Premiere Pro is designed around standardized camera media. There are no cameras that record H.264 into AVI files. So it's likely yours is non-standard in a way that PP doesn't like.
Where exactly did you get the clips?
I would ask the same as Jim Simon.
Where are the source files coming from?
The files are coming from a DVR that is used for both security and industrial applications (Nuvico AL-400). I can only get the files in the codec mentioned or their proprietery format which only plays with their mini player. I may have to just deal with converting the files from the way it looks unless someone comes up with a miracle.We are using this to record multicamera feeds of surgeries. Each camera source (up to 4 sources) has to record the entire 4 to 6 hour surgey and then the feeds get edited down to a final trianing program. I'm going to see if the vendor has any other apps available for file conversion too but seeing it's the weekend I thought I'd start with the different forums.
Success!!!! After slowing down a bit and actually reading the manuals I found that a seperate conveter is included and you can do uncompressed avi. I also found a nice converter from Womble multimedia that can handle the native .rec4 files from the DVR and give you MPEG2 files.