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Premiere Elements works with Firewire, not USB
You may, of course, use other software to get files on your hard drive... DV AVI Type 2 with 48khz sound... and edit with Premiere Elements
Oops. Hadn't seen that it did't support USB.
I had hoped for a one stop solution. I know that the editing will be the most time consuming and important part so the capture part is more a simple one shot deal until I have gone through my VHS-cassettes.
Do you think I will likely find an inexpensive (shareware-type) capture program that I can use (as a simple front end to capture to disk)?
Did any software come with the Pinnacle 700? That would be my first choice.
The only software I've seen mentioned also works with Firewire, not USB
As suggested, use the special software that came with the device... be sure to save as DV AVI Type 2 with 48khz sound
Do I recall correctly, that you had a Pinnacle 500 A-D unit? If so, what Capture software came with that uint?
My Pinnacle Dv500 came bundled with Premiere 6.0 which I updated to 6.02... and I also updated the Dv500 driver software from the V3 to V4.5a so it would save in "standard" DV AVI Type 2 48khz files, instead of the ones that required the Dv500 codec to edit
When I bought a new computer and started using WinXp instead of the Win2000 that came with my Alienware Pentium3, I could never get Premiere 6 to work... would start, flash a screen or two, and then just go away
I then bought Scenalyzer, since it was compatible with the Dv500 (still had to have P6 and Dv500 drivers installed) but it turned out to be very FRAGILE as any slightest glitch on the tape would stop the program... and since some of what I'm doing is capturing my OLD library of VHS tapes, that simply wouldn't do
My current solution is a dual boot drive with Win2k/WinXp
Premiere 6 captures EVERYTHING in the Win2k partition... files saved to 2nd drive... and then I use PProCS3/Encore3 for editing and DVD creation
Just a "bit" of a hassle to have to restart between capture & edit/dvd... but much better than Scenalyzer stopping every time an old movie hit a rough spot in the tape... rough spots that capture just fine with P6
Thanks for the info. Obviously, my memory is not that good.
Maybe the OP will chime-in with the software that is available with the 700.
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This product comes bundled with Pinnacle Studio -- which is designed to interface with its files.
I wouldn't recommend capturing with this device and then trying to edit with another program, like Premiere Elements. The video format it creates are not universal and will likely cause problems for software other than the app that's included with it.
To capture non-DV sources, we recommend a digital bridge, which produces more universal DV-AVI video files, per the FAQs to the right of this forum.