It was suggested I use DVDate as a solution. However, it clearly states on the DVDate webpage that the program will not and will never work with Premiere Elements 8. Which to me means it won't work for 9 either. So that's not an option.
It will you the date the clips were shot though -- independent of Premiere Elements.
In fact, I'm not sure how it WOULD work with Premiere Elements. But it sure makes a nice supplement to the program.
I can see the dates the clips were shot just by looking at the raw files on my desktop, that's not the issue. The issue is to somehow just click a clip on the timeline and see the date, right within the editor program. Until recently, all iMovie versions did this just by double clicking a clip, up it would pop. I am still dumbfounded that this simple, simple data is not visible in most pro level programs. Don't the pros out there need that info sometimes too? I would think so.
I'll try FinalCutExpress, maybe that can do it. I need this capability for my workflow. Bummed PE doesn't do this, it's perfect me otherwise.