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Premiere Elements 8 CAN theoretically edit native AVCHD files, but it is an acutely painful process even with a fast machine. And if you try to render and burn longer movies to DVD it will take many hours and may crash. I have a new quad core computer with 6 Gigs of RAM and a dedicated terabyte disc for video and the computer consistently crashes if the movie is longer than 40 minutes or so. Far better to convert your files to AVI format with a video converter program, such as AVS Video Converter, then edit in PRE. Judging from comments on various other forums this seems to be the way to go.