Unfortunately, 1080p is not directly supported in PrE, but the problem might with the horsepower required to process the Video material.
Can you give us the full specs. of the file, and also your computer? The more info, the better.
1st, read Play -VS- Edit http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1066154
2nd, read about Laptop Video Editing in the above link (the link to a TXT file)
3rd, provide details about your hardware http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840
4th, 1080p http://forums.adobe.com/thread/995191 some work, some do not
-Not in PreElements http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1017428
-A workaround http://forums.adobe.com/thread/924247?tstart=0
Added... I think this is the first time I have ever taken longer and written more than Hunt! (even though we said the same thing)
Actually 1080p is supported for DSLR video. But only at 24 and 30 fps.
NextGen, when you started your Premiere Elements project, did you select the project settings for DSLR 1080p30?
You'll know you've selected the right settings because there will be NO red lines above your clips when you add them to your timeline. Is that the case with your project?
Of course, this is a moot point if your laptop does not have at least an i7 processor and 4 gigs of RAM, the minimum necessary for editing 1920x1080 video.
Thank you for the clarification on the FPS for 1080p. That is important, and I missed it.
Actually, No, i did not. But it did automatically change the settings to match the video, however it probably doesn't have the ability to recognize DSLR. I will try that. And it is either 24 or 30 fps, I know that.
I did import the video DIRECTLY through the camera, and it proved to be...more convenient, however I do not think that the settings are set to DSLR 1080p. It did automatically change the settings, but It probablly didn't recognize the DSLR. Thanks for the help. i may have to simply update to Premiere Pro eventually.
Or keep your eyes open for the next version of Premiere Elements. (The program commonly releases it's new versions in the fall.) It could be that the new version may support this video format.