I am sorry if this is a simple question, I am new to PE and video editing
I have just purchased PE9 and working on a small project to put togather a family movie.
The vide sources is from a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 camera, and looking at the file properties it is 640/480 (30 or 29.xx FPS depending how you look). the file is a .mov file.
I keep reading about how important getting the project setting but I can not find anything suitable which is surprising as the format is not particulary odd.
Having checked a few postings, I've seen recommendations to selects NTSC DSLR 480p 640x480, however, when I start a new project and look at projects settings avaiable under NTSC/DSLR there is a 480p 640x480 option but at 60 (or 59.94) FPS.
Can you please recommend an appropropriate setting
Have a look at part 1 of my Basic Training for Premiere Elements tutorial series for Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com.
It will show you how to set up your project for NTSC 640x480p60 DSLR video (about as close as you can get to your specs).
If that doesn't work, try experimenting by shooting in 1280x720 and using that DSLR setting.
Also ensure that you have the latest version of Quicktime from Apple.