What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Are you by any chance working with Premiere Elements 13 and looking at the Timeline content in the Edit area monitor
when the Timeline Indicator is at the end of the Timeline?
Premiere Elements 13 has a different display in this regard under those circumstances.
If the above is not the issue, then we need to get into more details of your issue, such as
1. Where is this 1/4 cutoff happening....in the preview in the Edit area monitor or only in the exported
2. Then the usual - what is your project preset and what are the properties of your source media.
Let us start here and then decide on the appropriate troubleshooting direction based on your supplied details.
I am using premier elements 13. Just installed a couple weeks ago on Windows 7 pro. These are my project settings. I'm not sure what source media properties you are looking for. The video files are .MOD files. If I open in windows media player, I see the whole screen, no problems. But when I put the media file in the premier software on the editing screen, it cuts off the right side of the video and a small portion of the left side.
You said important word "mod". Are you dealing with mod widescreen files? If so, there is a serious problem with them in Premiere Elements 13. I have written about this in detail.
So, let us rule out or in the above before going further.
Please see if the details written about in the following apply to your situation....
I have also posted a thread here on the subject. But Adobe Staff has not seen it or has not found time to respond to the matter.
Please review and consider the above, and let us know if this applies to you.
If you are using mod files, they are probably MPEG2.mod (4:3) or MPEG2.mod (16:9) Widescreen.
If you do have mod widescreen then your project preset is incorrect. Under ordinary circumstances, it should
be NTSC DV Widescreen. It the project is not setting that automatically when you drag the video to the Timeline, then
you set the project preset yourself (manually).
But, the situation is complicated here as you will see when you read about this matter in the links posted in the previous
post in your thread.
File conversion may be a choice if you cannot scale your video in the monitor without distortion.
Thanks. That may be it. I will investigate further.