The good news is that you're using the perfect camcorder for interfacing with Premiere Elements, a tape based miniDV cam.
The bad news is that you captured over a USB connection.
If you capture your video over a DV connection, your video should import like a charm. In fact, you'll be able to do the capture right in Premiere Elements rather than having to do it with MovieMaker!
If that's not available, you'll need to convert the Type 1 AVI (which MovieMaker creates)to a Type 2 AVI. You can do that pretty simply -- though it is a pain to have to do it every time you capture video. Just download the free program Virtual Dub (from virtualdub.org), open your AVI in it and do a Save As to create a new AVI. The new AVI should load perfectly into Premiere Elements.
Though, if it were me, I'd spend $5 on a FireWire cable instead.
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I think i'll capture it again over a FireWire cable, can you recommend on a capturing software ?
(mine is Panasonic nv - gs180)
And also, most of my project is based on AVCHD 1080i video, yould you recommend me to convert the video also to type 2 avi ?
or maybe any other editing software ?
If you add a FireWire card/connection, you can Capture directly into PrE.
As you will be inserting 720 x 480 SD material into 1920 x 1080 HD Project, there WILL be a quality loss, as the SD material is up-rezzed, i.e. you will be creating a lot of pixels, where none exist.
Some users have found that Red Giant's Magic Bullet Instant HD does a good job at up-rezzing SD material, but some have not been satisfied. I would download and experiment with the trial: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/magic-bullet-instant-hd/
I suggest uninstalling K-Lite and reinstalling PRE to see if this makes any difference. Others have reported that some Codec packs replace the default codecs PRE expects.
You should be able to capture directly to PRE over USB using File> Get Media from> Files and Folders - although I go along with Steve, $15 should get you a FireWire card and cable and you'll be guaranteed the best quality input. e.g kit (card and cable) for £10.00.
If your camcorder settings allow you to select MTP mode for your USB connection you could import the clip using the Elements Organizer: File> Get Photos and Videos> From Camera or Card Reader. Your camcorder should show as a device. In my example both my DSLR (photo capability only) and my Compact (photo and video) show as valid camera devices over USB.
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I remember your reporting on that.
With Premiere Pro, FFDShow has messed many things up badly, but in your case (and several other users), it FIXED things. That gave me pause, as I had a very bad impression of FFDShow. Guess like some medications - it works for some, but kills others... Your experiences altered my normal comment - "get rid of FFDShow and really clean your system." I do not say that anymore, but do keep my distance from FFDShow, especially as I have several installations of Premiere Pro, and do not want to fritz those.