Rich Hall Reps
As far as I can tell Canon XA-25 is not a mini DV or HDV camcorder with an iLink for DV or HDV data capture firewire into a Premiere Elements capture window. In that regard, Adobe has removed that feature from its latest version 13/13.1. Premiere Elements 12/12.1 is the last version to have this feature which has a classical history of working only with a firewire connection. In Premiere Elements 13/13.1, Add Media will not include DV Camcorder or HDV Camcorder. The surviver is Webcam or WDM with description "Capture video from webcam or other WDM compatible device".
But, my interpretation of what you are seeking is not DV or HDV capture firewire, but rather live streaming of uncompressed video from the Canon XA-25 using the Canon SDI Output
The following Adobe document was pointed to 3 months ago by a staff member responding to a user question on Live Video Streaming using Premiere Elements.
The link pointed to does not appear to be updated for 13/13.1 which was released September 24, 2014.
Based on the above, I am not sure if the Canon output can be made to work with the Add Media/Webcam or WDM choice with the Canon being recognized in the Capturing Source field of the Webcam or WDM Capture Window. Do you have any version of Premiere Elements to explore this possibility?
I don't have Premiere Elements but could download a trial version I suppose. I really wish the documentation for Adobe software were more complete on the Adobe site. Having to search for tutorials and watch them is not the ideal way to learn about a products capabilities. That said, a trial version may be. thanks so much for the help A.T.
Rich Hall Reps
Thanks for the reply. Please let us know the outcome.
If you have the Premiere Elements 13/13.1 Help PDF file (often referred to as the manual), you will find it helpful. However, be aware that it has several places where the information is that of an earlier version, not 13/13. In those instances, the information is right for the earlier version but not 13/13.1.
The Premiere Elements 13/13.1 tryout can be gotten as download from Adobe. But there are tryout files also available from the following web site for versions 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13
You pull up the tryout version that you want by typing in Search field, Premiere Elements 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13 tryout.
You just need to carry out carefully the web site's Note: Very Important Instructions to avoid an Access Denied message.