I took a Hi8 video and burned it to a DVD using a Panasonic DVD recorder---that is used to play DVD's on a TV. I hit PLAY on the video tape and record on the DVD recorder. Now I have a DVD with the content on it. It plays back FINE on the DVD player and thru windows media player. When I try to "Get Media" using Elements 10, I get nothing. The DVD shows 6 scenes with an "hour glass" for each one, and the files end with ".OVI". When I hit "get media" on the bottom right, it just locks up.
I have tried this on both of my computers with the same results.
Do I need to get a specific codec, or change the format of the dvd before trying to add into Elements?
FYI, I have had NO problems downloading any other DVD's from newer video cameras using Elements 10.
Moving to the Premiere Elements forum.
Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, most DVR devices do not create 100% DVD-compliant discs, and especially the first VOB, as they use non-standard nagivation, and a rudimentary menu system. This gives NLE (Non Linear Editor) programs, such as PrE problems. See this ARTICLE for more detail, and also tips on ripping those non-standard VOB's.
This will most likely not be a CODEC issue, as PrE installs the Adobe MainConcept MPEG-2 CODEC, which is the standard for DVD-Video/VOB's.
PS - things would be best, and especially quality wise, if you were to Capture from your Hi8 tapes. This ARTICLE goes into more detail.