Please confirm that the free trial does not allow you to capture? I've tried several cameras on both my Mac and pc and keep getting messages
"Can't activate Camera, Try resetting camera"
I have Vista and MaxOS10
Just want to make sure this is the case as I'm trying to get a sense of how easy/powerful Premiere is before I fork out the $1699 for the suite.
Is your camera HDV? If so, you won't be able to capture (or edit) HDV footage due to MPEG licensing restrictions. If it is HDV, you can probably set your camera to downconvert to DV, and then set Premiere to capture as DV; you'd at least be able to test out the program with your footage.