Slight trouble with rendering MTS clips

Hi,

Ok, I place an .MTS clip in a project and create a proxy. Drag to timeline and just render the clip to an mp4 variety. When I play the rendered clip, the first seven frames are light grey, during the next three frames, the grey dissolves in blocks over the top of the video clip which then plays correctly.

I'm sure I've seen this happen before but I can't remember when.

Oh, and if you understand any of that you're someone to be admired.

using:-
kdenlive 0.8.3+git20120418.e482c50f-0ubuntu0~sunab~maverick1
mlt 0.7.9+git20120411.14c5abc7-0ubuntu0~sunab~maverick1

Forums:

ffmpeg support for interlaced h264 can be a bit flaky assuming that's what's in your MTS?. You could try remuxing into a matroska container with mkvGUI / mkvmerge available in many distros and see if that helps.