12 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2009 2:54 PM by the_wine_snob

    Need Help With Capturing

    raj khandewal

      I have a canon HV20 and i want capture some clips but it does not let me do it. it says can't activate the recorder try resetting the camera.

       

      please help

        • 2. Re: Need Help With Capturing
          raj khandewal Level 1

          i did but there is not a good information.

          • 3. Re: Need Help With Capturing
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Raj,

             

            Looks like you've got two threads going on the same problem - here and HERE.

             

            Why don't you copy over your reply from that other thread to this one, to help the folks playing along at home. This thread also has a better title, so let's just let the other one die. Was going to mention something about the other title, but got sidetracked. This one is much better, so no need for me to comment. Since all I did in the other thread was ask for the info, no need to worry about my post being over there. The info that you did provide needs to also appear here though. Probably easiest for you to just do a Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v into a reply here. If anyone gets confused about what I asked for there, I'll do the same, but I don't think it will be of much use - however your answers will be.

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt

            • 4. Re: Need Help With Capturing
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              From the other thread:

               

               

              Bill Hunt posted:

               

              Raj,


              Please give us info on how you have the camera connected, what order you turn it on, and also the order that you start PrPro and its Capture module. Also, what mode do you have the camera set to?


              What OS are you on?


              Does your OS see your camera, when it is connected and turned on?


              The answers will likely point someone in the right direction to help you.


              Good luck,


              Hunt


              Raj answered:

               

              the camera Is canon HV20 it is mini dv camera. i put in plyback option .


              I am using macintosh osx 10.5.7


              yeah it sees when i connect the camera via firewire in the capture it says it is playing but does not preview and record.


              when i start adobe premiere i use the first option DVCPROHD 1080i


              DVCPROHD 1080i 24P


              i set on the camera on HDV/Dv mode.


              Thankx please reply i really need help.

               

              Maybe we let the other thread die. I'll go and link back to this one.

              • 5. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                raj khandewal Level 1

                Hey tanks man for the reply the other he is just there to write bad stuff i needed help.

                 

                but he can't help he should i can't help because i do't know anything.

                 

                anyway.

                • 6. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Raj,

                   

                  I do not know Mac, so these are just shots in the dark:

                   

                  1.) Do you have iMovie, or similar on your Mac? If so, can you capture with it as a test? What happens?

                   

                  2.) Seems to be a bit of confusion on how the camera is setup, i.e. what CODEC/format it's using. Please check this and let us know for sure.

                   

                  3.) What are your Project/Sequence Presets? Do they match your camera's settings? If not, they need to.

                   

                  4.) Seems that I recall some other users having issues with PrPro, Mac and similar Canon cameras. Will post links to those threads, if I can find them.

                   

                  Good luck,

                   

                  Hunt

                   

                  PS other than sneaking back to the other thread to give me some more "points," let's just let it die. It's far too confusing to have two goind at one time, especially for my simple mind.

                   

                   

                  • 7. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                    raj khandewal Level 1

                    yeah i can capture with imovie. it captures really good but the problem is it captures the video in different clip not just in one clip. that's why i am using adobe premiere pro because it captures all tha video in one clip.

                     

                    the video is recorded in HDV 24FP and composition is 1080i. and i chose the same preset but it didn't work.

                     

                    thankx alot for the reply.

                    • 8. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                      kpot11

                      Hi Raj:

                       

                      The message you get seems to point that you have set in the settings-tab of the capture window "DV" as format and not "HDV" - or vice versa (depending what video-clips you have recorded on the camera-tape).

                       

                      A-Procedure

                       

                      1. What video-clips are on your camera-tape you wish to capture? DV or HDV? Say here for example HDV:

                       

                      2. Start premiere and ensure that you setup a project to HDV (or DV; see 1.)

                       

                      3. After connecting via firewire the camera to the PC set the HV20 to PLAY!

                       

                      4. Press F5 which shows the capture window

                       

                      5. Select the Tab "Settings"

                       

                      6. In the "Capture settings" select "Edit..." and select now the correct format HDV (or DV) and select OK

                       

                      7. In the Area "Device control" select "Options..."

                       

                      8. Ensure the following settings: PAL - Canon - Standard - Non Drop-Frame (or in the case of NTSC: NTSC - Canon - Standard -Auto detect)

                       

                      9. Select "Check Status": If the camera is correct connected to the PC  and there is the correct HDV-tape in it then the status "Online" should be shown.

                       

                      B-Further Checks

                       

                      If all that does not help You should check:

                       

                      * Edit > Preferences (especially Audio, Capture and Device Control)

                      * Project > Project Settings > General ("Capture" must show "HDV")

                       

                      C-Postscripts

                       

                      a) I am working with HV20-camera, XP/SP3, Adobe Premiere Pro 4.1, PAL, HDV (sometimes DV) and have no problems with capturing.

                       

                      b) A last word: If you have HDV  and DV-clips on one tape ==> thats not good !! Use one tape either for HDV  or DV recording. In the case that there are DV- and HDV-clips on the tape you may get troubles when trying capturing.

                       

                      c) A last-last word: When recording with the HV20 ensure that you have set correct all camera-settings (especially that concerning DV versus HDV)!

                       

                      d) If that all can not help you - then I also need much more information!

                       

                      Regards - kurt

                      • 9. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                        the_wine_snob Level 9
                        yeah i can capture with imovie. it captures really good but the problem is it captures the video in different clip not just in one clip

                         

                        Great news. Remember, that was just a test to determine if you had an issue with either the camera, or your computer. Seems that you do not.

                         

                        Kurt posted some good tips down thread. You might have to interpolate just a bit, as he's on XP (like many of us) to work things out with the Mac. I glanced over his post, and did not see anything to add - EXCEPT:

                         

                        You don't, by chance, have a camera on your monitor and are running Mac's iSight, do you? There have been some real issues with Capture in PrPro, when one has such a device and that particular program. Might be worth checking out. Do not recall the solutions, but there were at least two recent threads on problem with Adobe and iSight.

                         

                        Good luck,

                         

                        Hunt

                        • 10. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                          the_wine_snob Level 9

                          If you DO have iSight, you might want to look at this Adobe KB. I'm still looking for the threads for you.

                           

                          Hunt

                          • 11. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                            raj khandewal Level 1

                            Hey Thanks alot for your Help and the other person I figured it out and fixed it.

                             

                            Now i can capture.

                            • 12. Re: Need Help With Capturing
                              the_wine_snob Level 9

                              That's great news. I can stop looking for those iSight articles now.

                               

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                              Hunt