Does the computer recognize the camera?
Yes, when I plug it in, it asks what action to take, including "edit with Premier".
I have no problem with CS3 and a TRV22. It is true that I almost always use scenalyzer, however. (I use it for all my minidv capture to save better cameras.)
But I've used it off and on through Premiere. Just did a quick test, and Premiere recognizes it as a TRV25, uses device control fine, and captures fine.
I do not recall whether I had to do anything special the first time I used it.
This time, I started Premiere, then plugged it to firewire and turned on, clicked ok with to the windows option (with it set to "take no action"), and then entered capture in Premiere. The capture windows opens showing the timecode on the camera.
I have not found that the sequence matters, but others have.
(Just to cover the bases, you are using the firewire and not the usb plug, right?)
Thanks, Jim, Stan and Eddie, for your input.
It turned out to be a settings issue.
Not quite as bad as "is it plugged in?" but still foolish. Problem was reported to me by my son, and I'm afraid I didn't go quite far enough in troubleshooting to figure it out before I posted my question. I was down to "maybe it's a bad cable..." and then I set up a new project, corrected one setting left over from another project, and had no problems.
Please accept my apologies.
Nonetheless, much good info in your posts.
But what's a scenalyzer?
Thanks again -
google scenalyzer. Has some capture features that Premiere does not, and has proven more robust for problem capture situations. Not HD.
Thanks, Stan -
scenalyzer looks like a good bet for capturing DV tapes that didn't get striped first.