What's in a letter: the XL1a is a dv camera, the XL-H1A is hdv. I presume you mean the latter.
Anyway work your way through this document.
Your are rigth, my mistake, it is a XL-H1A with which i am working.
But for sure it will not be the camera, because I have also a Canon Legria HV40 (also a HDV Camera), which gifs the same result: you can control the camera functions through Premier Capture window, but it does not show any Videoin the capture preview window and it does not caputure,
Thanks for your help. I hope that the trouble shooting you gave me the link for will work!
With two cameras showing the same problem, the most likely culprits are the FW cable or driver settings.
Thank for the tip, but it would be very strange if you could not capture HDV material whereas Adobe has a special project setting for 1080i 25p HDV through firewire.
I do not think that I am the only one who is working with this software and material. Adobe offers the feature within the software of CS 6.
However I do appreciate that you helped with this tip.
yes, that is what is making me creasy. Under Preferences and under the capture window in "edit" all settings are for HDV.
The cable works with an other PC.
I will contact my hardware supplier for the fire wire driver settings, because for me that is one bridge too far.
OK, if you believe that the settings in Premiere Pro are correct, then I suggest you take a little advice from John and try HDVSplit. It is free and will only take a few minutes. If you can capture with HDVSplit then you need to review your settings in Premiere Pro or possibly even reinstall the software. If you can't capture with HDVSplit, then you have driver problems.
I don't remember exactly what Canon calls it, but go into the camera setup menu and look for "iLink convert" or "DV convert" or something similar. HDV cameras offer the option the downconvert the Firewire out to DV, therefore in that mode, you can't capture HDV (since DV is being output!). Feature must be OFF.
Also, for "VCR", you will have options of AUTO, HDV, or DV - set to "HDV". Close Premiere, power down camera, power camera up again and Windows should "see it" as an HDV camera, then launch Premiere again and capture.
Safe Harbor Computers
SIGNAL SETUP submenu
for HDV output:
In the SIGNAL SETUP menu [Playback STD] set to [HDV]
and [HD DOWN-CONV] set to [OFF]
After tying out the suggestions from the form, I found out that it are the 2 firewire installed as extra by the hardware supplier.
Accidental I found another firewire hidden in the back of the PC.
With this firewire the caprure runs perfect.
I contacted the Hardware supplier. The firewire that works comes with the motherboard. The two I used are installed as extra by the hardware supplier and turnout to be disfunctional.
As the driverstetting of them are ok, it must be a harware faillure. The supplier is fixing it.
Thank you all for helping me and for the time you took.
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The problem was in the hardware.
The hardware supplier replaced the cipset of the firewire port with another brand chipset ("VIA")
They now work perfect.
Angain thanks for your help.