What model of camcorder is your video coming from and what format and resolution is it? What software did you use to get the video from the camcorder to your computer?
Under the Premiere Elements Edit menu, what Project Properties are listed?
When you are in Expert view, do you see a yellow orange line along the top of the timeline, above these video clips?
Thanks for your post. To answer your questions:
- Camcorder is a Panasonic HDC-SD80.
- Format is Quicktime movie (1920 x 1080)
- Used iPhoto to import the video file from camera to Mac
- In the Edit Menu, there is a 'Project Settings' - is thi swhat you meant? Otherwise, there is just the usual options like Undo, Redo etc
- In expert view, I see a thin green line just beneath the time marker and above all the video & audio tracks. There is also a yellow/orange line runing through each video and audio track.
Any help you can give much appreciated! I'm a novice at this
Why are you using iMovie to get your video from the camcorder to your computer rather than Premiere Elements? The video iMovie brings in may not be compatible with Premiere Elements.
Try getting footage from your camcorder using Premiere Elements' Add Media/From Flip or Camera and see if the video performs differently in the program.
Yes, open Project Settings under the Edit menu and post the settings that are listed on the General page.
Meantime, check out my free 8 part Basic Training tutorial series for Premiere Elements. It will help get you up and running with the program. The early parts deal with properly starting a project and adding media to it.
When added to a project which is properly set up, the AVCHD video from your camcorder should edit effortlessly in Premiere Elements 12.
I used iMovie because that's the programme that opened when I plugged my camera into my Mac! Didn't even know that PE had an import from devices function. Thanks for the tip. I'll use that and see if it makes a difference. If not, I'll post all the settings on the General page from Project Settings.
Thanks for your help!