I'm having a weird problem with Premiere4.2 and Perception-converted
AVI's that I would guess anyone else using Premiere to edit their LW
output would also have run into, though I don't find any previous
postings on it. I've spent most of a day trying various
configurations and running tests to pin it down, but haven't found the
The problem is that Premiere doesn't see the last frame of an AVI file
exported from the PVR. If I have a 10-frame animation on the PVR and
convert it through the PVD-to-AVI utility, then import into Premiere,
it thinks it's 9 frames long, with the last frame missing. If I drag
it onto the timeline, it shows as 9 frames long and there's no way to
extend the clip to get that 10th frame.
The frame is still there, since if I drag the slider in the clip
window all the way over to the right, it shows up. But if I click on
the "next frame" button in the clip control, it pops back to the 9th
frame. It's like the pointers are screwy.
Viewing the same AVI file using MediaPlayer shows it just fine.
If I generate an AVI directly from Lightwave and import it as a clip,
all the frames show up normally, so the problem appears to be some
kind of incompatibility between the way the PVR generates AVI's and
the way Premiere imports clips. I know I can work around this by
copy-pasting the last frame in a PVR directory before exporting, so
that to get a 10-frame animation I create an 11-frame one, but that
seems kind of ridiculous.
Would anyone be willing try this out and let me know if it happens to
Three Worlds Video Media