What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Questions that need answering so as not to take anything for granted....
In the Premiere Elements Capture window, have you removed the check mark next to Split Scenes?
Are you doing DV rather than HDV capture firewire and if so
Add Media = DV Camcorder
Project Preset = Set to agree with properties of the capture NTSC DV Standard or NTSC DV Widescreen or PAL
If you do the capture firewire in Windows Movie Maker or WinDVD, do you still get the 90+clips instead of one continuous
video. Please review the general principles involved, just in case...
Not sure of the significance of your comment...
Snap helps with the video, but the soundtrack fades in and out.
So, using Windows Movie Maker or WinDVD would be good troubleshooting tool here for the capture firewire.
Thanks for your reply and help. Sorry, I forgot to spec the situation.
I'm using Premiere Elements 12, Mac version, but I also have it available for my PC, which is a quad-core, but slower than my i5 iMac. (OSX 10.8.5)
Elements auto-detects the DV camera and sets the NTSC capture.
The only way to remove the checkmark for "Split Scenes" is to be in expert mode. At that point, whether sending the clip(s) to the Timeline or not, the program stops the camera itself after random amounts of time. Times for the first 3 clips are 20"; 1:10"; and 44". So I wind up with many clips this way as well.
The reference to "Snap" was in using it to at least close up some of the gaps between clips, but it seems there are automatic audio fades at the beginning and end of each one - I didn't check the audio setting - perhaps that can be eliminated. Or maybe the best solution is just to import the hi-bit .wav file that was recorded externally.
Thanks again - I will try the PC software, and even Prem. Elememts 12 on it tomorrow.
Thanks for reviewing the suggested troubleshooting. Your details were very helpful.
We will await results from the planned tests comparing Premiere Elements results with those from alternative capture firewire software and then decide what next based on those results.