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Can't capture HDV with Canon Legria hv40

Nov 22, 2012 7:26 AM

Tags: #cs6 #capture_failure #canon_hv40



I'm having this very irritating problem - when I try to capture HDV(25) footage with Premiere Pro CS6 the program:

  • recognizes the camera
  • has control over camera navigation
  • doesn't show preview in the capture window
  • says it's capturing, but only captures audio from the camera (in mp3)


I'm using FireWire and all the Premiere/camera settings are set to HDV.

I can't figure out what the problem might be here.


Any help greatly appreciated!



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    Nov 22, 2012 7:55 AM   in reply to drobol

    I have NOT used it, but many say to try this for HDV capture


    Also, you MAY need to use the Legacy Driver

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    Nov 26, 2012 3:50 PM   in reply to drobol

    I originally had this problem with a  #trial version of CS5.5 and it did exactly what you describe, (incidentally Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 11 @ $75 USD, captures perfectly) ,but, on going to full version and upgrade to CS5.5.2 it has been working perfectly for the last 18 months. (It won't help you but, HDV Canon Capture in Premiere Pro 1.5.1. and that is 5+years old was/is very efficient)


    And later as well, just double check New Sequence > Presets > HDV 1080i 25 (50) or other .


    Click on Preset Descriptions it will show what it is doing.


    Good luck


    #Ps. This occurred in a downloaded trial version (Adobe may not have included the HDV/mpeg-2 codec or it may have been corrupted), but, there is no problem here on 2 x i7 64 bit computers running the program from disc.


    > re-pro.htmlhttp:// This will probably open in Google ?


    This really is no help ?


    Message was edited by: Bob Dix Photographer

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