What is the make and model of the camera?
What is its connection type?
Is that the same for your card reader?
Have you tested that connection with other equipment?
A glossary of video terms - http://www.manifest-tech.com/links/video_terms.htm
Upload generally means to transfer a file from your computer to an Internet site
Importing Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1065281
-and project settings http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1112086
The camera is a sony vg30. Connection is via usb and same for card reader and yes I have used that port in the past
Could you clarify a few points....
a. Are you taking your footage from the Sony VG30 and that card reader into the Mac hard drive for storage via this USB connection? Or, are you connect the card reader with your memory card/stick to the computer via USB and then proceeding directly with Premiere Elements 11/Add Media/Video from Flip or Camera/Video Importer? And, that is the point of no success? Whatever is happening, are you getting any messages from the Premiere Elements or the Mac?
b. I did some checking on your Sony VG30 before posting and found that it offered AVCHD 2.0. Never heard of that before. It turned out to be an AVCHD update for the video specifications to include 1080p60 and 1080p50 (sounded like something that it and Panasonic had agreed upon). Just guessing that this might be a factor. But, if you can get the video to the computer hard drive and from there into Premiere Elements Add Media/Project Assets, I see that as a helpful piece of troubleshooting information.
Just some thoughts for now.