I bought a new computer, installed Windows Vista and Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 just to notice that Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 doesn't work with Vista (at least with 64bit)
Bought a new hard disk and installed Windows XP and Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0. (Didn't want to uninstall Vista because I don't know if MS is ever going to accept my Vista validation again if I later on move back to Vista ...)
Started to capture video from my Sony HDV camcorder just to notice that scene detection in Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 doesn't work with HDV.
I was ready to throw Adobe away and buy a new version of Pinnacle Studio, which I have used with my DV camcorder for a long time BUT luckily I found this nice HDVSplit program and was able to split my 10 Gb mpeg file to small scene size mpeg files.
It was easy and it was fast.
This program is just great at least for this purpose !