There are several Canon Legria camcorders, so it's hard for us to know the exact specs of of the video you're editing.
When you open the video from your Legria in a program like Media Info, what does it list for resolution, frame rate and audio and video codecs? (MOV/Quicktime is not a codec. It is merely a package for carrying video information.)
Premiere Elements should have no problem editing AVCHD footage -- although it sometimes has trouble reading AVCHD codecs when in an MOV file.
Try starting a new Premiere Elements project and, from the Settings, manually select the option for Full AVCHD 1920x1080 stereo. Then add your MOV file to it. (The program does require you to have the latest version of Quicktime.) The file should load and edit perfectly.
Thank you. Can you please help me find these "settings"? (I am using the German version of PE, trying to locate the menu where I can set this option).
I double checked and I have the latest version of QuickTime.
When opening a new project, these are the settings I can choose (see picture below). With "AVCHD 1080p50" I just tried it, same result. I can import the file with "add media", but as soon as I add the clip into the timeline, even if it is only a 10min clip, it becomes incredibly slow so that I have to wait for 10min just to delete it from the timeline again. I don't think it can be just the speed of my computer, because with the footage from the other cameras I can make a 1h video no problem, at those files are no bigger in GB and I edited them with the same version of QuickTime in the same way.
PAL/AVCHD/Full HD 1080i 25.
Yes. This is the setting I was using all along. Even only just importing one 10min clip to the timeline - I can put it on the timeline, but not work on it. I really hope that you can be my hero and come up with another idea.... Thank you so much for your help!
How did you get the video from the camera to your computer?
I would recommend you use Add Media/From Flip or Camera with your camera connected by USB. This will ensure you are copying over the correct files and it will bring them in in a compatible format.
Start a new project using the settings above and add the media from the camera using the tools in Premiere Elements. You should have no problems if you use this workflow.
Thank you Steve. I am putting the SD card from the camera in the card slot of my computer and drag the file to my hard disk as it is. I will try what you suggested and let you know if it works. However if there was a solution for using the file from the SD card, that would be really appreciated, because the cameras are not all my own and I have to return them after recording, only keeping my SD cards.
Thank you for you help!
Thank you for looking into my question! In the meantime it has been answered in another thread. Saving the file with a constant frame rate has helped.
BTW I have really enjoyed watching your tutorial videos about Premiere Elements 11, very helpful!
Thanks and best regards, Mirjam