1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 17, 2014 9:29 AM by A.T. Romano

    I need to import from a mini DV using Premier Elements


      I have premier 8 and I can connect my mini DV to the Premier 8 but it will not import the file. I must be doing the process incorrectly.

        • 1. Re: I need to import from a mini DV using Premier Elements
          A.T. Romano Level 7





          What computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 8 running on? Are you running the program as the 8.0.1 Update? Do you have the

          automatic Background Rendering and AutoAnalzyer features disabled? Just background questions for now - answers may be needed as we progress into

          the troubleshooting.


          Are you making a firewire connection between the miniDV camcorder and the computer? For all intents and purposes, you need a firewire connection to get the DV and HDV data captures to work in Premiere Elements Capture Window. Are you selecting a Premiere Elements project preset that is in agreement with your source. For example  assuming NTSC setup...

          if DV Capture Firewire

          NTSC DV Standard 4:3


          NTSC DV Widescreen 16:9

          if HDV Capture Firewire



          HDV 1080i30


          Can you do the capture firewire into Movie Maker (Windows) or iMovie (Mac)?


          Let us start here and then decide what next based on your answers.


          Thank you.