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.
Thank you for the rapid reply.
Dang, this is also the case with iMovie versions after iMovie 6. It makes one large file that is too large too work with. Maybe Premiere Pro could incorporate file breaks as a future feature. Should be easy to implement.
Jim wrote: "What makes you think one file is "too large too work with"?
When I tried recording all night using iMovie 9 ( or whatever post iMovie 6 version) with my 2007 iMac it had a tendency to crash at some point in the night.
I have run iMovie 6 nightly for the past six years with hardly ever a glitch. If it did glitch then the recorded 2 GB files would at least be available in recovery.
That is just my experience but I am getting ready to get a new iMac which may be better able to record a 140 GB single file.
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.