I want to download video from my Sony DCR camcorder using a firewire connection, but Premiere Elements doesn’t seems to recognize the device. I can play video using WinDV. Doing a Google search (I am new to Adobe Premier) it seems like in previous versions you cannot use a firewire and Adobe Premiere to download video. Is this correct? Is it best to use WinDV for all video? I have about 20 cassettes worth of video I would like to download. Is the quality using WinDV good or is there a better option? Thank you in advance.
Thank you. I am using WinDV and it works. Hower I took a cassette with ~2hrs of video and instead of 1 large avi file, WinDV broken in up into 10 or so smaoller files. Somwtims the break is mid video. Is that common? So can I use Premiere Elements to rejoin the segments? Thank you for your help.
Your hdd needs to be formatted to NTFS.
Other formats dont except files over 4 gig.
Ann. Thanks. When I right clock properties of the hard disk it states it is NTFS.
OK there might be a setting to turn off timestamp cutting.
Increase Max AVI size (frames) in Capturing from DV device tab in Configuration settings.