No, I haven't read - until you sent me the link, I didn't even know it existed! so thank you...
Last time I used Premiere Elements 7 with Flip cam vids was at the beginning of the year and I didn't have to do any conversion trickery. In fact, am pretty sure my files are already in AVI format.
Am wondering if anything could have changed re: the computer I'm using that might affect PRE7, but the only change made was an increase of memory from 4 to 8GB (Vista 64). I checked the codecs with GSpot.
I'll try "converting" the files anyway and see what happens...
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I will be interested to learn how the file conversion worked for you.
At this time I cannot explain your report that the program accepted these videos before and not now.
Typically, these Flip cameras may have video with .avi file extensions, but are not DV AVI which is the native format of the Premiere Elements Timeline. That AVI is just a wrapper format with all sort of compression possibilities inside for video and audio.
Looking forward to your findings.
I ran the program (Prism) and that seemed to do the trick. Thanks a lot for your help.
Not sure why I didn't have problems earlier in the year but I suspect that I had run the file through Movie Maker first, converting it in the process? (but since MM was crashing a lot, that's why I switched to PRE7).
Thanks, Hunt, for the very informative links.
It sounds like great progress on your side. I am glad that you can put the troubleshooting behind you and get on your the creative work.
Thanks for letting us know the outcome.
I ran the program (Prism) and that seemed to do the trick
While I use another program for my conversion needs, many do report that Prism does great things for them.
Glad that you are sorted out and up and running. Thanks for reporting.