The typical way to handle the .mod file extension is to right click the video file on the hard drive save location, select rename, and just change the file extension from .mod to .mpg. That non re-encoding technique works great for most.
If not, there is always MPEG Streamclip and converting the .mod files to DV AVI and then bringing the DV AVI versions into Premiere Elements.
Let us know if that works for you.
It is me again.
I still favor the .mod to .mpg renaming as a first try, and, if necessary, the invention of MPEG Streamclip.
But, have you looked the Steve Grisetti's FAQ on dealing with JVC's .mod files?
What Steve suggests is what my next move was going to be. I have the software that came with the Everio, and I think it creates the files in an mpeg format, or something like that . Thanks for getting back to me again, and I'll let you know how it come out.