Right-click the Program Monitor > Playback Resolution > Full
Doesn't work. anything else that i can do?
Can you give us some of the specs of your machine? mp4 files are generally very resource intensive to play back and edit, and it could be that it's simply taxing your machine so much that you can't see good smooth video.
Does the distortion show up in a final encoded file? If not, then it's definitely a problem with your machine's resources being too low for the type of work you're doing. If it does show up in the final encoded file, then you may have a different issue with your source footage.
I think I have the same issue. I'm using Premiere CS4
When I view/play the raw .mp4 file everything is normal. When I add a clip to the bin and preview it, it has a distortion or black blob-looking thing that appears on the right-side of screen for a couple secs and then goes away. 5 secs later, it repeats. I didn't even render or start to add things to the timeline yet.
Right click on your clip viewer and change your playback resolution to
I found this forum thru a Google search, I had no idea there was a separate one for CS4, my bad.
Yes, the Playback in the Source Monitor is/was at the highest quality, no draft mode. Also the tiny video at the top left above the bin shows the same thing at the same locations.
I created a quick timeline/sequence and the blobs are still there just like the preview.
Also exported the timeline/sequence and the distortions/blobs are still in there.
Thanks for your patience.
Not a problem; not scolding, just suggesting that users there might be of more help, since CS5/CS5.5 is a whole different animal than CS4.
I suspect that, if setting playback to full resolution didn't help, there's not much you can do with these files as they are. You'll have to convert them to something else. Does the break up appear when you step through the video frame by frame? If not, you could use AME to convert these to something else, which will then let you edit a little more effectively in Premiere Pro.
EDIT: Sorry, missed that you said that exporting retained the blobs. In light of that, you'll have to look at a third-party converter to flip these. MPEG Streamclip for Windows might work.
using "full resolution" didn't help, I get the same distortion.
I am a bit puzzled by the following:
1. VLC playes the file with no problem
2. Adobe gets stuck for a few seconds sometimes after I've added the file.
3. I have no problem with other MP4 files.
I had the same problem, and discovered it had to do with the framerate. My material was shot in 30fps, and settings (1280x720) in CS5 are 29,97. I used Formatfactory to create mp4 (29.97), imported that into CS5 and my footage looks good and ready to edit.