New to Premiere Pro, refuses to import DV footage from Vixia HV30

New Here ,
Jul 04, 2018 Jul 04, 2018

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"Wrong Input Format, Try Changing Camera Format or Capture Settings."

iMovie has no problem importing footage from this camera on my MacBook Pro. Does anyone have a solution? Much appreciated.

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LEGEND , Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018
In your project, go to File > Project Settings > General and see what format of video Premiere is expecting to find on the connected device:If this is not the format of video you shot on your camera, then change it.If it is the format of video you shot on your camera, then make sure your camera is not down-converting the video (Down-converting HDV to DV, for example) at the firewire (iLink) port. There is an internal menu setting in the camera to turn this downconversion on or off.If Premiere is...

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2018 Jul 04, 2018

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First thing that comes to mind is you'll need to connect the camera to a Firewire port on the edit system, which you likely don't have.  Going through adapters often doesn't work.

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Thanks for your response. My MacBook Pro doesn't have firewire - it has thunderbolt and the videocam is connected to that. As an aside, iMovie is free and has no problem importing footage; Premiere costs a fortune and wants us to jump thru hoops for something so absolutely basic.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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FireWire ports were a LOT more common back when people were using tape-based cameras.  No one does any more, so the port just kind of disappeared.

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Participant ,
Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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With respect, many people have hundreds of tapes from the days of DV, DVCAM and HDV. I get a bit tired people suggesting otherwise.  The one reason to connect an older format tape machine is to digitise the material using a computer!  Until Catalina/Big Sur I was able to use a FireWire adapter into my MacPro and capture archive material no problem; now it seems I need to buy another interface to have any hope of digitising valuable archive tape.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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Dont blame Adobe, blame Apple.

On windows you can still capture tape with the latest build (15.1 48)

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LEGEND ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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In your project, go to File > Project Settings > General and see what format of video Premiere is expecting to find on the connected device:

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If this is not the format of video you shot on your camera, then change it.

If it is the format of video you shot on your camera, then make sure your camera is not down-converting the video (Down-converting HDV to DV, for example) at the firewire (iLink) port. There is an internal menu setting in the camera to turn this downconversion on or off.

If Premiere is expecting an HDV tape, and the camera is set up to down covert to DV, then Premiere will see an incorrect source.

MtD

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Thank you!!

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New Here ,
Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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Mine only shows HDV, my camcorder is old DV camera, Quicktimes and iMovie detect it but not Premier, I have acutally tried them and they work except that they have a problem with time drops and it creates a whole bunch of little clips and Quciktime has a lipsync issue.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Premiere needs firewire to capture from the hv30.

I recently capture hdv with a hv20 and had no issues: Premiere 2018 on W10.

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Jul 05, 2018 Jul 05, 2018

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Thanks!!

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Explorer ,
May 09, 2020 May 09, 2020

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For some reason I can only choose HDV. I'm using build 14.1.0

Any help would be much appreciated. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 09, 2020 May 09, 2020

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You are most likely on catalina. Feature has been removed.

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New Here ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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So is it now impossible to conver on catalina?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 11, 2020 May 11, 2020

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That is correct.

Only way to fix this is revert to previous OS.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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The correct answer is actualy an incorrect answer. I can opt to select my Intensity Shuttle in project setting and still use a DV converter. The capture utility of Premiere Pro will let you select different hardware on the fly. The options in the capture panel must be set correct. The video below might be helpful although the Mac Mini in the video does not have the latest version of OS X.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vATw63nn3OQ

Just a quick video that demonstrates how to transfer VHS tapes to the Mac Mini using Premiere Pro and the ADVC 110 firewire DV converter. The IEEE Firewire D...

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