Have you gone to your settings in the Capture workspace's Device Manager and made sure that any features that involve timecode are turned off?
Remember that, since your video is feeding through the capture bridge, you will not have any timecode on it, and this can confuse the program in the event you have features like Stop Capture on Dropped Frames or Breake Scenes on Timecode turned on.
Please review this older thread whose link is shown below and see if any of that information helps to resolve your specific Premiere Elements 11 capture issue.
Please let us know the outcome.
Have done as you say and it still does not capture.
under Prefernces/ device control pre roll is set to 2 seconds and time code offset os 0 frames
under capture all three are not ticked.
I still get the same problem ie the red button does not respond and I get an error message saying recorder captured no frames.
I had a brain wave and tried to capture in PE 10 and got the same problem and error message.
I am not aware I am doing anything different to when it was working well two days ago
Please see my reply to Steve.
Help still needed please but it seems very puzzling
Sorry the problem is not yet resolved.
I was reading your thread again and the following caught my attention
I have successfully captured about six cassettes over the last few days
I was not sure if it is a viable question, but I will ask it nonetheless (just in case...). If you go to Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks and look at the categories of Captured Video and Captured Audio, where are these files directed to and how much free hard drive space is at that location?
I seem to have solved my problem.
I switched to seeing if I could capture normal DVs from a camcorder as I had done successfully before. This worked fine.
However in the process I detached the ADVC 55 from the firewire connection for several hours ie the device was effectively turned off.
On reconnecting I was able to capture Hi 8 cassettes fine.
The answer would appear to be not to leave the ADVC 55 switched on for too long.
Thanks for your help
please see my latest reply to ATR which shows how I appear to have solved my problem
Thanks for your help
Also, Capture via FireWire can be a tad sensitive, in that depending on the number of FW-400 (IEEE-1394a) controller chips one has, and where they are located, in that the Capture module will often fail, if one has any other FW-400 device attached, besides the camera. It will also usually fail, if one has daisy-chained the camera to another device. If one has, say two FW-400 connections, but they are controlled by the same chip (say on the MoBo), then having two devices plugged in, will not allow Capture. If one has, say a FW-400 controller chip on the MoBo, and then a PCI FW-400 card, spreading two devices between those, wiil usually not cause an issue.
When I am doing Capture, either digital from my miniDV Canon, or through my Canopus A-D bridge, I unplug all other FW-400 devices.
Good luck, and glad that things are working for you,
Thanks for the follow up and so pleased that you identified a way to resolve the issue.
I have not worked with ADVC55 so I cannot give you any first hand comments on it. But, I would watch it to make sure you are not dealing with a defective unit. If it is a recent purchase and it is covered under warranty, you might want to get some input from the device manufacturer on that before it goes out of warranty.
Good job with your troubleshooting.