It's not Capture, but transfer (to the computer) and then Import into CS4. Also, AVCHD is MPEG, so the trial version will not work with it - only the full-paid version, per your other thread.
CS4 will Import the AVCHD footage, and if your computer is powerful enough, edit it - in the full-paid version only.
You seem to be confusing some things. For starters, "capture" is a term used when working with tape based formats. Solid state formats like AVCHD don't use that term. In that case, it's just a transfer or copy to the hard drive, and then import into Premiere.
Secondly, is your camera an AVCHD model, or a tape based MiniDV model. It's unclear from your posts.
Thirdly, if you are 'capturing' in 2.0, that suggests a tape based MIniDV model, not AVCHD. So again, which is it?
Be clear and precise in your posts. It helps us to understand your issue.
The HC7 is a HDV camera which shoots HD an SD on a mini dv tape.
Hook your camera up with firewire and you can capture your files into Premiere.
The preset for HDV is 1080i25 or 30 depending on where you live.
For SD you choose a PAL or NTSC standard or widescreen project with 48000 kHz audio.
Thanks for the help everyone! I had never had to dow
nload video before putting it into
my editing software. Before, I captured the video, then had to make the .avi file. Now, I understand that I download the video, creating the avi file, and import THAT into Premiere! Now I need to figure out how to get the DL to go to my dedicated "scratch HD", and I'll be good to go! Also, I had never downloaded the "Picture Motion" software. Thanks for setting me straight. So, I have DV and HDV recording in the HC7, and NOT AVCHD.
I hope to upgrade my computer to a 64 bit config, and get CS4 as an upgrade from Pro 2.0.
Thanks again everyone!
I had never had to download video
Download refers to the transfer of data from a remote computer to a local one. In this case, since both the camera and your edit rig are 'local', the proper terms are simply 'transfer' or 'copy' when referring to solid state media, and 'capture' when referring to tape-based media.