When I import a .m2ts file from the 'get media' button it goes into the organize tab. I can play the clip from there and the center channel audio (dialogue) can be heard from both my left and right speakers on my computer. After importing the clip into the timeline I preview the clip from the timeline and the center channel audio (dialogue) only comes out of my left speaker. Any ideas what would cause that?
When you created your project, did you select the project setting option for AVCHD with 5.1 audio?
(And can you confirm that this is AVCHD video, with the file downloaded to your hard drive using Premiere Elements Get Media tool.)
Yes I chose the profile with the 5.1 audio.
I know of no reason this would happen. Sorry.