It may be that your source footage starts each sequence with black space.
Do you see thumbnails in the timeline view? If not click the small icon to the far left of Video1, this cycles the timeline view through four different display styles.
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The problem could well be that you're using an AVCHD Lite camcorder -- which is very different than AVCHD.
When you start a new project, don't select the AVCHD option. In version 8, go to Settings and select the Hard Drive Camcorder options and select the setting that best matches your camcorder's footage from there (which I believe is 1280x720). (Earlier versions of Premiere Elements do not support AVCHD Lite.)
Also, ensure you have the latest version of Quicktime installed on your computer.
More information on the challenges of working with AVCHD Lite can be found here:
the camcorder is Full AVCHD Format. It is a Panasonic Lumix GH-1 Camera.
In the File Explorer of Windows 7 i can see the correct View if i go on Thumbview.
I will check your Tip and hope at works
The Resolution is 1980*1020 in Full HD with 50 Frames per Second
thanks for the link. The thread sounds dont good. We have buy 4 Bundles of Prem. Elements and PS Elements for our School System.
I hope Adobe was fix the issue asap or any user can give us simple and fast workflow.
On the other hand, don't expect that this will be remedied soon, since it's technically not a bug.
So, if this is a deal-breaker for you, Premiere Elements may not be the program for you.
Have you considered the program recommended in the article I linked you to above?