I have Premier Elements 8. I recorded some 45 minute lectures on a Sony Camcorder at 17 Mbps. The resulting, edited file size is about 6.3 GB -- too big to record on a 4.7 GB DVD-R disc. Using Adobe PE 8, can the file size be reduced in some way to end up less than 4.7 GB (I realize image quality may be less htan the original)?
What are you going for....DVD-VIDEO Widescreen on DVD disc or AVCHD format on DVD disc?
Are you doing your burn to disc with a check mark next to "Fit Content To Available Space" in the burn dialog?
When you have the DVD 4.7 GB/120 min in the burner tray and are in the burn dialog ready to hit Burn, what does the burn dialog quality area show for Space Require and Bitrate with and without the check mark next to "Fit Content To Available Space"?
Just in case mention....the DVD disc with the 4.7 GB/120 min in reality is 4.38 GB.
The goal is to find out if you are overlooking the "Fit Content To Available Space" option in the burn dialog. Depending on the circumstances to be defined, use of that option does not necessarily mean a compromise in the end product quality.
Let us start here and then move forward based on the details of your reply.