I am running Premiere Elements 2, and I have a Sony DVCAM DSR-200P digital camcorder, using Sony PDV-124ME DVCAM digital video cassettes.
The footage is being transferred direct from the DVCAM into Premiere Elements 2.0 via the computer's FireWire socket.
The problem I will now describe occurs in all video editing software (Premiere Elements/MovieMaker) so one assumes that the problem is coming from the Camcorder itself.
When Capturing from the DV Cam to the video editing software, the left and right sides are black on the Capture screen, as if the footage does not fill the entire screen.
Indeed, when capturing is complete and now in Edit mode, the left & right sides are still black. It goes further to add these black sides to the actual finished DVD after burning.
Whilst then in Edit mode in Prem Elements, I can select the footage and DRAG the edges of it to make it bigger and fill the screen, but I am sure I am loosing quality.
I have tried everything I know about the Cam to try and make the picture bigger, but I just cannot figure out why the footage does not fill the Capture screen.
I have attached a screenshot with arrows showing the captured Video in the timeline with these black edges visible.
Thank you for any advice.