I'll start from the start....the mov. files from my Canon 7D were impossible to edit natively, on ANY editor. So I spend £100 on Neoscene by Cineform to fix the issue. Neoscene works nicely with Vegas, then I move to Premiere for reasons, and premiere hates cineform!
Anyway it was kind of editable, never was a smooth or pleasant experience.
Anyway I was waiting for CS5 to come out, hoping they'd make premiere work with neoscene a bit better. So I got the trial today, whacked a few cineform avi. files into a sequence, and it was jagged as hell. Worse than CS4. THATS IT! I'M BUYING FINAL CUT is what I first thought.
Anyway I thought just before closing premiere, I'll see what happens with the native mov. footage. I was expecting premiere to fall on it's knees or something.
Low and behold, it plays the native footage completely smooth! To be honest I was pretty darn suprised, I'm not sure if its some tweaks they've been doing. Or whether this new playback engine even works on my system, or whether it's the ability to reduce the playback resolution a bit, but somehow adobe have worked wonders with SOMETHING. It's quite an feat to play those heft h.264 files back nice and smooth, even with effects and cross dissolves its fine.
One annoying thing though.... one quite annoying thing. I bought Cineform, for it to hardly work on CS4, and work even worse on CS5. Total waste of money.
So people, I think the days of wrapping files like that is coming to an end... and neoscene with adobe certainly is now a useless combination!
Have fun with CS5 guys!