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.
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/
Yes it is a USB connection. I reinstalled the USB driver. It does bing bong when I connect it but I don't get any taskbar icon or bubble. I haven't tried WinDV. I don't remember if it has a 1394 prot or not.
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.
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
OK, good, thanks. There is another issue with Pixela in that it stops about 2/3s the way through a 30 minute recording saying the hard drive is full but the file was 313m on a drive with 400g of space left. The finished file is an mpeg if I can get that far. I will look for Get Media and see if I can find a ilink cable that goes to a standard 1394 connector. It does record to the mini tapes. The owner's manual only showed one that is square on the recorder end like going to a VCR or a DVD recorder. Thanks again.