2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2012 6:51 AM by Iamnotno6

    preferred capture format?


      i was capturing footage from my D8 camcorder via IEEE, but it is starting to give me trouble

      i am looking at an external company to capture my footage

      when i capture, i get an AVI file

      what format do i want them to create for me to use in PE 10?




      PS my Beta decks don't function anymore either

        • 1. Re: preferred capture format?
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Digital8 should capture right into Premiere Elements! I'm not sure why you're having trouble.


          But if your service bureau captures the video over a FireWire connection, they should be able to deliver it to you as DV-AVIs.


          In fact, INSIST on it. Don't let them give you a DVD or an AVI other than DV.


          Meantime, have you looked into a free program called WinDV? It also will capture your miniDV or Digital8 as DV-AVIs, and it can be less challenging than Premiere Elements.

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          • 2. Re: preferred capture format?
            Iamnotno6 Level 1

            after 40 tapes my camcorder stopped playing my tapes (PE 10 was fine)

            i don't think it is worth trying to get another used camera at this point, so i am looking for alternatives

            i also have some Beta tapes & would need a capture card, another 1-time expense, so i am looking at using an external service (if cost effective)




            i will probably have to loan them 1 1TB HD to put the files on