When I setup a project in PE9, the project selection via HDD references the JVC Everio and upper field priority. The JVC manual confirms this is what the recorder does. However when I burn a disc, unless I reverse the field order on the clip, the disc is very jerky with movement. With the field reversal selected it looks fine. Why do I need to reverse the order of all these clips?
It's impossible to say without knowing which model of camcorder you're using and which project settings you used to edit it.
Which settings did you select when you set up your Premiere Elements project? When you placed the video on your timeline, was there a red line above the clips? This is often an indicator that you have not selected the appropriate project settings (in which case there would be NO LINE above your clips).