Per the instruction sheet that came included with the program, you can't interface with that camcorder, as you could a miniDV. You need to use the Media Downloader, downloading the files rather than capturing.
Go to Organize, select Get Media and select DVD or hard drive camcorder.
And make sure your Premiere Elements project is also set up for video from a hard drive camcorder.
Thanks for the help Steve,
You are right about the incompatibility of my camcorder....Adobe support suggested copying the file to my hard drive and changing the extension to .MPG...I did this and am now trying to import the video from my PC using the "Get Media" button and selecting PC files option. Whenever I do this PE7 freezes up on me and I still can't get my video into the program. Any suggestions? Thanks!
I'm not sure why Adobe suggested that. It's kind of an iffy move.
Instead, plug your camcorder's USB in and then, in Premiere Elements, go to the Organize tab, select Get Media and then select the DVD or hard drive camcorder option, as I said in my post above. This will open the Media Downloader, which you can use to download the file to your hard drive.
Thanks again for all your help.
I am still not having any luck. I went to organize, get media and tried these three options..."DVD Camcorder or PC DVD drive", "HDV Camcorder" and "AVCHD or other hard disk/memory camcorder" each time when I selected my E: drive I got a message saying no valid files found. In the Media Downloader I am not seeing a hard drive camcorder option.
Thanks again I really appreciate all the help!
I'm not sure what to tell you, Joan. If you're using the Media Downloader properly, selecting the DVD camcorder option and then selecting your camcorder from the drop-down menu should work.
You can also try finalizing the DVD in your camcorder (it must be finalized) and putting the DVD disc in your computer's drive to see if that works.
I am using Premiere Elements 4.0 and transfering the video from a Sony HDD camera to an external HD using windows Explorer. I have several video clips and I don't want to unlink the audio and video on each clip when it is in the timeline. My question is how do I get just the video without the audio?
Welcome to the forum Mike,
You should ask your question by creating a new discussion with an appropriate heading. Asking it in the middle of someone elses problem is likely to get overlooked.
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I agree with Neale, as it will be more helpful to you. Maybe Steve Grisetti, our hard-working, and under-appreciated MOD can split this out for you. Do not be surprised if it gets its own place on the forum.
Now, I am not 100% certain what you wish, and do not wish to happen.
I don't want to unlink the audio and video on each clip when it is in the timeline. My question is how do I get just the video without the audio?
The first sentence indicates that you have muxed Audio & Video, that you do NOT wish to unlink. Then, in the second, you indicate that you want to just take the Video.
If you want Video, without Audio, that can be done easily by just dragging the muxed Clip from the Project Panel to the Timeline. Alt-click on the Audio portion and just Delete that.
PrPro allows one to Get Video, or Get Audio from the Project Panel, but I do not think that PrE has added that little feature.
Now, do not worry about harming your original Assets. PrE is a non-destructive editor. It does NOT work directly with your Assets, but just processes a set of instructions, and what you have in your Project are just links to those files. The changes in the Project do NOT affect your original files.
Hope that this helps,