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Image distortion of .MTS files?

New Here ,
Mar 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017

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I've imported some .MTS files (shot on a Canon C300) using the media browser in Premiere Pro CC- and when I play the clips in Premiere, the image is distorted- it looks kind of wavy and flickery. However, when I open the same files in QT on the Desktop and play them, they look just fine. So obviously nothing is wrong with the files themselves, but something is happening to them when I bring the into Premiere. This is super weird because I've imported AVCHD footage from a Canon C300 many times and never had this happen before. Any ideas?

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Mar 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017

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Delete, clean out media cache and try again.

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Apr 11, 2017 Apr 11, 2017

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Hi eyb1717,

Which version of Premiere Pro CC exactly? FAQ: How to find the exact version of Premiere Pro you're using?

Which OS are you on?

Are you playing the clips in the Source Monitor? What's the resolution you're playing at?

Thanks,

Rameez

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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This is exactly the same problem that I am trying to solve 4 years later. I can't believe that 1) Adobe has not addressed this, and 2) that there is no suitable answer here!

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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WMT2. What's going on? You have tried importing AVCHD footage and what happens? Which OS and version of Premiere Pro are you on?

 

AVCHD footage is becoming obsolete. It has certain components that are only supported on current versions of Premiere Pro and updated OS versions. 

Thanks,
Kevin

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New Here ,
Jun 12, 2021 Jun 12, 2021

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Hi, Kevin. 

 

Thank you for your reply. I'm using a Surface Pro V, Windows 10 20H2 19042.1052; Adobe Premiere Pro V14.0

 

Videos from AVCHD brought into Premiere Pro will Watutsi on the screen during preview (even with the following work around). And will continue to Watutsi in the final output, unless this fix is applied The work around is to go to Project Settings > General > Renderer > Mercury Playback Engine software only. This problem has existed for a long time and has yet to be addressed in an update.

 

This is similar to the problem of reducing videos or pictures to 50% or less. They distort. There are two work arounds: 1) change the size using different proportions for height and width, or 2) Use square pixels. The latter usually causes other problems, so the first is the go-to. But this is a problem when using a manual zoom in the edit window.

 

These two problems have been on the forum for years, but have never been fixed properly.

 

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