Is it safe to assume that this project file was created in the same version that you're using to open it? In other words, it was created in version 10 and you are opening it in version 10? Have you recently moved this project to another computer or updated your operating system?
And that you are using File/Open (NOT Get Media) to open the project (.prel) file?
If that is the case, what model of camcorder is the video in this project coming from? Is there non-camcorder video or audio in this project?
I m opening using file/open, not get media , the footage comes from a PMC500/500R media storage devise in AVI format, I Had three days worth of footage that I put onto 4 DVD,s, saving the files as I went
I am still using the same commuter, as was,
The properties of your source media are always important, including the video compression that is wrapped by the .avi file exception.
But I do not see where that is here nor there at this moment because you have replied to SG
I m opening using file/open, not get media , the footage comes from a PMC500/500R media storage devise in AVI format
You do not import media (.avi or other) into a project with File Menu/Open Project or Open Recent Project. You should be using Premiere Elements 10's Get Media/. If you use Get Media/ and the appropriate subchoice and still cannot import the file, then .avi questions would then seem relevant.
And, what is this "PMC500/500R media storage device"? I am presuming some sort of external hard drive. I cannot find it described online. If it is an external hard drive, have you tried to import media from it into Premiere Elements 10 project media using Premiere Elements 10's Get Media/Files and Folders?
Please clarify in your responses to SG and others.
Not to sure what type AVI files they are, the storage devise is at present offshore on a job.
Can you clarify, if you edit/import video footage with adobe premiere 10 and then create a file, the file or the original raw footage is not stored on computer for re-use, if it is stored, is it stored in the original format.
Also please find details of storage devise,
Dogcam Portable Media Center PMC-500r
Quick DetailsModel Number:PMC-500R
SpecificationsPMC-500R20G/40G Portable Multimedia PlayerPMC-500R 20G/40G Portable Multimedia Player, Supports
PMC-500R20G/40G Portable Multimedia PlayerPMC-500R 20G/40G Portable Multimedia Player, Supports MPEG-4 File FormatsKey Specifications/Special Features:Video recorder: supports digital video recoding in MPEG4 from Line-in Video playback: supports MPEG4 (AVI), MPEG1 (.MPG), DVD (MPEG2,.VOB) Supports MPEG4 with 720 x 480 at 30 Frames/s MPEG4 movie playing with Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, Time search function Music playback: supports MP3, WMA, WAV Music playing with play list function MP3 ID3 information and sorting, LRC Music playing with repeat, shuffle playing function Photos view: supports JPEG and slide show, rotate, nail view Easy backup of photos in digital camera -USB OTG technology Audio recording: continues recording for over 40 hours High resolution output for HDTV (Y, U, V output; 704 x 480 (N) or 704 x 576 (P), at 25/30 frames/s) Super dlim size: 126 x 79 x 22.5 mm Games E-book with bookmark, auto turning page, page search function File browser function with Copy, Delete, HDD capacity information With 3.5" LCD QVGA TFT panel (960 x 240) Long time battery running (over 5 hours for video, and 9 hours for audio) 1.8" 20G/40G storage capacity High fidelity sound with good earphoneCompass Electronics Co.,
It's pretty much impossible for us to give you specific advice without the video specs we've asked for, colin.
What does G Spot or Media Info report?
the only info i can get is from the file footage properties,
720 X 576
44100 HZ-32 Bit float sterio
can not seem to drop or drag it into Gspot
Does it not list an audio and video codec?
it does not, i think i got it into Gspot, now saying 0X80040265(unknown) this comes up in proposed codec solutions
Colin, it looks like you're opening your Premiere Elements project (MyProject11.prel) in G Spot rather than your video files.
It's your video files we need to know the specs on. Your project file has not media specs or codecs in and of itself.
Have you read my post 4?
Everything that I have read in your thread so far points to you probably calling your Premiere Elements project file (prel) a "film" file with all the implications that is a video file rather than a Premiere Elements project file (project.prel).
If the file that you are trying to use all along is the one that you have shown to SG in the gspot screenshot, then please try this....
Wherever this project.prel is on the hard drive (the one that you just tried to open in gspot), go to it, right click it, and then select open with Premiere Elements 10. Does that Premiere Elements 10 project.prel then open to give you what you been looking for?
Of course give SG the description of the video files that you have inside this project.prel. But, I do not believe that to be the issue. I suspect that you are confusing the project file with what is inside it. And, it is the opening of the project file that has got you blocked, not any properties of video files inside the project file.