What is the make and model of your camera?
Does it record to miniDV tape, to an internal HDD (Hard Disc Drive), or to a flash memory card?
How is it attached to the computer?
At New Project, which Preset did you choose?
What are the exact words of that error message?
Please let us know just a bit more, and good luck,
Importing by HDMI cable from Sony HDR-XR150 AVCHD while in a project and getting
importing error screen stating already on file at C/user/user/ etc, instead as going where my pointer is in the project as it usually does
You should be importing your video over a USB, not an HDMI connection.
Would you happen to know why this has been working fine many times before with a HDMI cable and now it does not ?
No. Not if you're using Premiere Elements' Add Media tool to get the video from your camcorder to your computer.