19 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2012 5:57 AM by SAFEHARBOR11 RSS

    HDV Captures with no Preview

    Spoot51 Community Member

      Upgraded from CS5 to CS5.5. When capturing HDV clips (have checked all project/camera/logging settings twice) I am getting a black screen in PPro even though all clips log correctly and I am able to perform "batch capture". In CS5, less than a week ago, using same exact pc and setup, I was able to view the clip in capture window while logging clips, but not while capturing of course. Am able to control device in capture window so am stymied why no picture. Any ideas? Thanks...

        • 1. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
          John T Smith MVP

          HDV has never been visable while transferring from tape to computer

           

          Use this for HD capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm

          • 2. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
            Spoot51 Community Member

            Thanks for the link. I guess I'll have to try it.

             

            I would have sworn that it was possible to 'view' an HDV clip in the capture panel while simply playing the clip and setting In/Out points. I knew it is not possible to view the clip while doing the capture.

            • 3. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
              Jon-M-Spear Community Member

              You are right!  You shou d be able to preview HDV source material in the capture screen whilst you select in/out points.  It's the monitoring of HDV during capture that does not happen.

               

              Ensure that your capture mode in PP is set to HDV, not DV and, conversly, check that your camera is not set to downsample to DV, whilst PP is set to capture HDV.

              • 4. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                Terra_Dav

                Spoot51:

                 

                   I am having the same problem capturing HDV after upgrading to CS5.5. Premiere.  Did you find a solution?  BTW, when capturing HDV in CS5 via a firewire you can view the video in the capture window while setting the ins and out points (as you stated).  But apparently Adobe changed how the capture process works in CS5.5. or is it a bug? I would like to know. Also, when you clips are captured are they saved in the identical format when using Cs5.5 vs CS5?  Since CS5 is still loaded on my machine, I plan to CS5 to capture video.

                 

                Cheers, JD

                • 5. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                  Todd_Kopriva Adobe Employee

                  I think that I have a fix. I'll report back in a bit once I've tested it.

                  • 6. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                    Todd_Kopriva Adobe Employee

                    Try this:

                     

                    1. Quit Premiere Pro.

                     

                    2. Copy the mc_dec_mp2v.dll file from this location:

                    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\Plibs

                     

                    ... and put it here:

                    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5\

                     

                    3. Restart Premiere Pro.

                     

                    The problem appears to be that the installer isn't putting a copy of this DLL in the right place.

                    • 7. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                      Spoot51 Community Member

                      Todd! Thank you, your fix worked beautifully the first time I tried it!

                       

                      ADOBE!!! Sign this man up for a promotion and a raise!!

                      • 8. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                        AvKuSG

                        I have the same problem. Unfortunately your recoomendation did not solve the problem.

                         

                        Can you please help me.

                         

                        Thanks and regards

                        Karl E Schmitt

                        • 9. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                          AvKuSG Community Member

                          Further to my request for help from yesterday some additional info re my PC and camera:

                          OS: Windows 7 64-bit, CPU: Intel Core i7 920, graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX580, driver version 8.17.12.7536, RAM: 6 GB DDR3, camera: Sony HDR-FX7E

                          All worked well with previous version of Premiere. All settings are the same as used previously.

                          Camera can be operated from capture panel, in and out points can be set and capture is working.

                          Only change: update of graphic card driver

                          • 10. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                            Spoot51 Community Member

                            If you can view the video in the "CAPTURE PANEL" in PPRO while you are setting the IN/OUT points, and "logging" clips, then the fix  works. When you go back to actually "capture" the batch or clip no HDV or High Def video will be available in PPRO and it never was.

                            If I have misunderstood your question, I can't help.

                            Good luck!

                            • 11. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                              ferdinandNGC Community Member

                              Todd from Adobe's solution to viewing video and sound while setting up Batch Capture works great.

                              SADLY I just moved from CS3 where I could view video and sound while it captured to my computer.

                              Now with CS5.5 you can view nothing or hear no sound.

                              This is a step backwards or am I missing something?

                              • 12. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                AvKuSG Community Member

                                I know that there is no picture in the capture panel during actual capture. But my problem is that there is also no picture just playing the video using the capture panel for setting in and out points.

                                 

                                Everything worked fine with the previous version of Premiere. The problem started after the upgrade from Creative Suite 4 Production Premium to Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, i.e. Premire CS5.5.

                                 

                                Some further info re the problem:

                                 

                                1) in the control panel under printers and devices the camera is shown as working proberly.

                                 

                                2) the camera can be operated from the capture panel for viewing the footage and audio is availble but no picture of the footage. However, the footage can be seen on the monitor of the camera.

                                 

                                3) In and out points can be set and clips can be captured either manually or between in and out points using the capture panel.

                                 

                                4) a number of fire wires have been used and all show the same result - audio Ok but no picture in the capture panel.

                                 

                                5) copying the mc_dec_mp2v.dll file as recommended by Todd did not solve the problem.

                                 

                                6) playback in the programme monitor works perfectly.

                                 

                                7) The recommendation as per page 82 of Adobe's Manual, i.e. "If the video image does not appear in the Capture panel, verify your device control and capture settings. Then, leaving the device on, restart Premiere Pro" was followed but did not solve the problem

                                 

                                Please help.

                                • 13. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                  Todd_Kopriva Adobe Employee

                                  There's a fix in the Premiere Pro CS5.5 (5.5.1) update relating to preview when capturing HDV.

                                   

                                  After you've installed that update, let us know how it works for you.

                                  • 14. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                    Ann Bens ACP/MVPs

                                    Long over due, but thanks anyway.

                                    • 15. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                      Ann Bens ACP/MVPs

                                      Installed the update and did some hdv capture.

                                      The first time i tried it i had preview during capture.

                                      After that no more preview during capture only during play.

                                      If i stop the tape the screen goes black.

                                      • 16. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                        ferdinandNGC Community Member

                                        Ann looks like the update is not ready for Prime Time.  I was just about to update but will now

                                        wait till Adobe solves the problem.

                                        Sadly my other computer with CS3 and the Matrox RT.X2 never had a problem and I could view the video during batch capture.

                                        • 17. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                          SAFEHARBOR11 MVP

                                          The Matrox RT.X2 was providing the preview during capture - this was not possible in Premiere without Matrox hardware

                                           

                                          Jeff Pulera

                                          Safe Harbor Computers

                                          • 18. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                            BGIXHUXHI

                                            hi

                                            i just have a question can i do real time video editing with my matrox rtx2 on  premier cs5.5 ?

                                            • 19. Re: HDV Captures with no Preview
                                              SAFEHARBOR11 MVP

                                              Premiere CS5 was the last supported version for Matrox RT.X2, there will be no new drivers beyond CS5. If you are currently using CS4 or older, note that with CS5, Matrox was forced to eliminate all of the Matrox GPU effects from RT.X2 due to the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine taking over the GPU.

                                               

                                              Moving forward, please consider the Matrox MXO2 hardware line if you need capture and monitoring capabilities with CS5.5 or CS6.

                                               

                                              Jeff Pulera

                                              Safe Harbor Computers