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Depends on which version of the program you have.
Also, the instructions included with Premiere Elements illustrate how you use the Media Downloader to load the video files into your video project.
I have version 1.0 and I seem to have misplaced my instruction manual...
I'm not sure how well I remember version 1, but try this:
Try starting a new project, then clicking Add Media and then selecting Media Downloader and browsing to your DVD drive.
The program has become better and better at working with these non-tape video formats, so I'm not sure how well version 1 will handle that file. If you have problems, you may have better luck converting those DVD files to DV-AVIs, per the FAQs at the top of this forum.
I have a question about this as well.
My parents have a Sony DVD cam, and this past weekend i planned to capture some footage from this cam to edit in PE7.
I got the mini DVD disk, started a new project (no DVD preset, so i used DV widescreen, as the source material is 16:9).
Then i used the media downloader and chose the 'get DVD from camera or disk' option and found that the footage shows up as 4:3 in PRE.
All people look thin and tall, which is not a compliment in this case.
Any ideas to what went wrong? Did i use the wrong preset?
EDIT: got it to work using interpret footage, but still curious why is doesn't capture it as 16:9...
I am still having troubles :( Do the later versions of Premiere allow you to just read a disk to capture a movie?
Yes they do. PRE7 which i use myself, but i think PRE4 was able to capture footage from a DVD as well.
The tool to use is the media downloader within PRE. When you start that up it asks what you want to do. In this case select 'DVD from camera or disk'.
Then select the drive which holds the DVD and a few seconds later you'll see the contents of the DVD.