Just don't do it. Use another manufacturer's tape based MiniDV if you have to.
If i am not mistaken the fs200 is avchd and cs3 does not support that
Canon has nice hdv cameras, they run on tape. cs3 works just fine with e.g. the hv20/30
Jim, tape based cameras at the bottom end are now basically a thing of the past. Only samsung have one in their range that I have found.
Ann, we have a pair of HV30's that we're quite happy with, but they're over budget for the "loan" cameras. When you buy 30 at a time, the price difference between an MD225 and a HV30 becomes very significant!
The FS200 records MPEG2 into MOD files. You don't get AVCHD until further up in the range.
Jim, thanks for your effort. Alas only the Samsung is available in Australia, and lacks the required Mic in and Headphone Out sockets.
All the Canon models have been discontinued here in favour of Flash and Hard Drive based cameras.
I am currently facing a similar problem - I'd like to stick to Premiere CS3 and work with the canon Legria fs 200.
Have you found out yet if it's possible to use this camera with premiere cs3?
I only found this post which indicates somebody got it to work partially:
Any feedback would be highly appreciated!
Tobias, see my suggested workaround here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2347149#2347149
It's basically based on everyone else's advice of "convert to a different file", my version just converts the sound which makes the conversion process very quick.
That's the best I could come up with.