Screen capture programs don't edit well at all in Premiere Elements because they tend to use a variable frame rate, which Premiere Elements does not like.
The best way to capture video of your programs and edit them to create tutorials is to use a program that gives you the complete package. Camtasia is my personal favorite. It's not terribly expensive yet is easy and works very well. Adobe's version of it is called Captivate. CamStudio is a free program that also provides all the basics -- but doesn't include the more powerful features of a Camtasia and Captivate.
Capturing video with a cheap or free program like SnagIt and then trying to edit it in a video editor is going to lead to nothing but headaches.
Thank you Steve,
Before posting I'd researched it, yes many issues to deal with. So a follow up question. Between the high priced Camtasia and Snagit what other screen capture app people here bought after trying editing in PE? I realize it's a bit out of scope, but not really...just a solution to PE 'shortcoming.'
As I said, I don't recommended trying to edit SnagIt, Fraps, etc. in Premiere Elements.
But let's see if anyone else chimes in with a success story doing so.
An excellent choice!