AVCHD files are not captured. They are downloaded from the camcorder.
First, ensure that the project you've created is an AVCHD project.
Then, go to Get Media and select the AVCHD camcorder option. This will open the Media Downloader, which you can use to download the files from the cam.
Sorry, this is exactly what I have done. I have created a PAL AVCHD project to match the camera, clicked Get Media and then selected AVCHD or other hard memory camcorder option, the media downloader box then comes up and in source it says none detected. Thanks for your assistance.
Does the trial of PE support MPEG files? Because of licensing issues with MainConcept, and the need for Adobe to pay a royalty to MainConcept, the trial of PrPro does NOT support anything MPEG related, at any level.
Obviously, the full-paid version does support MPEG through the MainConcept CODEC's, just not any trial.