I have a new Mac version of Premiere Elements 12 and I am unable to add media (mov, avi, mpg, bmp and prel files). The prel files and mpg files were created using an older Windows version 4 or 6 and all files are stored on an external drive. When attempting to add media, I am prompted to use video importer, but I do not understand how to enter information in the pop up video importer window. Additionally, I am unable to to find the user manual for Premiere Elements 12. I am hopeful someone has experience the same issue and in a position to assist. Kind Regards, Donald
The Premiere Elements 12 Help PDF
You cannot import Premiere Elements Windows project files (prel) into a Mac version and vice versa. That I am sure on.
Files with the Mac preferred .mov and .mp4 should be expected to import.
The rest that you mention are probably under the should import but may need conversion, like mpg to mov.
But you need to make the distinction between files that will not import because of file properties versus how you
are importing the files into the project. What happens if you transfer some copies of your media stored to the external drive
to wherever one saves video to in Mac and then try to import the media into the project from there.