Elements: Capturing video from a memory stick

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I have photoshop elements v.1! My original camera was stolen and I have made many films with that. However with the replacement I cannot capture the video taken. The camera only has a memory stick. There is no option to capture the video from a stick. The new camera is a Sony Handycam DCR-5X31. My previous camera was the larger version of the Sony Handycam but it took the mini tapes. Please can you help me to move forward with this problem? Many thanks.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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You should just be able to mount the memory stick like a hard-drive on the computer and open the video file directly from the memory stick.
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First of all, many thanks for replying.

I can indeed open the file on the computer and watch the video, but what I would like to do is use Photoshop to edit the film. This is what I am having trouble with. How can I copy the film into photoshop?

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Photoshop Elements doesn't edit video, Premiere Elements does. You can however capture a frame from a video by selecting File>Import>Frame From Video...