A plain vanilla AVI or even an uncompressed AVI won't work in Premiere Elements, Lipton. You need to output an AVI using the DV codec (DV-AVI) -- which I'm not sure Flash is capable of doing.
You'll know you've got a usable file when you place it on the Premiere Elements timeline and there is neither a red nor green line above it on the timeline.
Other AVI codecs are going to give you poor quality or problematic performance.
Alright alright, so what would I have to do? find a DV codec or get a completly different program? (that would be a pain)
thanks for the insight by the way
Is Flash capable of producing a DV-AVI file?
If not, it's possible a conversion may work -- but that could also lead to a reduction in video quality.
Is Flash designed to create TV quality video?
yes, flash has been created for Tv use. but I think becuase I'm using an earlier version of Flash (Macromedia not Adobe) it hasnt made the switch yet.
however I have tried putting my Flash videos through phtoshop and turning them into a flipbook but I still keep getting the same problem.
So I guess the only solution is to find a codec for DV format
The MS DV CODEC should be installed on your system already. Whether Flash can Export to it could still be an issue. I'll have to check my version of Flash (think that it's Studio 8, but I've had it around from version 2) to see what all of the options are.
I've been handed many Flash animations that were Exported as .MOV with the Animation CODEC, and these have edited fine.
Other than the huge file sizes, AVI [Uncompressed] should work fine too. You might have resource issues, but that would depend on your system, more than on your NLE. I've used these with no issues many times.
Another likely candidate would be the free Lagarith Lossless CODEC. I use it for intermediate transfer and it edits fine in PrPro. I would assume that it would be the same in PrE, but cannot verify this.
On Monday, I'll be on my workstation with Flash and will tell you the exact version, plus the Export options available.