What type of camcorder is your video coming from and how did you get it into your computer?
When you set up your Premiere Elements project, which project settings did you select?
Have you ensured you have the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's requirements?
Which version of Premiere Elements are you using?
We are using files downloaded from a a Nikon camera.
The files are save as .MOV Quicktime files. I have downloaded the latest version of Quicktime.
I have Premier version 9.
Frame size 1280h 720v
Aspect ratio Square pixels
Which Nikon camera did you get this video from?
Or what are the specs of these video files? MOVs can be any of dozens of possible sizes, frame rates and codecs.
But you definitely should not have selected the HDV project settings. You should have selected the appropriate DSLR setting that matches your video specs.
You must set up your project correctly in order to activate the components that will play your video.
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811?tstart=0
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037?tstart=0
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below
For Mac http://mediainfo.massanti.com/
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project
Right click the PDF link in the upper right corner and select to save to your hard drive
-the page also has links to help pages for previous versions
Read Steve's Basic Training Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/537685?tstart=0