This christmas I got adobe premier 8 and a Ativa mini hd video camera. Ive been trying to learn how to use adobe, but I have had some problems with the footage. First I download all the video off my camera onto a folder in my hard drive. In premier 8, I click get media and add all my footage. The footage is in .avi but it is saying it doesnt support that type of video. When I try to play the video in premier, its just a black screen, but the audio is fine.

Is there something I can do so I can edit my video? I would rather not have to go out and buy a new program if I can help it.