Desperately need help! I am new to video editing and I am having a tough time editing my videos (which are in AVI format coming from my Nikon P5100 digital compact camera) in Adobe Premiere Elements 9.
The Organiser recognizes the AVI files and plays them OK.
However when I drag them to the editing window in Premiere Elements, I get a pop up window entitled "Generic Failure" and the message is "This type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed."
How do I go from there? Do I need to convert the AVI files? If yes, into which format and through which software?
Thanks for help!
Welcome to the forum.
What CODEC is used in the Nikon AVI files?
Many models use MJPEG, though it seems that some of the higher-end Nikons are making a change.
If your AVI's have the MJPEG CODEC, see this ARTICLE. The Morgan MJPEG CODE, linked to in that article, has really helped a lot of Nikon shooters.
Good luck, and let us know which CODEC your Nikon is using. This ARTICLE will give you more detail on AVI (and MOV, WMV, etc.).