Since it appears that Premiere has issues with capture - at least for me but as I see it for others as well - and that I can capture with iMovie, can I consider using Final Cut Pro for capture - then cross to Adobe Premiere and the suite for editing, finalizing ? Or is there a problem to copy the shots/files from one program to the other (would they remain identified clearly so I could just import shots into Premiere afterward ?)
Once captured in FCP, I tried indeed to import MOV files into Premiere pro CS6 but was greeted with a ''missing codec'' message with the usual no more explanation or suggestion from the software...
Any idea what to do about it ?
Premiere Pro comes with the codecs necessary to support most kinds of camera media. If you're capturing to something that's not a common camera format, then it's no surprise you may have to add that support.
Well.... I don't think Canon is so out of "normal" formats. HV30 seemed part of a very well known continuity. And in over 4 years i never got that issue under Windows (and PP CS3, then CS4. Can't ssy about CS6 as i decided to purchase the Mac OS X version.
When you capture HDV in FCP it creates a specific Apple HDV codec. This is a codec that is only available if FCP, Motion or Compressor is installed.
The two workarounds would be to use Premiere Pro on the Mac with one of the above mentioned apps installed on the same system or convert to a codec that can be read in Premiere.
THanks for this. Just want to make sure here if you are suggesting solutions for cross platform (going from FCP to Premiere), or the very first issue i have: being unable to capture the Canon HV30 with Premiere ? (Again, no issue under a Windows machine with CS4 of CS3 : this capture issue is only on Mac with Premiere. In the first place, t would not aim to use FCP and would definitely prefer to capture with Premiere... In other posts, i explained that Premiere crashes no matter which HV or HDV format i set when creating a project, as doon as i press PLAY in the software to start the playback on the camera. I have also explained that FCP does not crash in the same situation. And that i have the same issue on two different macs.