thanks will try it - interesting the sony vegas accepted the same files no problem - basically I am trialling both programs before I purchase
Well, CODEC's are odd little things. Some will work fine in some programs, and some will not.
This ARTICLE goes into more detail, though cannot cover all possible CODEC's, or all possible NLE programs. When it gets down to why one might work with program ____, but not program ____, I call upon Chief Dan George, "sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it does not."
PS - did you install a driver for the Nikon, and/or any software provided? It could well be that Sony's Vegas has an MJPEG CODEC in its installation, but PrE just cannot use that. Normally, if one has the MJPEG CODEC from the camera mfgr. things work OK.
Actually that's a Nikon DSLR, so the video should work in Premiere Elements 9 -- if you've chosen the correct project preset.
Unfortunately, none of the online specs say what size video image the camera produces. If we knew that, we'd know which preset to recommend.
thanks for your help - I had not installed the nikon software on this
particular computer - now I have, importing the files via the camera to the
computer using the nikon software must have then included the codec thingies
and the files are now seen by premiere
the video files produced by the D300S are 1280*700 (or close to that, can
not remember exactly) avi files
Make sure you're using the project preset DSLR 720p. (There are three frames rates under this listing, so make sure you've matched the frame rates too.)
I also recommend that you use Premiere Elements' Get Media feature to pull the video off your camcorder rather than just using Windows to or the camera's software to get the files to your computer.