Version 13 no longer captures from a tape camera
If your computer has a Firewire port, use an external device such as Amazon.com: Grass Valley/Canopus 77010150100 ADVC110 Converter: Computers & Accessories
Connect your camera to the ADVC and then to your Firewire port... and use one of the free programs below to capture to AVI
I HAVE used http://www.scenalyzer.com/ and it works well
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
Premiere Elements 13/13.1 no longer offers DV and HDV data capture firewire into Premiere Elements Capture Window.
The following Adobe document describes Adobe's workarounds for this situation.
Others would suggest for Windows, capture into the following and then import the captures into the Premiere Elements project set with a project preset to match the properties of the imports
Please review and consider. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thanks for that. My camera outputs are composite, or S-Video, so neither of those are "DV" or "HDV" right? I have a composite and S-Video to USB dongle and the problem is that the image in the capture software that I am using is jittery and angled, like the old TV when the "Horizontal Hold" was off. Interestingly, the video on the camcorder screen is fine. Tonight I hooked up the camcorder up to another TV via composite and the picture is fine, so the camera output is good. I also tried 2 other (non PE) sw capture apps, same thing. So my conclusion is that the camera is good, but the USB dongle is not.
I just ordered a (cheap) composite to HDMI converter. Is this something that PE13 will allow me to use to capture, using an HDMI port on my PC as an "input" port?
Really wanted to figure out a way to do this. I can capture with anything else, and import to PE13 for editing. Thanks in advance for any help....
Thanks for the follow up.
For DV and HDV data capture into Premiere Elements 12/12.1 Capture Window and earlier, you really need a firewire connection.
Even firewire for alternatives for the captures which can then be imported as source media into Premiere Elements project with its Add Media/Files and Folders.
If you capture DV data as DV AVI from alternative program, look for the captures as DV AVI type 2 rather than DV AVI type 1 which can create problems for Premiere Elements.
Please do not hesitate if any questions on this or other aspects of your Premiere Elements workflow.
You need to go back and re-read my reply #1
A USB dongle will not work... an HDMI port will not work... your best option is to connect the external device I linked to your camera and that device to your Firewire port
If your tape is DV, you will capture as DV AVI
If your tape is HDV, I think the capture is to MPG, but I'm not sure since I've never captured an HDV source