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Do you have a Roxio product in your computer?
Also, have you gone to Edit/Device Control/Options and ensured that the program is set up for your camcorder?
It also matters whether you're using a Vista or XP operating system.
Thanks for the prompt reply. I do not have any Roxio product. My operationg system is Vista.I did look for the closest product for my camcorder . It is a Sony DCR-TRV80. But they have only DCR-TRV50 & DCR-TRV8.I selected the latter.This is frustrating for me because I thought premiere elements should be better than windows movie maker which came free with my Vista laptop!
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Vista needs to be properly configured in order to allow its optimal use of the software installed.
You also need to ensure that the supporting systems are updated, including the latest Quicktime.
Even after I did all the changes you asked me to my computer performance look
s like this where the graphics score is below 3.6
Gaming Graphics : 3.6
Primary Hard Disk: 4.8
Those could be challenging specs for video editing. But you may be able to do it.
What are the audio settings in your camcorder?
The audio settings on the camcorder:
A/V to DV Out
I'm sorry. I don't have enough information to help you.
Maybe you should contact Adobe Tech Support.
I don't know if it will work with Vista, but the demo is free (don't use it for production work until you pay, the demo version puts a watermark in every few video frames) so check out http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html
WinDV is a free capture utility that produces files that will work with Premiere Elements.