I'm not sure about your JPGs. Have you ensured that they're no larger than 1000x750 pixels in size?
Also, did you save these JPGs with a program other than Photoshop Elements? It could be that they use a color mode (CMYK for instance) that's not supported by Premiere Elements.
As for your AVIs, Divx files won't edit in Premiere Elements no matter what codecs are installed on your computer. It's possible you can convert themto DV-AVIs using Super though, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.
Also, don't forget to check regularly to ensure you have the latest version of Quicktime, which plays an important role in all PC-based video editing.
Thank you for your quick response. I came across your name searching for an answer -) installed Super and GSpot.
I never had a problem with large pictures. But I tried a very small one, to no avail.
I never had a problem with jpg's in the past. The colorspace is sRGB.
I use a modest videocamera Toshiba Cameo 720 x 480 MPEG4 and Canon G3 Powershot 320 x 240 MJPG
(I always have to convert the Canon-AVI's)
I have just converted, using SUPER, a AVI-file (really codec XVIDvid name XviD ISO MPEG-4 according to GSpot) to DV.
which plays well in QT (I use QuickTime Player version 7.6.6), .but is still "damaged or unsupported" in Premiere.
Was the conversion to DV-AVI Type 2 (rather than Type 1)?
Also big codec packages may seem like a good thing, but they can overwrite or break the codecs you really need. To test it I'd be inclined to uninstall K-Lite and then re-install QuickTime v7.6.6 and PRE to ensure the codecs PRE uses are properly installed. This won't impact your ability to use 'Super' as it's codecs are self-contained.
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Are you sure you're using your DV-AVI in a clean, new project set up for DV files? (A project can be corrupted even by having an odd codec in your Project media panel.)
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Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
You need to convert to DV AVI type 2 with 16bit 48khz sound... not some other codec "hiding" inside that AVI wrapper
Okay, it's been some time I used Premiere...
I collect media per tab "Media"
They show up first in the tab "Organizer" (al least with me)
From there I wanted to drag the clips and stills directly to the timeline's project. And there I got the error-message! With JPG's!
That's NOT the right workflow!
You have to go to the tab "Project" and there the clips show up without issues (if properly converted that is).
I learned a lot, I''ll be back on the different AVI-types, and I cleaned my PC in the process.
Thank you all for your contributions.
There can be all sorts of reasons that a JPEG might not work:
The Color Mode is CMYK (must be RGB)
The Baseline is Progressive
The JPEG header is corrupt. For this, I find that other JPEG editors do a better job of reading a bad header, than will PrE, or PS/PSE. I use ThumbsPlus, or the freeware, IrfanView, and just do an Open, then a Save_As, choosing JPEG w/ RGB and Baseline Optimized, not Progressive., which is for Web displayed JPEG's, so that the browser will slowly show the JPEG in more and more detail, until it is all downloaded.
Note: some still image formats can also be in other than 8-bit color depth. You will want to convert to 8-bit from 16-bit, or 32-bit.