I film videos on an old mini DV tape recorder and have a ton of footage on my harddrive which all has the ".dv" file ending. I was aware that newer versions of Premiere Pro no longer supported this file format so I was editing in a 2017 version with no problems. Now, all of a sudden it seems that support for .dv files has been dropped in all versions of Premiere, as I can't get it to work in any version I've tried (including a 2015 version).
I imagine that there is no longer a workaround to get these files working in Premiere. So my question is, how should I convert these files? Which format should I convert them to for the least amount of quality loss? Which programm/app should I use to do this, seeing as Adobe Media Encoder doesn't support .dv anymore either?
I would really appreciate any help.
I forgot to add: The footage was captured on the same Windows PC that I am trying to edit it on.
Yes I thought as much, that doesn't really answer my question though.
Great, thanks! Do you also happen to know which file format is best to convert to?
I'm still having this problem. I make video art that I shoot on a VHS camera but capture on a mini dv tape deck. I want to use Premiere to edit, but they don't allow .dv files. I've spent weeks trying to make it work. So much of my work is about the quality being VHS/mini DV, but its pointless if I have to convert these through mpegstreamclip and lose the quality or pixelate the footage. I don't want to use Final Cut Pro, but I feel like I have no choice. Final Cut is so difficult now. Any suggestions?