Some of this is for Premiere Pro, but the idea is the same for Premiere Elments
Metadata contained in folder http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1015001?tstart=0
The problem is, that while working with premiere Pro one can use the Media browser which is not available for premiere Elements as far as i can tell.
What workspace of Premiere Elements 13 are you in? Expert workspace or Quick workspace?
What are you using for Add Media?
If you have stored your files at a hard drive location, you can use Add Media/Files and Folders to get the browse that I think
that you seek. Additionally, if your files are numbered sequentially and are in a folder on the hard drive, you can import the whole folder into the Timeline
to maintain the sequence of the files.
If you use Add Media/Videos from Flip or Camera/Video Importer, I will comment further next.
If you are not shooting long videos, please ignore my comments!
Due to SD Card "fat32" formatting standards, files can be no larger than 4GB. It is not Panasonic's or Adobe's fault. AVCHD recording will fill a 4GB block in about 20 minutes (if I remember right). If you are recording long, continuous videos you have to knit the 4GB clips back together in a computer.
You can do it in Premier Elements as described above by ATR. However, some say that there can be a noticeable small skip at each join. It is usually audio. If not, or the minor skips can be tolerated, this is the easiest method. This is not a fault of Premier Elements. Other editing systems do the same.
There are alternate methods to join the 4GB clips. Panasonic, as well as Sony, provide editing software with their cameras that can join the clips together without any gaps. In previous Panasonic models, it was called HDWriter. As an editing system, HDWriter has plenty of limitations, but it will join the clips seamlessly and losslessly as a preparation step to editing in better programs like Premier Elements.
If you google for "joining 4gb clips" you will find a variety of articles and methods to resolve the 4GB limit. One common method is use of some old and criptic copy commands. Another is shareware called "txmuxer".
I'm importing the AVCHD-Footage directly from my camera via usb and the "import from camera"-dialogue in elements. The avchd-folder on the sd-card contains the information which files belong together and normally a video-editing-software should be able to put them together and import them as 1 file, even if the video itself is stored as multiple mts-files on the sd-card due to the 4gb-limit. Final Cut does that without any problem.
HD Writer could be a good solution but i can't find a download on the internet for it.
I don't know what other video editing software does normally! Panasonic put HDWriter on a disc with each camera. It has never been downloadable. And, it only works on Windows PCs.
Thanks for the additional information.
The avchd-folder on the sd-card contains the information which files belong together and normally a video-editing-software should be able to put them together and import them as 1 file, even if the video itself is stored as multiple mts-files on the sd-card due to the 4gb-limit.
I have not seen any version of Premiere Elements that has this feature. We have discussed this a while back in this forum. You can put the files together seamlessly using techniques outside of Premiere Elements.
Please review and consider.