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This is typical of the kind of thing that happens when you use video captured by Dazzle in Premiere Elements, Paul.
Hardware, like Dazzle, Plextor, etc., is designed to pretty much be used exclusively with the software it comes bundled with. Sorry.
Here is hardware that will work with Premiere Elements.
Yeah, I know. Still boggles the mind that many applications can play this stuff just fine but PE can't. And remember.... PE DID play another clip captured at the same time by the same device just fine. The only difference was that as I recall, the VHS recorder was different. Maybe it is an unstable time code issue?
And I'd happily convert it to DV-AVI if I could but Streamclip doesn't want to run long enough to do it. Not sure why.... I have three clips to convert. One about 30 minutes long and the other two maybe 1.5 hours each. Streamclip did OK on the short one but froze during the first of the two long ones.
I've had great luck with a converter, Digital Media Converter (Deskshare). It's about US$40 and I like it so much that I have it on most of my machines. They offer a trial also. It has been nearly perfect, so long as I have the necessary CODECs on my machine, as it does not ship with its own CODECs. I've never had it crash. It will handle almost any format (again, provided that one has the proper CODECs installed) and does a really good job going to DV-AVI.
I routinely run most MP3 Audio through it to get to PCM/WAV 48KHz 16-bit. As it does bulk processing, I Import the files (can be anywhere on system) and then Export to a common "conversion" folder. It also allows one to setup "scratch disk" to other HDDs to speed up processing and leave system resources free for other apps., while it runs.
Because of its unfailing service, I have not tried any other conversion programs, so cannot comment on any of them. This little guy has just worked almost perfectly for me.