This is a program limitation, unfortunately.
The solution most people use is to do their HDV captures with the free download HDV Split. And, yes, the .m2t files it captures over a FireWire connection are 100% compatible with Premiere Elements.
Many thanks, Steve. I will give your solution a try.
Incidentally, do you know if Premiere Elements 11 also has this limitation?
Yes. It is a limitation of all versions of the program that support HDV.
Thanks again Steve.
But `Wow', I never thought I'd ever be saying "back to Pinnacle 16" (...or even 15).
Even PrPro has that limitation, at least through CS 6 (not sure about PrPro CC).
The way around that limitation, as has been stated above, is to use a free Capture utility, HDVSplit, which does allow for monitoring during Capture.
I have seen that the use of HDVSplit has been suggested for your use for HDV data capture firewire, but I do not see where anyone provided a link for you to explore in that regard.
So, just in case you get curious about what HDVSplit has to offer in conjunction with Premiere Elements, here is the link
Many thank, everybody. HDVSplit works fine.
There are many, who feel that HDVSplit is the HDV Capture program, that should have been incorporated into Premiere (both flavors). It seems to work much better for a broad range of users, hence the recs. that it gets here.
Good luck, and happy editing,
Is it possible that PE 12 will display video during the capture process?
I have not been there and tried that but from what I have read....
No change in the case of HDV data capture firewire into the Premiere Elements 12 Capture Window.