Sorry, but Premiere Elements can not work with FLVs as source files.
ok...thanks for the quick reply...outta curiousity tho, do you know of a video editor that will input AND output FLV? just trying to find an inclusive package to simplify things...thanks again!
There are probably many, but Moyea offers a vast array of FLV utilities/editors, and they are very good.
One option, although not a cheap one, is PrPro CS5. It allows direct FLV input (under most circumstances), and with the included Encore, will also Export a DVD Project as Flash. Note: PrPro, prior to about CS4, required the Moyea FLV Importer for Premiere Pro module. This was an add-on option, and worked very, very well. I use it in PrPro 2.0, with no issues. As of CS4, that module would not work, but with the CS4.2 update, PrPro included native FLV Import.
As I stated, there are probably many other options, but those are two that I have used, and they work seamlessly and very well.
I would love to see Moyea offer an FLV Import module for PrE, but so far, that is only in development. I have corresponded with them, but they cannot share any estimated delivery date. I am not a coder, so have no idea what would need to be done to adapt the PrPro Importer module to PrE. Also, Adobe made changes in PrPro w/ CS4, as mentioned above, and Moyea dropped development on an update for their Importer module, when Adobe released CS4.2. There was no need for the additional Moyea add-in. Might have spelled the death of a PrE module, or maybe there are enough differences, to make it a tough task. I just do not know.
And, of course, there's Adobe Flash!
thanks again for help, guys...
I'm also toying with a trial version of PowerDirector 9...it can input FLV's but can't render/output FLV's...need to use a separate converter...I'd love a software package that would do both, open AND render to FLV...now, if CS2 (and maybe CS3) can do open FLVs with that additional converter/codec, and save to FLV natively, that might be a good way for me to go...
I appreciate the helpful feedback, ya'll...