What is the CODEC inside that avi you created via conversion?
This is aimed at Premiere Pro, but may help
A link with many ideas about computer setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436215?tstart=0
Work through all of the steps (ideas) listed at http://ppro.wikia.com/wiki/Troubleshooting
If your problem isn't fixed after you follow all of the steps, report back with the DETAILS asked for in the questions at the end of the troubleshooting link
Especially see the 1st question at the end of the troubleshooting link, since my GUESS is that you did not convert to DV AVI Type 2 with 48khz sound
Also... this is NOT Adobe support... this is a space provided by Adobe for users to help each other
I agree with John. It's not simply that you've converted to an AVI -- you must convert it to a DV-AVI (or simply a DV file) in order to
use it it successfully in Premiere Elements.
Although it's hard to tell from you original post if you're actually looking for help or you just want to trash the program.
The other thing you should do is go to the SEARCH FORUMS box to the right & up, then enter
Read the other discussions
Here is another ARTICLE, that I do not think has been linked to above.
Hope that this helps,
PS - it is rumored that PrPro CS5 will have full, native support for Canon 5D/7D cameras, and a Project Preset just for that footage. If so, it should follow that PrE 9 will incorporate the same, or very similar.
Hmm... the OP still has only 1 posting as I write this... methinks we are talking to each other
You are probably correct, though it IS a holiday weekend for many. Still, maybe others can benefit from the discussion, though the title might be a turn-off to many with a similar problem. That is why I really like descriptive titles in posts, that others can use to locate fixes, and cures.
Dear John, Steve and Bill,
Many thanks for your replies. In the interests of being more constructive about this I'll start a new thread with a better title and more clearly describing the problem I have.
Forgive my frustration - I have literally spent the best part of a week reading forum threads, help pages etc etc trying to get this to work. And amongst it all you generally hear "well it works fine on Final Cut Pro on my Mac". That's great, but I want it to work on my PC!
We all understand frustration. At some level and at some time, we have all faced it.
We're all ready to try and help, to the best of our ability.