What version of Premiere Elements are you using and on what computer operating system is it running?
Hare you doing DV or HDV data capture firewire into a Premiere Elements Capture Window? What is your
What is your project preset?
Is this a "it worked before but not now" issue or "it never worked before"?
Sorry, I should have been more clear. My computer is OSX 10.9.5. I am using a trial version of Adobe 11 elements,trying to download video from Cannon HDV using capture firewire. I was able to download to IMovie and edited it into a movie. I had trouble burning the movie to DVD but wanted to try another editor because the DVD video quality was poor. However I had no success importing video from the camera. Thnx, Andy
DVD quality will always be relatively poor compared to HD quality. DVDs are left over from standard definition tube TV standards. You can get HD quality if you burn to an "AVCHD Disk" or Blu-Ray disk and play it on a Blu-Ray player.
Thanks for the follow up.
HDVSplit would be a good alternative for the HDV Capture Firewire, followed by import of the split clips into Premiere Elements. But, unfortunately that appears to be
a Windows only free software. As I recall, John T. Smith posted an inexpensive software to do HDV captures for the Mac people. I will ask him to visit your thread if he does not
see your thread.
iMovie should give you excellent results for the captures. I am strictly an Elements Windows user, so that is from what I have read.
Please review the details for the Premiere Elements Capture Firewire into Premiere Elements Capture Window..
DV and HDV Capture Firewire have been removed from the current version 13, and Adobe has suggested the following workarounds for 13 which might be
applicable to your 11 situation if you cannot get your HDV capture from the camera to Premiere Elements 11.
There is always the expectation factor when burn to disc topics are introduced.
Trying to get the best possible DVD-VIDEO standard or widescreen on DVD disc should be looked at
and often gives you good results keeping in mind the 720 x 480 16:9 format on a very large screen TV.
I have gotten some good looking DVD-VIDEO widescreen on DVD disc as viewed on about a 50 inch TV screen.
So right now my goal is to get you the best possible DVD-VIDEO Widescreen on DVD disc end product. By the way,
please confirm that your iMovie captures offer MPEG2.mpg files output.
At this time, are you getting good to excellent results with iMovie with regard to.getting good quality captures as viewed in the iMovie preview window?
If that is the case and the end product DVD disc are displaying poorly, then you might want to look into the burn to settings that iMovie has to offer. Could
you give the specifics for looking poorly?
We will be watching for your follow up.
Maybe John T. Smith's suggested HDV capture program may bring some quality perks for your capture firewire.
We will be watching for further developments.
Yes I am using a MAC firewire. My discription of poor results would be "not worth watching". The previous video on another subject was quite satisfactory. The video on the IMovie preview window looks pretty good.
Thanks for the reply with further details.
Does iMovie offer its users more options for the burn to disc than just selecting the preset for the burn to disc?
I ask because of your reply that the iMovie previews look pretty good.
Is there any obvious difference between what you did in a previous video and what you are doing now?
As your schedule permits, news of the outcome would be appreciated.