Like AVIs, MOVs are just envelopes for your video files. What matters is the codec the file uses.
Like many snapshot still cameras, your camera saves its video in the MJPEG codec, a codec with Premiere Elements doesn't support.
Some people have found hacks that sort of make it work. But for the most part, it's best to edit this type of video with lower-end editors like Windows MovieMaker and iMovie.
But if you're determined to edit this video in Premiere Elements, you can try converting them to DV-AVIs, using one of the methods in the article from our FAQ library.
Have you any idea why this thread dated September 6, 2012 with no posting to this thread since then until my question to you here today is listed among the latest threads in the forum's Discussion thread listings today May 27, 2013?
It probably had spam or something in that nature.
And has been removed.
I most often encounter such, when a spammer has added a Reply. One "trick," that they use is to find old threads, and then add a Reply with their spam URL to it.
Often, most of us will never see that Reply, as a MOD will have seen it, and Deleted it, or, and more often, an Administrator will have closed a spammer's account, Deleting all of their spam posts - poof! gone before we know it.
Now, when there IS a post (even if it is almost immediately Deleted), the Jive software will show an (Updated) notice to the thread, but there will be nothing new showing.
I have also observed a few of these retain that (Updated) flag, even after I have viewed the thread. It is not until someone has actually posted to it, that the flag is permanently removed.
We do not see much spam in the PrE Forum, but in forums, such as The Lounge, it is very common for them to be hit by spammers. Also, long weekends (in the US) are prime spam times, as most Administrators are not in their office, other traffic is slower, and even MOD's might have taken the days off. The spammers assume that their endeavors will be up for at least three days, before being removed. However, John C., Adobe-Admin, usually works from home in Seattle, and zaps the spam very, very quickly.
Now, this is just speculation, since the post is gone, but as it is a common occurance, I think that I will be correct here.
[Edit] Or what Ann said...
Hunt and Ann Bens,
Thank you very much for your input on this.
Just did some research, and this morning, Dave Merchant removed a bunch of spam on video conversions, and had the spammers account terminated. This was probably what happened here, and we will likely see similar in the PrPro Forums too. Not positive, but the timing and the subject of the spam points to that as the cause.