What is the source of the original AVI files, and what is inside the files... and if the files are not "vanilla" AVI, do you have the codec installed?
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
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1070933 for screen shot instructions
Free programs to get file information for PC/Mac http://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
Thanks for the reply.
All the work that I have performed with the files to date has been within PE, so I would assume they are in a format that the program can work with correctly. The footage was originally on a DV camcorder, and - from what I can remember - I imported it into PE using the "Import" function. It's all a few years ago now, but that's the way that I would usually work. Since I posted earlier, I've also been able to track down the box for the software I used at the time and it was actually PE4 not 8 as I had originally guessed (if that makes a difference).
I installed the program that you mentioned. I've run it on a few of the AVI files and get slightly different information. Here are some examples:
If you created these projects in Premiere Elements 4 or 8.0/8.0.1, the old advice is to fine the project in the version in which it was created since there is
no guarantee that the project from the earlier version with open in the later version. All that being said, often you can do this task successfully.
In your case, the major non support between 4/8 and 11 is those .tga files. They are not supported by Premiere Elements 11, 12, or 13.
I know .tga was supported by version 4 and 8.
Tga presented in 4 and 8 as Title Template files. How many Title Templates do you have in one of those 4 or 8 projects?
a. how did you archive the original project - Archive Project (Trimmed Folder) or Copy Project (Copied Folder)
b. are you having problems with just the Title Templates when you open one of these 4 or 8 project files in Premiere Elements 11?