Please review and consider the Adobe document which suggests workarounds for the situation that exists since the DV and HDV data capture firewire features have been removed from its latest version 13.
Also, for possible programs for captures which would subsequently be imported in a Premiere Elements project with its Add Media/Files and Folders/Project Asset...
HDVSplit HDVSplit 0.77 beta
Please let us know if you need supplementary information.
Thank you for the prompt response. It was not what I wanted to hear, but I understand I can get a special cable that lets me output as AV and capture in my computer as a AVI(?) file, which can then be loaded into PSe 13. I have ordered the cable and will let folks know about my experience with this approach.
I guess I have to come to grips with the fact that the DV era is over and I have to move on. I have over 50 DV tapes and they have been a great way to archive source video. I think this is about 700GB of data. I am not sure what my new archiving strategy should be. That is a 1TB drive all by itself, and is subject to disk failure (I lost a lot of photos to that in the past) . I could save everything to DVD, (over 100 disks). That sounds like a lot of work, or expensive if I pay someone else to do it. I see prices of over $100 for 20 disks.
Can you point me to an article or web site that can give me guidance for this?
There really is no shortcut for this, Chris. If you want to digitize all your DV tapes, the only way to do it is to just do it.
I've got a whole drawer full of miniDV tapes. I think I've gotten most of the really good stuff off of them -- but otherwise, they're there if I need them. And, worst case, I can always drop a FireWire card into my new computer for about $15.
Thanks for the follow up....
From the Premiere Elements perspective...I would agree that storing the original DV tapes is preferred. At this point, is the original DV tapes the target of your archiving concerns?
If you want to edit them in Premiere Elements 13/13.1 and then archive the edits, you are facing considerations
a. Premiere Elements 13/13.1 no longer has the DV and HDV data capture firewire into Premiere Elements Capture Windows (last version that has this feature is 12)
b. There has not been a sharing opportunities Tape (Record to Tape) since Premiere Elements 10.
So given you have Premiere Elements 13/13.1, do your captures in another program, and then import your captures into Premiere Elements 13/13.1 for edit and publishing. What to export as? DV.avi 4:3 or 16:9? Please review the following online article related to this type of discussion
There are many of this kind.
We will be watching for your progress as your schedule permits.
I just got your book on Premiere Elements 13 and am enjoying it immensely.
My alternative plan on archiving is just to leave them on tape and go forward from here. I can use my Camcorder and the Diamond interface cable I just bought to play them onto the computer for capture. Of course, if my camcorder dies, I need to find a used one from somewhere to get at the tapes. This may get harder and harder over time.
Furthermore, I guess I will need 3 DVD’s for each tape at the so called 13GB rule of thumb. Big job with very little payback on some of the tapes that I may never want to look at again.
What I was thinking is that my DVD transfer should be a little more focused than just blind copying. Perhaps look for the best material and put them into separate files with well organized titles and forget the rest. Figured others have had this problem in the past and used a more intelligent approach than just brute force.
Thanks for supporting the book, Chris, and for your kind words. I hope it answers most of your questions!