I am importing video from the Sony HVR-Z5E straight into Premiere using the capture option off the file menu but the colour looks completely different to what it looks like on the camera. Why should this be? When I preview the video in the capture window the video looks fine. its just after I have captured it.
OS: Windows 7 x64
RAM: 3 GB
Either your camera or your monitor is not properly calibrated. Lucky for you, capturing is just a transfer of digital data without any modification at all, just like copying files from A to B. They do not change in the copy process. So either it is in the eye of the beholder or you monitor is not properly calibrated or you are just imagining things.
Wish you luck with editing HDV on such a system.