I have uploaded some .MOV files from my Canon EOS550D camera to my PC and they display fine boith in VLC and in Windows Media Player. However, when I try to open them in Adobe Premiere Elements 8.0 (M178 -9/8/2009) get an error "This type of file is not supported, or the required codec is not installed". Please tell me what I need to do to edit .MOV files on my PC ?
An MOV is not one kind of video but can represent any of hundreds of codecs.
That said, Premeire Elements versions 9 or 10 should support this footage if:
a) You have the latest version of Quicktime installed on your computer, per the program's requirements.
b) When you started your project, you selected the appropriate settings for DSLR (including the footage's correct frame rate and resolution).
c) You used Premiere Elements' Get Media/From Flip, AVCHD and Hard Disk Camcorder tool (the Video Importer) to get the video from the camcorder into your project.
To add to what Steve said...
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
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