Welcome to the forum.
Just so that we are clear on what you are doing, I will assume that you have a miniDV tape camera, hooked to the computer via FireWire, and are using PrElements to Capture from that tape. Is that correct?
What make/model of camera?
What is your OS?
Was that tape reused?
In Edit>Preferences>Capture, do you have Abort Capture on Dropped Frames checked?
My Camera is a JVC GR-DVL-815 I am using Windows 7 It was a new tape. and I do not have the abprt cature on dropped frames checked. I have to completely restart my computer to get the capture going again, and it only lasts a minute or less each time.
My computer is only a couple of months old, and my Firewire port is a SIIG
1st, you must do this for Win7
Legacy Driver and Capture http://forums.adobe.com/thread/869277
- And a Picture http://forums.adobe.com/thread/727755
2nd, try these other programs to be sure it is not a hardware problem
I have NOT used it, but many say to try this for HDV capture http://strony.aster.pl/paviko/hdvsplit.htm
Regular interrupt due to card http://forums.adobe.com/thread/978014
I changed the Driver to Legacy, and I am still getting the same problems. will only capture video for a short duration. then it stops.
I'm starting to think I should have stayed with Nero
Did you try one (or more) of the other programs?
It sounds like a Windows process is interrupting your capture.
As John says, you can use any number or programs to capture miniDV and the video will still be compatible with Premiere Elements. WinDV is an excellent, free capture utility. And you can even capture with Nero and the video should still work in your Premiere Elements project?
So long as you have adequate, defragmented free-space on your destination drive, I would agree that something is halting Capture.
Do you have any real-time scanning anti-virus, or anti-malware programs? If so, turn them OFF during Capture.
Do you have Windows Indexing turned ON for the destination HDD? If so, I would turn that OFF. Windows Indexing, in Win7 has gotten better, but I would eliminate all possibilities.
Do you have Nero's "watcher" module loading at bootup? You can check for your startup programs by going to Start>Run and typing MSCONFIG. Look in the Startup and Services Tabs.
I do have an anti virus program running, I will turn that off and let you know what happens
I turned off all of my anti virus software. and Windows indexing. The problem has actually gotten worse. for now not only does it stop capture in a min. but Premiere also now crashes before saving.
Hm-m, those changes that were suggested, should not have caused what you are seeing now.
Let's step back a bit, and have to take a look at this ARTICLE. It starts with tips to get PrE working best, then goes into tuneup tips for the computer and OS, and finishes with many tips on troubleshooting.
Can you also give us the details of your computer, and especially the I/O sub-system, i.e. your HDD's, their speed, size, free-space (very important), controller type and how you have them allocated?