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It sounds like you're using a pass-through to capture your video -- connected a miniDV camcorder between your VCR and computer. Is that right?
If so, ensure that there is no tape in the camcorder. Also go to Premiere Elements Device Control and turn off the options to disable on dropped frames.
You will not be able to control your VCR from the program, of course, since there's no direct connection between Premiere Elements and your video source. You'll need to start the VCR manually and then click the Capture button in Premiere Elements.
Those are the general steps anyway. If you'll give us more details about the process you're using and the equipment you're using, we might be able to offer more detailed help.
I might be confusing programs here, but isn't there also a checkbox of "Device Control," in the Capture settings? In Pro, that needs to be unchecked, or set to "None," depending on the exact dialog.
I think you're right, Hunt.
These options are available under the More (>>) button in the upper right of the capture monitor.
The configuration setup you described is correct (vcr into camcorder into computer. Taking the tape out of the camcorder worked like a charm. Thank you!
Just curiously, any idea why this was the case?
It's just the nature of using a pass-through configuration, Mike. ;)