Two to try http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html and HDVSplit (sorry, I don't have HD so don't have a link)
Be aware that scenalyzer marks the video frames until you register... so don't use any test footage for real work
Scenealyzer Live (SD) and HDVSplit (HD) are two highly recommended utilites. Many think that these are what the Capture module in both PrE and PrPro should be.
I would suggest that you should use the correct Project settings while capturing. So, if you have a HDV camcorder, choose the HDV project settings and do a Get Media from HDV camcorder.
I am sure it would work that way.
Why do you want to capture in the DV settings anyways?
Another would suggest that you need to use "the correct project preset".
From what I have read from your description of the problem, you are recording SD, not HDV, with your Canon miniDV camcorder and have set the Premiere Elements 7 project preset (new project dialog) = NTSC DV Standard. If so, that IS the correct project preset. And, you should end up with capture/firewire direct to Premiere Elements 7, putting DV AVI on the Timeline.
If you were to record HDV with your Canon miniDV
a. if your Premiere Elements 7 goal was DVD-VIDEO widescreen, then the typically recommendation is to downconvert the video from HDV to SD in the Canon and then capture/firewire that SD into Premiere Elements with the project preset (new project dialog) = NTSC DV Widescreen, ending up with DV AVI on the Timeline. As a troubleshooting measure, you might want to verify that you can capture firewire into WinDV
b. if you want to capture as HDV and do not want to downconvert to SD in the Canon, then you would use the Premiere Elements project preset (new project dialog) = NTSC HDV HDV 1080i30, ending up with mpeg on the Timeline....if problems occur in this type of capture, then the workaround is to capture firewire into a program such as HDVSplit, and bring the saved clips from that into Premiere Elements via Premiere Elements's Get Media/Files and Folders.
All of the above settings were based on a NTSC system. If the assumption is incorrect, please correct.
Your feedback on the responses that you have received so far will help resolve any misunderstandings and get to a quicker resolution to the issue.
Thanks so much. Sorry for long delayed response. No I tried it again on DV
stadard and Premier 7 capture window never shows the video but I can control
it from there, but everytime it counts up the time elapsed and appears to be
capturing each time when done it leaves a message : recorder captured no
frames> Can you figure?