I am using Adobe premiere elements 9 on a windows pc and a HDV camcorder Canon Legria HV40. When importing videos I see the recording window but no pictures in the preview window. When I record the time on the left side (in white) of the recording window is running. The time on the right side (in black) not. It shows recording running but it is not recording. Importing videos worked before in the same way. Can anybody please help me?
Premiere Elements' capture program doesn't show you a preview of HDV video as it captures.
To see it, you may want to use the free utility HDV Split, which captures HDV video over FireWire in a format that is 100% compatible with Premiere Elements.
In case you need a link to HDV Split download (the older one does not seem to be online anymore)
As an aside, are you running Premiere Elements 9 from the 9.0.1 Update?