It is possible Corel grabbed your capture app. But you should be able to fix it by doing a repair install -- just do an re-install of Premiere Elements without uninstalling it. You'll see the Repair option.
If that doesn't work, you may need to uninstall and reinstall Premiere Elements, worst case. But it's unlikely you'll have to choose either/or Adobe or Corel.
Thanks, Steve. I'll give that a go and hopefully won't have to give up Corel.
I did the repair instal of Prem but it didn't fix the problem, Steve.
Then, more out of curiosity than anything else, I unplugged the firewire cable and replaced it with the older firewire cable that I used with the eMac. It has no noise suppression gizmos on it. It worked.
So now I have capture capability back. Hopefully the absence of the noise suppressors won't adversely affect the uploaded footage. We'll see.
Still going through the optimizing routine to see if it solves the memory issue.
Just on another point, Steve, I'm beginning to talk myself into a HD camera. Before I get one, I intend to beg, borrow, or steal (well, not steal), somebody's HD camera and see just what difference it makes to the final product. I recently made on my Mac a DVD of footage taken with my SD Canon, and when played on our HDTV LCD set, it looked terrible!! All the brighter detailed areas looked like they were comprised of short vertical striations. And other detail was almost, but not quite, pixilated. Scenes shot in semi shade were better, but still did not have good smooth detail. Too gritty and "video-y", if you know what I mean.
So I'm curious to see if the domestic HD miniDV format is really so much better and gives the near-perfect picture I read about. With that in mind, do you have any recommendations as to a good domestic HD camera? I want to stick with mini tape, not go to the hard disk type.
When you say HD do you mean hard drive or high definition?
Before you run out and invest $700 in a hi-def camcorder, try investing a $50 in a DVD player with HDMI upconversion. This system makes standard DVDs look almost as good on HDTVs as BluRay -- and at a fraction of the cost.
I mean High Definition, Steve.
That's the first I've heard of upscaling DVD players. I'll check it out.