Did you use Premiere Elements Video Importer to download the file from your camcorder? That's usually best.
You should also ensure your Premiere Elements project is set up with the right project setting (AVCHD 1920x1080 or AVCHD 1440x1080, which is appropriate for your cam) and (very important) 5.1 audio.
Just checking.. By Organizer, do you mean the standalone Organizer application? (The one that launches when Organizer button is clicked in Premiere Elements 9). And where are you playing the file from?
What happens when you bring it to timeline? In fact I would suggest you bring ONLY the problematic clip to timeline, that most likely will bring up a dialog that says that there is a mismatch in the project settings and the clip. Click on "Yes" on this dialog. That will ensure that you are in the right project.
Please let us know what happens when the clip on timeline is played back after this.. Hopefully nothing weird.
I imported a new clip from my video camera, still no audio in Organizer(yes the standalone before I even get into Premiere itself).
If I think click "Edit in Premiere" and set up a project, then play the clip, the audio plays fine.
This goes for all of my mts files, which I have tons of. Because of that Organizer is a key feature for me and may unfortunately have to look elsewhere.
Although the trial of the program is "fully functional", there are elements in the program, provided by third parties, which are not.
When the program is registered and activated, these elements will automatically validate and activate by connecting to their providers over the internet.
Apparently this is one of those features that doesn't fully work on the trial.
I need to semi hijack this thread. I was directed over here from the Photoshop Elements forum as I'm having the same issue - no audio when playing MTS files in the organizer. Do Photoshop and Premiere share the same organizer?
And, I only have PSE9, I did not buy Premiere Elements 9. Does this mean I have no chance of getting audio with MTS files in the organizer?
I get audio when I play the files in Windows Media Player and on the camera themselves. PSE9 is the lone holdout.
1) Make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime.
2) Make sure that, if your computer uses RealTek audio drivers, you've downloaded the latest froom the RealTek site
3) Make sure you've set up your Premiere Elements project with specs that match your camcorder
4) Use Premiere Elements' Get Media tool to get the video from your camcorder to your computer
And, if all of that fails"
Go to Premiere Elements Edit/Preferences (or just Preferences on the Mac) and check to ensure the Audio Mapping screen is properly set up.
Then go to the Audio Hardware preferences, click the ASIO Settings button and make sure these preferences are properly set up.
99% of the time, the problem is with the system configuration, not the program itself. Otherwise every MTS file would fail on every computer -- which is not the case.
I had exactly the same problem. I can confirm that you should be able to
play MTS files in Adobe Elements organizer (and do not need Premier
I spent a month trying different things with the Adobe support (their final
solution I've included below). It all got a bit complicated (user accounts,
new catalogs etc) so I took the easy way out and did the following:
Backed up all my photo's / movies and docs.
Did a clean install of Windows.
Installed AC3 Filter (http://ac3filter.net/projects/ac3filter/releases)
Installed Photoshop Elements
And it worked.
From Adobe support:
Make sure you have the most recent version off AC3Filter installed.
Also make sure you do not have any conflicting AC3 codecs installed.
If you do not have any codec packs, you may have to remove the video
editing software that came with the camera.
Create a new user account.
To create a local administrator account:
1. Choose Start, right-click Computer, and select Manage.
2. Expand Local Users and Groups, right-click Users, and then select
3. Enter a User Name, Full Name, and Password.
4. Deselect the User Must Change Password at Next Logon option and
select the Password Never Expires option.
5. Click Create then click Close.
6. Right-click the user account name and choose Properties.
7. On the Member Of tab, click Add.
8. Type Administrators and click OK.
9. Click OK and close Computer Management