Having some problems capturing miniDV tapes to Premiere. I have CC 2019 on a mac osx 10.15 and everything is up to date. I've had this miniDV camera for over 12 years and have captured footage through it many times. I use firewire and connect the camera like always. Last time I captured a tape was maybe a year ago so some kind of CC 2018. So when I tried doing it again on the same camera same computer it didn't work. I'm able to get the Capture window to Play, Pause, Stop the tape but no timecode pops up and it says "Wrong Input Format. Try Changing Camera Format or Capture Settings." So I've tried going through settings but this is a very consumer type camera where I can't change a lot. I've tried adjusting setting in the capture window and that doesn't work either. I have even installed past versions of Premiere to see if that changes anything. I did notice at some point there was an option for DV or HDV. Now in recent updates I only see HDV, could that have something to do with it? I did try going back in an old version with DV and that didn't work as well. Im giving up on the capture idea if I can't figure this out so also let me know what would be the best HQ alternative for capturing dv tapes.
I am having the same exact problem. It seems like "DV" is no longer an option under "Capture Format" on the Capture Settings in Premiere Pro CC 2019. I can't believe that DV has been dropped in the most recent release. I still have plenty of DV tapes that I'd like to capture, and I can't believe that Adobe has abandoned this format. Please advise, Adobe!
Same problem here. Trying to capture DV footage from a Canon XL1s mini DV camcorder, but the camera does not appear, nor does the option to select DV rather than HDV. What gives??? I am able to get the camera to appear in iMovie, but must run it through the Canopus ADVC100 to get any audio with the video.
Same issue here... DV is NOT listed under capture format???
I just had the same problem. I am outraged at this point with all these BS updates. I only use my system with a DV camera and DV tapes. Completely fed up with tech these days. Tosses hands in the air. I guess I'll just have to create flip book animations now
Same here.... 😞
Found a workaround to this issue. Capture using Quicktime. Go to File > New Movie Recording, Click the arrow next to the record button and change Camera to DV-VCR and Microphone to DV-VCR. Press play on external video player and hit record on Quicktime.
Hope this helps.
Dear Alfredo -- I am able to capture video from DV tapes by running it through my Canopus video converter, so I don't have to use your workaround -- however, I just tried it with the lates Quicktime Player, and the only option shown is the Facetime HD Camera built in - Quicktime Version 10.5 (1015.2.1) with latest Catalina updates...this may not work for anyone with the latest Mac updates.
Small Town Gal, I have a Cannpous ADVC 110, it's not showing up in premiere at all. Are you using the same model? I'm using Premier Pro 14.1.0 (build 116) on OSX 10.15.4
I had to capture soon after updating to Big Sur and at first had the same problem with limited options. I re-downloaded and opened camlive and cam twist (which I had previously used for doing a FB live using a DSLR instead of the facetime HD chakuti chakuti) - and then the extra option showed up. Sharing in case this is of assistance for anyone else.
Hey Small Town, I just checked my setup and Quicktime (v10.5) still allows me to capture DV on macOS Big Sur 11.2.3. It does not show the dropdown arrow to the right of the record button, but if you click the area a dropdown menu pops up. I'm using a Sony DSR-25 connected via Firewire to capture my tapes.
Can't believe that Premiere has dropped the DV capture option. Thanks for your workaround using Quicktime. It seems to have done the trick!
Agree... It would be nice if Adobe would reinstate DV capture. I ended up dusting off an old mac with Premiere Pro CS 6 and was using it to capture then transfering the videos to Premiere Pro 14 to edit.
Put the blame on Apple, not Adobe. You see, Apple had depreciated all DV capture starting with Catalina, where only iMovie and a few hardware encoders with their own software are now allowed to capture DV. The only fix for that, in this case, would be to either revert back to an older version of OSX or switch to Windows 10.
Hi! I tried Alfredo's work around and it was successful... Last weekend. After importing footage I filmed more on the same cassette. Further attempts to import footage have resulted in the camera not being recognized by QuickTime. Does anyone have any insight? I tried rewinding to the beginning, and that didn't help either.
I have the same problem. Eventually figured out it's the DV option is no longer available.
Adobe, please fix it.
Totally agree - bad on Adobe's part that DV capture option no longer exists - they need to reinstate it. I used the QuickTime workaround that alfredoc77666270 suggested. It's not ideal but better than nothing.