1st... for future reference... you download from an Internet site, you "transfer" or "ingest" from a camera, depending on which type
2nd... I do not know that camera... is that a TAPE based camera and Firewire, or one with a memory card and a USB connection?
That Sony camcorder shoots as standard definition MPEG2.
When you start your Premiere Elements project, make sure you select the project settings for a Hard Disk Camcorder, standard definition.
You should then plug your camcorder into your USB slot and use Premiere Elements Get Media/From Flip AVCHD or Hard Disk camcorder to import the video from the camcorder to your project.
Is this what you did?
I followed your instructions and it also worked for Me thanks for taking the trouble to reply .
Regards Paul Wright Dead Beat.