I have been a very hard time. I am using premeir but can not use avi files in it. It will work with mpg, but will not capture or read avi files without them being pixelled and scrambled. I use firewire and panasonic mini dvd. When i capture aivs in ulead, they work great and play in media player nicely. But when i then improt them to Premier, they get all blocky and mesy. Premier also will not capture avi format from my camera. Anyone pleas help before I become completely bald.