The trial does not support any form of MPEG, as is clearly stated on the Adobe site.
btw i dont know if this post is in the right section of the forum- couldnt find a premiere 6.0 section. srry im a noob
so do you know of anything else I can do then?
I had not even noticed you were talking about the 6.0 trial, I assumed, because of the location here, that you were talking about CS4. 6.0 is so OLD, I'm not even sure MPEG existed at that moment in time...
You have a couple of problems, one is you are using a still camera and all trials from Adobe PR will not support MPEG. Your best bet may be to have a look at more consumer oriented applications, that are more forgiving in the formats they handle. Try WMM, Magix or even Premiere Elements.
thank you for taking the time to help me out. will the trial version of any of the programs you listed work for this (.mpg)?
I'm not sure since I never used either of those programs. I suggest you visit some of those sites and see for yourself. Whichever way you turn it, those consumer oriented programs are all much more suited for editing the material you have from your still camera than Premiere Pro. I would not consider 6.0 since its workflow is now so outdated, that whenever you want to use a more up-to-date version, you have to start learning from scratch.
Maybe start with the free Windows Movie Maker, then have a look at Magix, PE or Pinnacle. If you search with Google for "Video Editing Software" you will find a lot of information.
This overview should give you all the info you need: http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
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I believe that the trial for PE will support MPEG, though, as I have never used any trial of any Adobe program, cannot comment with certainty. You can ask in the PrElements forum.
To the best of my knowledge, the PE7 trial will only put a watermark on your Project, if you Export/Save. There are instructions for removing this watermark, should you go with the full-paid version, in the PE FAQ's.
You might also want to inquire on the PE forum, if your camer's output gets full support.
PS though I have Magix Movie Edit Pro and CyberLink Power Director (just tools in the toolbox), I've never had the trial for either of those.