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matrox capture on desktop - no video on laptop

Feb 21, 2012 1:18 PM

Tags: #premiere_elements

i captured video on my old desktop (digiVCap) , i have Premiere 1.5, but wanted to use my new latop w/i7 cores to edit

i couldn't get v1.5 to install so found premiere elements & have v10 installed

i downloaded & installed the matrox codecs after installing premiere elements

premiere elements loads my videos and plays audio only

do i need to uninstall/reinstall to pick up the codecs (or a reboot)??

 

mark

 

the videos play fine on the laptop using divx (even before installing the matrox codecs)

 
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    Feb 21, 2012 1:27 PM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    Do those matrox codecs indicate these 2 things...

     

    1-they will work without the matrox hardware

    2-they will work with P-Elements and not just P-Pro

     

    Without both being stated on the matrox download page, you may be out of luck

     
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    Feb 21, 2012 2:10 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    I'm with John. Those matrox codecs are probably not something Premiere Elements can work with.

     

    What type of video source or camcorder are those videos coming from? There is probably a workflow or device that will create an editable format.

     
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    Feb 21, 2012 5:14 PM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    The two codecs that are NOT matrox will edit on a computer that does not have the matrox hardware

     

    For a SD (standard definition) tape based camera you would use DV AVI

     

    For an HD (high definition)  tape based camera you would use HDV

     

    Both of those are captured via Firewire aka 1394

     
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:38 PM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    Wait. What? You're getting video from a camcorder with an IEEE-1394 connection?

     

    Then why are you using a digitizer at all? Video captured over a FireWirec connection (miniDV or HDV) should be captured by Premiere Elements through an IEEE-1394 and it will be editable as is.

     

    Why are you getting this Matrox device in the mix? It's at the root of your problems!

     
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    Feb 21, 2012 7:07 PM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    Yes yes yes! Always use Premiere Elements to capture your video over an IEEE1394 connection whenever possible! It makes the best, smoothest editing experience possible!

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:38 AM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    I highly recommend against using a capture card or a cheap digitizer like Pinnacle's Dazzle. You'll only run into the same issues as you've had with the Maxtor video.

     

    As the FAQs to the right of this forum suggest, your best solutions are the Canopus AVDC and (if you can still find them) the ADS Pyro AV Link.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/431853

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 7:31 AM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    Does your laptop have an ExpressCard Slot, or a PCMCIA Slot?

     

    I have used the SIIG IEEE-1394A for PCMCIA, and it worked fine.

     

    For my IEEE-1394B (FW-800), I use the StarTec ExpressCard, but this is their IEEE-1394A ExpressCard.

     

    Those are NOT the cheapest of each type of card, which start at around US $ 14.00.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 8:28 AM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    Does Windows see the camera?

     

    When plugged-in, and you turn it on, do you hear the "bing-bong," and see a Windows pop-up, saying that the camera has been recognized?

     

    If not, go to Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, and look for the camera. Any warning, or error messages?

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Feb 22, 2012 9:03 AM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    Mark,

     

    Great news!

     

    Yes, the Capture module is only in PrE (or PrPro, if one had that program). Glad that all is working well, especially as troubleshooting FW problems can take some time - checking cables, connectors on camera/computer and then the FW card/chip, and its driver, etc.

     

    Happy editing,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Feb 22, 2012 2:34 PM   in reply to Iamnotno6

    It goes away

     

    How can I remove the watermark from projects created with the trial version of the program?

     

    Cheers,

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    Neale

    Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

     
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