With AVCHD (or any flash memory, tapeless format), you will not be doing a Capture. That is for tape-based cameras/material only.
With AVCHD, you will just want to Copy over the full folder/file structure from your flash card to your computer's HDD. Then you will Import the media files into your Project.
Of course, if you want your sequence to match your (AVCHD) media, then you don't really even need to bother with the sequence settings at project creation. Once imported, just drag the media into a blank sequence or right over the 'New item' Iocn and the sequence will be matched to your media if you choose to allow that.
That said, it's still good to LEARN about the different sequence settings, especially if you plan to bring in other media that doesn't exactly match the AVCHD media that you're starting with.
Oh, and with AVCHD and other folder-specific media, its a good idea to find it in the Medai Browser first and then right click of click & drag ti import selected file(s) into the project panel.
i imported the MTS file and used the new item function to make a sequence from it.
it looks like it worked, BUT the playback screen turned bright greenish yellow!!!
any ideas appreciated.
That sound like maybe a video driver issue.
the file plays properly in windows media player and on some other players as well, so i do not see how it can be a hardware problem,
unless the program panel of PP CS6 makes some special obscure use of some video driver features.
i do not see how it can be a hardware problem
Not a hardware problem. A driver (software) one. Update your display dirvers. And quicktime. And everything else as needed.
Playing an AV file in a simple player is far different from editing that same file in an NLE (Non Linear Editor). Also, PrPro does interface more heavily with a video driver, than almost any other program that you can run, next to extreme games and 3D modeling apps.
An obsolete video driver can cause all sorts of issues. Not saying that it IS the cause of your problem, but would be very high on the list of "the usual suspects."
Good luck, and do not let your OS tell you if you have the latest video driver - go to the mfgr's. Web site and check.
[Edit] Looks like JStrawn and I were tying at the same time.