No doubt this is something silly. I am a complete novice to Adobe Premiere 6.5.
I am creating a new project. Clips coming in are Xvid encoded .avis, rez of 1152x864. My project settings are just a modified Video For Windows:
Compressor: Xvid MPEG-4
Frame Size: 800 x 600
Frame Rate: 30
Field Settings: No Fields
The avis play correctly in the clip window, but when I drag them to the timeline and attempt to preview, all I get is a black screen in the Monitor window. Rendering the work area results in the same. It plays fine in the mini window part of the Project Window.
I'm sure there is just a setting I have not ticked correctly...any ideas?