Oh, by the way, I don't want to recompress or reformat the files if I can help it. I want to work with the original video files. I have a work around where I convert the files to DVC Pro files but it is annoying I have to do this...
I have had a similar problem with Media Encoder and decided to reinstall. Now it is broken again so that every time I send something to Media Encoder it works, but when the queue runs it gives an error saying the source file is missing. It shows the source files as being temporary cache files that I assume have been deleted. Haven't run into the other issues yet. As always of late, Adobe's stuff is kinda flakey, and the support is not great... Oh and they are now want money for minor updates and fixes too. Hmmm. Not a happy customer.
Sorry for your troubles.
Pr 5.5.2 is still a bit persnickety for me on 10.6.8, but overall, it's still faster than FCP7 and MC6, and overall pretty dependable. Imports and plays AVI files just fine.
Lion still isn't ready for prime time, from what I've seen. Like all Mac OS releases, it probably won't be until 10.7.6 or so. And that may never happen, becuase 10.8 is purported to be just around the corner.
So, my advice is, if possible, go back to what works, 10.6.8.
Thanks, but Lion has been out for 6 months, and I can't wait any longer to upgrade because of other apps. Adobe should have resolved any issues by now i'd say. I am also on cs5 not cs5.5 (which should have been free), so I am not sure if 5.5 would fix my problem. I wish Adobe products were still as solid as they used to be (Premiere and Photoshop user since around version 2.0), but I'm glad they brought Premiere back to the Mac because I really do like it better than Final Cut. If I am able to get it to work I will post again.