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
Does your video use a VARIABLE Frame Rate or a Constant Frame Rate?
If your video uses a variable frame rate, PPro will not work any better than Premiere Elements
If you are recording MP4 from that Evaer, then the video compression is said to be AVCHD (MPEG4 AVC/H.264). AVCHD.mp4 should be compatible with Premiere Elements.
However, the odds are in favor of the recording being done with variable instead of constant frame rate. The way to prove that ahead of time is to take the video into the MediaInfo video audio properties readout program. If you see 3 frame rates - minimum frame rate, frame rate, and maximum frame rate - that means recorded with variable frame rate. Premiere Elements does not do well with that condition. The remedy has been to take the video into the free HandBrake to get the H.264.mp4 version with a constant rather than variable frame rate.
Please consider and let us know the outcome.
The specifications information for the Evaer is not the greatest to find. Not sure what video compression the .avi choice has. But, variable frame rate consideration would persist nonetheless. Other programs besides Premiere Elements can be affected by this variable frame rate matter.
I think you guys have nailed the problem. Of course, I have no idea how to go into the MediaInfo video audio properties. I have no idea what you're talking about. BUT instead I just downloaded Handbrake and took a whirl at re-encoding it as a MPEG4 AVC/H264 file and somehow stumbled upon the place to change it to constant. I just put it into Premiere Elements, and it seems fine. I will have to work with it further to be sure, but wow, that's awesome.
I feel like a total idiot because I can't follow these technicalities, but I figured that if the fix works, you've identified the problem! I'll let you know. The re-encoding was so fast, I'm worried. But if this works, you are blessed. Grin.
Great news and great job in sorting through the troubleshooting to success.
That HandBrake program is good tool - free, Windows or Mac, and does the variable to constant frame rate conversion among other things, even does batch tasks.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions or to ask for clarification on your Premiere Elements workflows. We all go through a continuous learning process with Premiere Elements whether we are beginners with the program, intermediate, or advanced.
Actually I do have two more issues. Ugh or is it Argh!
I have two new computers. I've got everything working on my regular desktop, but I'm trying to install everything now on my video editing computer. Everything worked, except Handbrake isn't installing after I extracted the files. And this computer is essentially identical to the Windows 10 computer I installed it on a few days ago. I will call the computer manufacturer, but you might have an idea.
And, second, how to I edit the audio in Elements? I double click and see the wave forms, but I don't see how to edit them except the simple fade in and out. I'm sure I'm missing something. I have checked online, but I keep seeing a reference to Audition. Do I have to buy yet another program? That doesn't make sense. I'd like to be able to cut out noises, control the fade, etc.
Please confirm if you downloaded HandBrake from the following link
Lots of audio editing opportunities in 13/13.1...
which applies to Premiere Elements 13/13.1 as well as 12.
Also, see Expert workspace fX Effects/Audio effects
Click Show All to see Audio lisiing.
Hi, and thanks for writing. I did download from the right website. And when I tried again today, it worked. I don't get it.
In any case, there you are. Thanks so much for the links. I will study them when I have a chance. I'm busy making videos for my new internet TV channels, and I am busy creating these videos, I don't have time to learn how. Grin. Anyway, I'm figuring out as I go along, but I will DEFINITELY check on the audio editing when I have a chance. I didn't need that today, but I will. Thanks so much!
Thanks for the update. Sounding very good about Handbrake and all.
Please do not hesitate to ask if and when you have questions about your Premiere Elements workflows.
It's comforting to know you're there.