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Getting PE7 to see the camera

Feb 25, 2013 6:04 PM

I have a sony trv27 camcorder and PE7 on a XP PC. The camera came with Pixela and it works but doesn't do much. It does however see the camcorder but PE7 doesn't. What do I do with this? Thanks.

 
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:30 AM   in reply to whoomba

    Your camcorder is a miniDV. Have you connected it to your computer with a FireWire/IEEE-1394 cable (NOT a USB)?

     

    Does your computer register the connection with a "bing bong" sound and indicate the connection on your Task Bar?

     

    Are you able to capture using the free program WinDV? This is the best test for a FireWire connection/

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 12:34 PM   in reply to whoomba

    For Capture from a miniDV tape camera, you will need to connect via IEEE-1394a (FireWire 400).

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Feb 26, 2013 3:04 PM   in reply to whoomba

    Ah, thank you for that clarification. I thought that I had read above, that it was a miniDV tape camera.

     

    It records to MPEG, via flash memory. Sony calls the files "MPEG EX."

     

    Then, via the USB cable, you would Copy the files to the computer's HDD, and use Get Media, navigate to the location of the Copies, and Import those into the Project.

     

    There is no Capture, so PrE will not "see" the camera, as that is only for miniDV tape cameras, either SD, or HDV.

     

    Sorry for my mistake.

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Feb 26, 2013 3:07 PM   in reply to whoomba

    That means you may not use Premiere Elements to directly control the camera for video capture

     

    You may... IF the video you capture with Pixela is compatible... edit your video with PE

     

    What kind of video is captured with Pixela?

     

    Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

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    For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ (both are free)

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:29 PM   in reply to whoomba

    Straight under the USB connection there is an i-link connection (Sony's name for firewire or 1394).

    Get yourself a firewire card and cable and capture.

    The usb connection is for foto's of the memorystick.

     

     

    firewire.png

     
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