Hello, so here is my predicament:
I own Premiere Elements 7, licenesed and all. Totally legit.
It is reading .mp4 files, at least, that's the only other video file type I've used. It is reading the video of that file.
But for some reason, when I drag a .avi file into the software, it reads the file type as 'audio' when it is obviously a video file! It doesn't recognise the video of the file at all.
When I drag it into the timeline, it only shows the audio! Video section is empty.
Why is this happening?
Screenshots of the problem attached!!
What is the source of this AVI file? Is it from a miniDV camcorder, captured over a FireWire connection?
AVIs from non-camcorder sources can use any of thousands of codecs, most of which are not compatible with Premiere Elements. Open the file in a program like G Spot and post the specs for audio and video codecs, frame rate, dimensions, etc., and we may be able to suggest a file converter.
AVI files have generally got some problems importing in Premiere, and what you mentioned is one of them.
Read the following interesting article by Bill Hunt
Hope this will solve your problem.