Hi everyone, this seems like a very peculiar problem. The .AVI file extension has diasppeared from my File --> Import --> drop down menu. Everything else is there, except the "All files" type thing... I will try renaming my files to another extension and see if it works.
The files are NTSC DV Widescreen AVIs that I exported from Premiere...
Attached is a screen shot of the import window
thanks for your help,
had to type *.AVI in the file name box so that it would list all the AVI extensions