M2TS files should easily load into a project when you select Add Media.
This is from a camcorder, right?
Actually. the files were created with a Startech.com video capture. I am digitizing my home videos. I was going to use Premiere Elements to do some basic editing. It looks like my money was wasted on the new Elements. I might load my Elements 9 as it seems that would work. I could use Final Cut Express or convert the files with Toast Titanium. It's disappointing. This should be very straight forward for Adobe.
Or maybe your money was wasted on Startech instead of a more universally compatible device like Grass Valley's AVDC capture machine? It's video and audio are compatible with any video program.
Steve, do you work for Adobe? If so, I'm shocked.
No, I don't work for Adobe. Sorry if I came off a bit sensitive, jim. It's just that I've been using Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for over 11 years now, so my heart is a bit invested in the programs. My apologies for being so snarky.
From what I have read of your issue, your workflow was essentially going from VHS (analog) to a digitized format. Expectations were 720 x 480 4:3 or 720 x 576 4:3 depending on whether you are working in a NTSC or PAL setup. It is not clear to me what your digitized format was. I am not understanding how you got a file with a .m2ts file extension using the device that you described. The literature for the device mentions MPEG, WMV, and AVI file output.
Knowing in more detail what you selected for output for the device is important to troubleshooting this issue beyond discussions on your choice of device for your conversion of analog to digitized format. Also, what is the specific problem - will not import, giving import error message; if video imports, audio out of sync with video; other? How are you importing the .m2ts into a project - Expert workspace, Add Media/Files and Folders/Project Assets or other? The following codec utility might help you identify the video and audio compressions of the file. GSpot Codec Information Appliance
If you supply more details on the properties of what you are trying to import into Premiere Elements 14, we would look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance with troubleshooting your issue. The answers are in the details that we need to decide if your file is compatible with any version of Premiere Elements.
Please consider, supply more information if interested in pursuing this matter.