>video files themselves are AVI
AVI 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
When you click on the Playclaw's Encoder tab, what do you see in the next dialog for Video Compression when the Container field in that dialog is set to .avi?
Since you are seeing some video at all in Premiere Elements (glitchy as it is), I am assuming the video compression is not AVCHD. If that were the case, I would expect you not to be able to import the file at all. By any chance is the video compression Xvid or DivX?
It appears that Video compression could also be "H.264 Intel QuickSync" with a mkv file extension. That seems ruled out since you say your file extension is .avi and not mkv.
So, with the .avi file extension
what is listed as Video Compression and what have you done, if anything, under the Encoder Setup button?
Do you have the same issues with and without the antivirus and firewall(s) disabled?
Also, if you took footage that worked before in Premiere Elements back into today's Premiere Elements, problems or no problems?
At this time, can you import a bunch of jpg photos into a project and work without this type of issue?
Thank you for the links and I shall try to run through them
The video compression on playclaw is set to MJPEG, as for the setup button I have touched it as I have little to no understanding in this area. And yes I still have the same issues whether the antivirus and firewall is active or not. Sadly the raw footage that previously worked in the old elements before this issue occurred, has all been deleted, as I get rid of the raw footage after making it into a full video.
The answer would appear to be in the MotionJPEG video compression that is being used by Playclaw.
What other video compression choices does the program give you for the .avi file extension?
If no others, the answer is
a. if you had a camcorder, to look for a utility packaged with the camera and install it to get the necessary MotionJPEG video codec
b. download and install the Morgan MotionJPEG video codec (tryout at first, purchase if it is worth the investment)
posted for informational purposes
c. convert your video into another format....if SD, consider DV AVI standard or widescreen...depends on the properties of the original.
Please review and then we can discuss which would be your better alternative.
Thanks for the helpful follow up.
I have these other choices:
Video for Windows UNKNOWN
H.264 Intel QuickSync
On Gspot its simply reads the video file avi as Motion JPEG I don't see any other names anywhere, though I'm likely missing something as I'm unfamiliar with this program
Just an add on....
In the MotionJPEG video codec Premiere Elements (any version) classical issue, it is not clear whether the problem is
a. MotionJPEG codec being present but not available to Premiere Elements
b. MotionJPEG codec not present at all.
So, even if you do have MotionJPEG codec installed on your computer, the question "What Motion JPEG codec do you have installed?"
becomes immaterial in this type of situation.
You are not missing anything when you read the GSpot readout. You supplied all the information needed.
Please refer to my post numbered 9 and 5.
So what can be done?
Referring to your post # 7, if you leave the .avi container choice, and select Video compression = "Video for Windows Unknown", what does the GSpot readout show for the output file for Video Codec Name Status?
Depending on the above, you might pursue
I would try the Morgan MotionJPEG codec download and install as tryout only.
If it works, that is a double check that our target, the MotionJPEG codec, is on target.
If it does not work, then just uninstall the MotionJPEG codec.
Based on that information, you can decide...
a. Invest in the Morgan MotionJPEG codec
b. Invest the time in doing a free conversion of the MotionJPEG.avi file to another format that we can discuss based on the properties (frames size, frame rate, etc) of the Playclaw file you are producing.
Yeah I tried the unknown one but for some reason it won't let me film at all when that is selected :/ I don't understand this, because I can view and edit the footage perfectly fine in Camtasia
The issue between MotionJPEG and Premiere Elements versions is a long standing one, Probably of the same nuisance class as .mod widescreen files in Premiere Elements versions.
I was hoping that there would be a choice under .avi that might be a possible alternative to MotionJPEG, but so far there does not seem to be.
You could not get Video for Windows UNKNOWN to work.
I do not hold out much hope for "H.264 Intel QuickSync" since H.264 and AVCHD.avi have major issues by Premiere Elements.
Any idea what is under .avi/Fast?
Does Playclaw come with any carry along software that might include codecs, especially a MotionJPG codec that Premiere Elements might recognize?. That Fraps program apparently supplies the Fraps codec when Fraps is installed on the computer to be used with the Fraps.
I shall try the fast and see if that works, though I doubt it and sadly playclaw doesn't have any carry along software