I captured numerous video files using Pinnacle Studio 14 and rendered them into MPEG2. The files play fine in Windows Media Player or VLC player. I can also edit them with Windows Movie Maker. However, when I import these files into PE 9, they play in bursts and break up showing green blotches. I have been able to eventually edit the content in PE9 by transcoding them to wmv files using Moviemaker, by that is very tedious. Why won't PE9 work properly with these files? I have this problem both on an XP machine and on a new Windows 7 machine. Does PE9 require special CODECs? If so, which ones and where should I get them?
Thanks for any help.
If you plan to use the video from Pinnacle in a Premiere Elements project, you should not be saving it as an MPEG.
You should be saving it as DV-AVIs.
DV-AVIs are the universal language of PC-based video editors. MPEGs, on the other hand, can be iffier, as you've seen.