premiere pro cs6
Copying Video Camera Files
If you have video you shot on a camera, you should first copy those files from the camera's memory card to a folder on your computer (or onto a portable firewire drive that you use to store your video files).
This will make the video files accessible to Premiere for import via its Media Browser and allow you eject the memory card without breaking Premiere's connection to the video files. This also will allow you to reuse the video card.
To copy the video files, insert the card, such as an SD card, into a card reader that is connected to your computer.
When the icon for the card appears on the desktop, click on it and navigate to the folder that contains all your compressed video files (such as a folder labeled AVCHD).
Click and drag that folder onto your computer or onto a portable firewire drive to copy all the video files to the computer.
Important note: Don't try to drag individual video files onto your computer. You need to drag the entire folder for the video files, because it also contains related files such as meta data files that Premiere will need to open the videos. You should not edit the AVCHD folder or any files within this folder, or risk corrupting your video footage.