According to wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Intermediate_Codec, installing ffmpeg may allow working with AIC in Windows. Windows builds of ffmpeg are at http://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/.
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A quick Google search brought up links to Premiere Element user with a similar question to yours.
I would have gone for export the Apple Intermediate Codec from iMovie in a format supported by Premiere Elements Windows or conversion in MPEG Streamclip (if I recall, this program does batch conversion). I have seen MPEG Streamclip suggested many times for the conversion to the Apple Intermediate Codec, but I am not sure of the conversion from Apple Intermediate Codec to something else using it. Worth a look.
Thanks, but that link suggests using ffmpeg and the copy flag, which doesn't appear to work.
I have found Avanti as a GUI to ffmpeg and I can convert the file, just need to find the right settings now to retain the quality....
We will watch for further developments on the plan that you have arrived at to resolve your issue.
But, what is the problem in just exporting the imovie project Timeline to a file saved to the computer hard drive (maybe H.264.mov or H.264.mp4), transferring that to Windows, and then importing that file into a Premiere Elements Windows project with a project preset that matches the properties of that file?
Looking forward to your results.
what is the problem in just exporting the imovie project Timeline to a file saved to the computer hard drive (maybe H.264.mov or H.264.mp4),
The problem with that is I no longer have a Mac, and hence no access to imovie...