WMV's can contain a lot of "stuff." This ARTICLE will give you some background. It's the same for AVI, MPEG, MOV, etc.
Now, WMV's are heavily-compressed, and are great for streaming media delivery, but not so good for editing. An editing program, designed around WMV's, is Windows Movie Maker. WMV's are also GOP (Group of Pictures) structure, and for frame-accurate editing, the NLE (Non Linear Editor) will need to do an internal conversion to full I-frame. See this ARTICLE for background.
WMV's take a lot of horsepower to decompress and edit, and for that reason I always convert those to another format/CODEC, like DV-AVI Type II's for SD material.
Technically, it does. They're just not the best format to use, since you have to continually render them as you work.
The best solution is to convert them to DV-AVIs, per the FAQs to the right of this forum:
Otherwise, you get them into a project the same way you get any video into a project. Go to the Organize tab, select Get Media/From Files and Folders.
Thank you guys for all of the help. I'll read those article and go from there. I've tried using Windows Movie Maker and it won't support my .wmv files at all. I've downloaded Format Factory and AVS Video Editor to convert and haven't had any luck. I keep getting errors when I try to convert.
I'll try out those other converters on the other article that's suggested. I would really like to utilize my video camera.
Thank you again!! I'll come back and let you know what worked. Blessings!
Though it does a better job with AVI and MPEG files, you might get some good, and useful info, from the free utility, G-SPOT. I might be mistaken, but thought that the Kodak cameras produced MOV files. If G-Spot does not give you the full info, I'd try MediaInfo.
If WMM is not allowing Import of the WMV's, then something inside them is the problem, per that first linked article.
Windows MovieMaker won't support your WMV files?? That's really weird!
Have you tried MPEG Streamclip, as I recommend in the linked article?