I transfer the .mts files from a sony handycam, and sometimes when I drop
the files down into the video 1 bar, I get the video on the bar and the audio
below it, so I can edit it and whatever. The other times, I drop it down there,
it doesn't show on any bar, but at the top, can watch the video, but cannot edit
at all. Please help. Is it a setting?
Welcome to the forum.
My first guess would be that you dragged it to, say Video 3, or similar. Depending on your display and Workspace, you will need to use the scroll bars on the right-hand side of the Timeline display to see the other Tracks. When you locate the Clip, just drag down to Video Track 1.
I have been dragging all to video one. I took a 5 sec video earlier, worked
fine when I brought it over. Took 16 more vids after that contained almost
38 mins of video, dragged it over, nothing, but can see if it I press play. Took
another video for 10 secs, dragged it over, worked fine. What gives?
Did you scroll the Timeline, to see All of the Video Tracks? Look to the far right of the Timeline and you will see the scroll bars. If the Clips play, they are on the Timeline somewhere.