When you started your Premiere Elements project, did you select the project settings for a Hard Disk/DVD Camcorder? This is very important to do as it activates components that will support your video.
Also ensure that you have the latest version of Quicktime, per the program's requirements.
When your video is added from your DVD to a properly set up project, the program will take a few minutes to conform the video. (You can watch the progress in the lower right corner of the interface.) You must let the program fully conform your video before it will be editable.
BTW, 466 mb of video is only about a minute or so of video. Are you sure you're getting the MPG/VOB files?
Thank you for your reply.
The default project settings that I used were" NTSC-Hard Disk, Flash Memory Camcorders-Standard 48kHz".
I did not have Quicktime installed so I downloaded Quicktime Version 7.7 (it says 32 bit in the Control Panel) and restarted the PC.
I deleted the previous media from my PC, loaded the DVD into the drive, and got the media.
I did not see the video conforming in the lower right hand corner. Maybe it is not confrorming?
The results were the same as before.
When I play the DVD on the PC, it plays from beginning to end without a problem.
When I look at the file type of the media they are VOB files.
What happens when you play the video you downloaded from your camcorder with a media player?
As I say, your file sizes are awful small for video. They can't be more than a few minutes in length at 500 megs in size.
I played the downloaded files with Windows Media Player from beginning to end in about 10 minutes without a problem.
The DVD from which the files were downloaded is 1.4 GB with 30 minutes of recording time. 466 MB is about 1/3 the disc or about 10 minutes.
I have no idea why the program is not importing and conforming your files then, Teddy. I think you'll need to contact Adobe Tech Support.
Thank you. I guess I'll have to do that