I have a windows Vista Ultimate Intel Core 2 CPU. 2.40 GHz, and a 4 Gigabyte RAM with a 32-bit operating system.
When I use Adobe Premiere Elements 9 (I like to call it APE 9 for short), I cannot use AVI format video files. Getting very annoying, as my camera only records in AVI.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
I believe that this is it.
Complete name : C:\Users\Joshua\Videos\Raw\MVI_5134.AVI
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 52.9 MiB
Duration : 27s 167ms
Overall bit rate : 16.3 Mbps
Mastered date : FRI OCT 07 18:29:38 2011
Writing application : CanonMVI03
A quick Google of CanonMVI03 indicates that your AVI may actually be MJPEG (motion jpeg) inside an AVI wrapper
If so, MJPEG edit with Morgan or MainConcept http://www.morgan-multimedia.com/
We list some options in the FAQs to the right of this forum.
Unless you have the XP version of Windows MovieMaker, MPEG Streamclip will do the best job.
Tools to Convert to DV-AVI http://forums.adobe.com/thread/415317?tstart=0
Convert your SD files to DV-AVI Type II with 48KHz 16-bit Audio
As well as the links just above, use Google to find conversion software
I have NOT used the products below, I only forward due to other mentions... so YMMV and all the usual disclaimers... check the links and read to find out if one of the products listed below will rip or convert the files you have to something you need for editing
$90 http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/ plus $5 Ship
$70 http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/index.html Converter
$40 http://www.deskshare.com/dmc.aspx Digital Media Converter
$00 http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html Multi-Converter <-- supposed to be very good
$00 http://www.flaskmpeg.net/download.php Mpeg to AVI Converter
$00 http://www.squared5.com/ MPEG Streamclip Converter
$00 http://www.virtualdub.org/ Mpeg to AVI Converter
Added... Steve beat me to an answer, and probably with a better answer as well
I will try converting it, but the thing that baffles me is that I have been able to edit these exact same file types with Adobe Premiere Elements 1, 2, 4, 7, and I even have edited them with 9 (until now). So, I have always been able to edit them with every version of Adobe Premiere Elements that I have ever had, And the only thing that I know has changed, is that after I started using Adobe Premiere Elements Organizer, then, this problem developed.
If you were able to edit MJPEG files before, but not now, then it is likely that the MJPEG CODEC has been removed, or is now corrupt.
This ARTICLE goes into more detail on MJPEG CODEC. Most likely, you have a copy of it on the utility disc, that came with the camera, but it might be included in editing software, or perhaps with the camera driver.