First... Windows or Mac and which operating system version?
Second... which version of Quicktime do you have installed?
Third... MOV is a wrapper, what is inside YOUR wrapper? Exactly what is INSIDE the video you are editing?
Codec & Format information, with 2 links inside for you to read http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1270588
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30 for screen shot instructions
Free programs to get file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
Lot details needed to help us help you.
What version of Premiere Elements are you using and, the companion question which has been asked already, on which computer operating system is it running.
A quick way to get at the properties that we need for your source video (.mov) that is erroring out on import - what is the brand/model/settings of the camera that is recording the video?
Please check to make sure
QuickTime, latest version is installed, but also check the export section of your Premiere Elements under Computer/QuickTime to make sure that all the QuickTime presets are presenting even if you believe that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed.
1. PREMIERE ELEMENTS 12.
2. WINDOWS 8.1
3. CAMERA, OLYMPUS STYLUS TG-630
4. QUICK TIME FILE VERSION: 184.108.40.206
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME !!!
Thanks for the reply.
From what I can put together, your Olympus Stylus TG-630 is probably recording 1920 x 1080 @ 30 progressive frames per second (H.264.mov). At face value that should be supported by Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 8.1 64 bit with the latest version of QuickTime installed on that same computer.
So, let us try this. Open a new project to the Expert workspace. Go to File Menu/New/Project and Change Settings. In the Change Settings location, select the project preset
Before closing out of that area (new project dialog), make sure that you have a check mark next to "Force Selected Project Setting on This Project".
Back in the Premiere Elements 12 Expert workspace, import only your Olympus video, using Add Media/Files and Folders/Project Assets.
Can you now drag the video from Project Assets to the Timeline without any import error message?
Also, please tell us from where on the hard drive you are importing this video.
Based on your results, then we can decide what next.
THANK YOU MR A.T. ROMANO, EXCELLENT
I FOLLOWED YOUR INSTRUCTIONS AND WITH OUT DOUBT EXCELLENT!! I DID HAVE TO RENDER THE CLIP ? THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE DAY
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That sounds like great news.
If the project preset is right on with the properties of your video import, then, when you first import your video into project/Timeline, there should be no colored line over that content. But once you edit the clip, back comes the render indicator.
If you have a colored line (orange) over the Timeline content when you first drag it to the Timeline, two possible interpretations could be
a. we do not have the correct project preset
b. Premiere Elements does not have a match for your video
(in this case Premiere Elements does not give you its best fit, but rather its default which is 1080i).
We can go into more details on rendering and related matters whenever you need that information.
You seem on a good course of action. Continued success.
THANK YOU ATR FOR YOUR HELP AND VERY GOOD INFORMATION !!! I AM TRYING TO MAKE A GOOD SLIDE SHOW MAINLY PHOTOS AND SOME MOV ARE AVI VIDEO CLIPS, I HAVE BOUGHT ELEMENTS PREMIERE 12 CLASS ROOM IN A BOOK TO HELP ME BUT STILL STRUGGLE. IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN PUT MULTIPLE RANDUM TRANSITIONS IN TO THE TIME LINE WITH JUST ONE CLICK ? .
THANK YOU TINA54
Thanks for the reply.
Some general comments...
THERE ANY WAY I CAN PUT MULTIPLE RANDUM TRANSITIONS IN TO THE TIME LINE WITH JUST ONE CLICK ? .
There is no transition choice for random transitions across the Premiere Elements 12 workspace Timeline. But, the Elements Organizer 12/Create Menu/Slideshow and its Slideshow Editor does have that random transition choice. So, one possibilitity would be to create your slideshow in Elements Organizer 12 Slideshow Editor and then move the slideshow into Premiere Elements with the Output of Edit with Premiere Elements Editor command.
Pending more details of the slideshow you are creating, I think that you would get your best photo quality and overall results staying with Premiere Elements 12 workspace (1080p) project and the transitions randomized manually.
perhaps applying the default to all (all at the same time),
using Timeline Menu/Apply Default Transition,
and then replacing transitions randomly for the random transition look).
Please let us know if any of that worked for you.