I am using Windows Media Center and the OS is Windows 7. These recordings are on the hard drive of my PC. The file extension is .mtv (windows recorded TV)
Premiere Elements can not work with that format of video. You'll need to convert it to a more standard camcorder format or edit it in a program (possibly Windows MovieMaker) that can work with that format.
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See HERE for a list of Supported File Formats, to convert to. The ultimate is DV-AVI Type II w/ 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV Audio. That is a very specific format/CODEC, and should Import and edit easily and beautifully.
Thank you for your answer. I'm not sure what you meant by "See HERE.....". I tried clicking on HERE but nothing happened. I had already looked on the Adobe web site and found under "Home/Using Adobe Premiere Elements 10/Importing and adding media" a list of supported video formats. That list does not include the format you listed as the ultimate, although the list does contain AVI Movie (.avi).
Could you suggest how I would go about converting the .wtv format files I have to a different format? I am new to doing video recording/editing, so have no idea of how that is done.
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