Here's your previous discussion.
Meantime, it's important to note that you're using version 9 Premiere Elements, which was not terribly versatile when it comes to work with video. Version 9 was pretty much designed to edit tape-based digital media like miniDV and HDV with very little support for still camera video and no support for smartphones and other non-camcorder devices. An upgrade to at least version 11 would make a world of difference.
That said, open a sample of your video in G Spot or Media Info and post to this forum the resolution, frame rate and audio and video codec to this forum. Also, can you confirm that these are MOV files?
We can't guarantee version 9 will be able to edit this format and codec of video. But, if you can tell us what your file is made of, we may be able to offer some direction for you.
where we began to discuss your previewing only situation.....
Apologizes for losing track of your thread in the traffic. When that happens, best post in that thread again asking where am I to alert me that I have not responded to the information requested.
You clearly state that the source of your video here is the Nikon D7000, and it is expected to be H.264/AVCHD.mov 1920 x 1080p. Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 should be able to handle that format as well as its PCM audio with the latest version of QuickTime installed on the same computer running as administrator. Where 9.0/9.0.1 has run into problems is related to its display issues, and this brought attention to deletion of the BadDriver.txt file to get out of most of those situations where the problem exists when the video card/graphics card is up to date.
I am not sure how much computer resources factors into all this. Premiere Elements 9/9.0.1 is a 32 bit application whether run on 32 bit or 64 bit computer.
But the examples that you have given seem to be using small files to demo your point.
In view of Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 history on display issues, how many video card/graphics cards does your computer use according to the computer's Device Manager/Display Adapters?
Are you working from the 9.0.1 update of 9.
Best done from this download rather than the project's Help Menu/Updates.
My impression is that this is not a video format issue. I can import a Nikon D7000 AVCHD.mov 1920 x 1080p29.97 into Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1 and preview it without issues with video or audio.
In our discussion in the other thread, I asked about Elements Organizer 9 in the following context....
when you import a video into Premiere Elements Editor, a copy is automatically placed in the Elements Organizer. The Elements Organizer can play back video in its player when you double click the video's thumbnail there. I was curious as to whether or not the video sound was OK in the Elements Organizer whereas it was not in the Editor previewing.
Clearly ATR and I are pursuing two very different tacts, mike. Please let us know which train of thought you'd like to follow.
I think ATR is on the right track. It doesn't seem to be a video format issue. I am going to follow his steps to see if it helps at all. Thanks for your insights!