I found the solution in another thread!
Although the video camera was capturing at 25fps,
for some reason once transfered over to PrE7 (via file transfer), the clip was interpreted as 500fps. Once in Interpret Footage I was able to change the fps to 25.
Thanks for letting me in!
I jumped too fast into happy conclusions!
The sound track was corrupt after I used the obove mentioned measure. No sound can be heard, just a buzzing noise. What to do??
And now this:
When I have closed the program and open it again, the following messages is shown: "Premiere Elements has encountered an error. .... Src\AudioRender\AudioPefetch.cpp-84. Runtime error". Then the program does not continue the opening process but is shut down.
If you are running Premiere Elements 4 on a Windows 7 computer -- particularly if it is Windows 7 64-bit -- that could be at the root of your problem. The program was designed to run on Windows XP or Vista and may not be completely stable on Windows 7 64 bit.
You also don't say what model of camcorder your video is coming from, but that could be significant. Unless your camcorder is a true AVCHD camcorder, Premiere Elements 4 is not designed to work with this video.
Even in version 9, Premiere Elements is not able to work with a number of pocket camcorders (like the Kodak), with the exception of the Flip cam, for which the program has specifically been loaded with the 3ivx codec.
Also, have you ensured you have the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's instructions?
All of these things may be contributing to your problems.
Thank you for your answer. This time I have used the mobilecamera Nokia N8 but the problem is the same if I use the camera Canon Legria HF M41.
I consider using another program then Adobe Premiere Elements but which? I would like to have similar options that Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 has.
Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 is comparable. Give it a test drive.
Corel Video Studio Pro X4 is also very similar, and might be more likely to work with non-standard video types like this.
Also check out Avid Studio, from Pinnacle.
I recommend that, whenever possible, you download a free trial before you buy.
Thank you. We are living in a strange world. I used a free-program, "Convert AVI to MP4" and convered the camera´s mp4-files to new mp4-files (the program did not compress the camera´s files) and to my surprise Adobe Permiere Elements 4.0 "accepts" these new mp4-files wothout any problems.
Good to know the workflow that worked for you.
I have seen a lot of issues with Nokia footage being seen as 500 FPS. Though Nokia & Adobe have partnered on several projects, I had not seen this issue fully addressed and solved, in either PrE, or PrPro.
For many, the Interpret Footage has worked, but obviously did not for you, as the Audio then is corrupted and unusable.
Thanks for reporting and good luck,
And I am very disappointed that Windows 7 does not accpet Adobe Premiere
Elements 9, which I bought together with my new computer.
I pleased to hear you have usable workflow for PRE4 but I don't understand your comment about PRE9. PRE9 runs very well on Windows 7 (64-bit in my case).
Can you elaborate more on what you mean by 'does not accept'?
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I have described the problem Windows 7-Adobe Pr El. 9 in another thread.