Atlhough some people can make it work, generally trying to edit vide directly from a still camera can be kind of iffy.
You'll get the best results and have the least problems if you convert the video to DV-AVIs with Windows MovieMaker first, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
That 8-bit sample size is probably your issue.
What is your Project Preset? It needs to match your source material perfectly.
It is very likely that you will need to convert these files, prior to Import. If you are going to output to DVD-Video, or similar, then I would strongly suggest that you convert to DV-AVI Type II w/ 48KHz 16-bit PCM/WAV Audio. This is the ultimate format (with the DV CODEC) for PrE to edit smoothly.
Also remember that there is a great difference between a computer being able to play an AV file, and an NLE (Non Linear Editor), like PrE, being able to edit those same files.
Good luck, and we'll be looking for the info on Project Preset,
Project Preset is set the same in PRe3 and PRe4
- For editing with IEEE1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) DV equipment.
- Standard NTSC video (4:3 interlaced).
- 48kHz (16 bit) audio.
- Drop-Frame Timecode numbering.
Editing mode: DV NTSC
Timebase: 29.97 fps
Frame size: 720h 480v (0.900)
Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC (0.9)
Fields: Lower Field First
Sample rate: 48000 samples/second
Maximum Bit Depth: Off
Preview File Format: DV NTSC
Compressor: DV NTSC
Color depth: Millions of colors
Video tracks: 3
Stereo tracks: 3
Any other suggestions on how or what I can change? I installed Pe on my laptop with Vista and it has no problems importing and recognizing these avi files.
Is it some setting in the register that can be added or change?
Or could it be a codec
My registry shows for Premiere Elements
Codec Info Entry Point
but nothing for 4.0
Here's the latestest! I've installed Pre 4 on my son computer and it works fine I'm able to import files that I wasn't able to do on mine. Should I compare his installed codec's to mine would it be a video or audio ? Error message again is "Unsupported audio rate in file."
After unistalling somethings (including PRe3 and Pre4, Pinnacle Studio 8(linx)) and reinstallling PRe4 it works like a champ.
Thanks for all your help and suggestions.