I had an old sony camcorder that I loved that I bought around 2001 & it worked like a dream with PE 2 and then then PE 4.
I recently have bought the Sony HDR CJ380. This does not seem to work with Pr Elements 4. It gives a "file format not supported error" and does not see the camcorder.
I can easily connect the new Sony to our HD TV and play back what I have recorded but I would like to edit things a bit.
1) Am I correct that PE 4 doesn't support my new camcorder?
2) Does PE 12 support it? I had a look on the list of supported camcorders & it is not mentioned.
The file type is m2ts
Thanks for any help.
Ashley (KZN Midlands, SA)
Google does not show any results for Sony HDR CJ380, with the closest match being Sony HDR PJ380
The Sony site says...
Video Resolution : HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS),60i (FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ,LP); STD: 720x480/60i; MP4: 1280x720 30p
Video Mode : HD: MPEG4-AVC / H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
For a flash memory camera, you get the files to your hard drive according to the below
Metadata contained in folder http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1015001?tstart=0
My best GUESS is that this new HiDef format is not supported by PE4
You should download the PE12 30 day trial and test for yourself