For a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on codecs, and how they determine playback of files, see Codecs: Frequently asked questions in Microsoft Help. Adobe Premiere Elements supports codecs that the operating system (Windows, Mac OS) running on your computer supports.
 
* Windows only formats

Video file formats - import

Format and filename extension
3GPP (.3gp, .3g2) 
Adobe Shockwave Flash (.swf) 
Audio Video Interleave (.avi) 
AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)
H.264 (.mp4, .m4v) 
H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4, .m4v) 
MOD (.mod) 
MPEG-1 (.mpeg) 
MPEG-2 (.m2v, .mpg) 
MPEG-2 Transport Stream (.m2t)**
QuickTime (.mov, .m4a) 
TOD (.tod) 
Video Object (DVD video) (.vob) **
Windows Media (.wmv) *

**Not supported on Windows 7

Video file formats - export

Format and filename extension
3GPP (.3gp, .3g2) 
Audio Video Interleave (.avi) *
H.264 (.mp4) 
H.264-encoded QuickTime (.mov, .mp4) 
MPEG-1 (.mpeg) 
MPEG-2 (.mpg)
MPEG-4 (.mp4)
QuickTime (.mov) 
Video Object (DVD video) (.vob) 
Windows Media (.wmv) *

Still images and image sequence file formats - import

Format and filename extension
Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop sequence (.psd) 
Adobe Premiere title (.prtl) 
Animated GIF (.gif) 
Bitmap and Bitmap sequence (.bmp, .rle) 
Camera raw files (.cr2, .dng, .nef, .orf, and others) 
CompuServe GIF (.gif) *
JPEG and JPEG sequence (.jpg, .jpeg) 
Portable Network Graphics (.png) 
TIFF and TIFF sequence (.tif, .tiff) 

Still images and image sequence file formats - export

Format and filename extension
JPEG and JPEG sequence (.jpe, .jpg, .jpeg)
Animated GIF (.gif)*

Audio file formats - import

Format and filename extension
Adaptive Multi-Rate Compression (.amr)
Audio Interchange File Format (.aif, .aiff) 
Advanced Audio Coding (.aac) 
Dolby Digital (.ac3)**
MPEG audio (.mp3)  
QuickTime audio (.mov) 
Waveform (.wav) *
Windows Media audio (.wma) *

**Not supported on Windows 7

Audio file formats - export

Format and filename extension 
Audio Interchange File Format (.aiff) 
Advanced Audio Coding (.aac) 
MPEG audio (.mp3)  
QuickTime audio (.mov) 

* Windows only formats

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