I am assuming that you are recording MPEG2 with a MXF container.
From what I have read, Premiere Elements (any version) does not support the MXF container.
Please check out Premiere Pro CS6/CC, the higher end product.
Thank you A.T. I am already familiar with CS6 and CC. I just don''t need such a sophisticated (and expensive) progamme.
I need the ability to be able to ingest footage from the EX1 and peform a 'simple edit'
Previously I used a Sony PD150 and took it intoFinal Cut Express 4 on an early Mac G5 (1.8 twin) But this can't deal with footage (MP2) from th EX1 and I can't up-spec the Mac machine as it's 8 years old and doesn't have Intel chips blah blah blah
SO I'm looking for a way to use Premier (Elements)with my camera with a clever thrid party workaround OR another programme entirely.
Clearly the best work around is for me to blow a few grand on new kit...there's just one draw back
Thanks for your input
I have never used it (never had the need), but this converter has been talked up in other forums: http://www.freemxfconverter.com/
Such conversion might be your only route to use MXF media in PrE.
Thanks Hunt...I'll check it out
Thanks for your reply with further details of the workflow that you seek for editing MXF using Premiere Elements.
I have just seen and read the link that Hunt offers you for conversion of your MXF. It looks interesting and prehaps
you way to your goal if you Premiere Elements needs to be your video editor.
If you do try it and have the time, I am curious to learn how that conversion approach turned out, including the quality of the edited product that you obtain with this conversion workaround.
I will investigate and report back sometime soon AT
WELL... I thought I'd give free MXF converter a go on my old G5 first. I want to see if I can convert footage from my EX1 into suitable files for editing in Final Cut Express 4 Despite their site sayingthat the MAC download is compatible with Mac os x 10.1-10.8 (mountain lion) my G5 tells me it is "not supported on this architecture" I have MAC OS X 10.5.8
Any clues people?
I can feel a headache coming on...
What computer is your Premiere Elements 12 on now? Or otherwise put, what computers are available to you other than the G5?
No Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit?
I have never used a Mac computer, but, from a Windows world, I would ask "Any trick to run the program in a different compatibility mode in your G5 or set permissions to force a compatibility? Wishful thinking?