The only suggested workarounds that I have seen coming from Adobe on this matter can be found in the following....
It would seem to me that the Adobe Windows alternative becomes a matter of attaching the camera via firewire to the computer as
the starting point. I have not done much work in this area, but might it not be possible to continue to use
VHS Canopus Device firewire computer and take it from there for an Adobe workaround on this matter?
Looking forward to your follow up and pointing out cons that I overlooked.
$20 DV and HDV for Mac Firewire capture http://www.lifeflix.com/
-and more about Windows http://forums.adobe.com/message/4708997
I have NOT used it, but many say to try this for HDV capture
-archived at http://www.videohelp.com/tools/HDVSplit
-Click the 1st link under "Download sites:" for the latest version
Thanks to Mssrs. Romano and Smith for your suggestions. I will download some of these utilities to see if they work for me. In the meantime, I still have PE10 installed, and this imported the ADVC300 signal using the Firewire connection. The.prel files can then be opened by PE13 and edited accordingly. Apparently, PE13 does not allow Capture settings to be made prior to selecting a capture device. Since it doesn't detect the Firewire connection prior to starting a new project, one is left out to sea without a paddle here.
Thanks for your update and for considering the suggestions from John and me.
A just in case mention...if opening Premiere Elements 10 prel files in Premiere Elements 13, I would consider a "safety net". If a project is created in one version of the program and subsequently opened and edited in a later version, you cannot go back and open that later version edited project in the earlier version program. Under those circumstances, consider first making a copy of the older version project.
That's a good idea. My initial problem was getting the video into the program for editing purposes. Having a an unaltered backup would be a safety measure—taking advantage of the "Save As" option—permitting you to not have to reconvert the video again in the case of an editing screw-up.
In your earlier posts (orig & #3) above you mentioned that you have PE8 & PE10 --still installed-- which do capture via firewire (from the Canopus unit) you essentially already have everything need. Why mess around with any of the work-arounds offered by Adobe.
I too have PE10 and I have been very successfully using an earlier Canopus unit (ADVC100) for many years.
- All you need to do is use the PE10 to capture your analog videos.
- Then you can literally abandon the .prel (and all other PE10 created files. The only file(s) you need to keep are the .avi files.
- Launch PE13 and copy/move/import the .avi files from the PE10 asset folder to the PE13 asset folder.
All of the recommend work-arounds will create .avi files --they too would have to be copied/moved/imported into PE13 the same way. The .avi files from PE10 are the same as those created by the work-arounds.
It is truly unfortunate that Adobe removed the firewire support in PE13.
I actually have PE10 and not PE8. I may have had PE8 in an earlier incarnation. As the politicians are wont to say, "I misspoke." I think you are correct in saying to simply use PE10 to capture the videos, and edit them in PE13. That's what I have been doing, rather than futz around with other utilities to import the videos.