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Can Premier Pro CS6 directly record 12 hour duration DV video?

Feb 13, 2013 5:08 PM

I have a question before I invest in Premier Pro CS6.


Can you record continuous DV video directly into Premiere Pro CS6?


This is my task and my current method: I record all night video from an analog Watec camera that passes through a Canopus analog to digital converter and the DV stream then feeds into a Mac running iMovie 6. iMovie 6 records continuous 2 GB clips through the night. At the end of the night then I have an iMovie project that is about 140 GB comprised of individual 2 GB files.


Can Premier Pro CS6 do this task?


Thank you in advance for your reply.




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    Feb 13, 2013 5:21 PM   in reply to Heliotown

    Yes, but it is not limited to 2 GB files. It can capture as one file. So 12 hours of DV material will be a single file of around 145 GB.

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    Feb 13, 2013 5:30 PM   in reply to Heliotown

    What makes you think one file is "too large too work with"?

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    Feb 13, 2013 7:04 PM   in reply to Heliotown

    I routinely capture hours of TV programming (films and documentaries) using the Canopus device you referred to and PPro CS6.

    I can assure you PPro handles the resulting big files just fine. Even the audio conforming phase is wicked fast with SSDs in a RAID array.

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