8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2010 4:17 PM by Take Twenty two

    Recording to camera

    Take Twenty two Level 1

      I am having a great deal of trouble writing finished footage from my computer to the tape drive . My computer has 4gig of ram and had 90 gig of spare space on my hard drive. The movie that I want to write back to tape in my Canon HV 30 is 58 mins long. I am using Elements 7. When I start the transfer the encoding seems to be O.K. It then starts recording but the recording lasts only 5 to 10 mins (out of 58 ) and then stops.

       

      Any help appreciated

      John

        • 1. Re: Recording to camera
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          I've often had challenges recording back to the camcorder with Premiere Elements. This seems to be related to some Windows background

          process that keeps interrupting.

           

          The best solution is to output your movie to your hard drive as either a DV-AVI (if it's standard def) or MPEG2 (1440x1080i 30 if it's hi-def) and then use another program to do the output to my camcorder. Windows MovieMaker will work with DV-AVIs. HDVSplit should work with hi-def video.

          • 2. Re: Recording to camera
            i_dream_of_jeannie Level 1

            Hi John,

             

            Is it a used tape or a new one that you are recording to ? I would suggest, try using a used tape since it would have the timecode stamped on it already and PRE won;t have any problem in recording.

             

            Let us know if it works

            • 3. Re: Recording to camera
              Take Twenty two Level 1

               

              Thanks for getting back to me. My Details are as follows

               

              Here is a list of the various remedies that I have tried in order to be

              able to record HD information  back to tape in my Canon HV30

               

              Disabled USB Hubs

               

              Tried both old and brand new tapes.

               

              Disabled internet connection

               

              Disabled Web Cam

               

              Disabled screen saver and background picture and sidebar.

               

              Replaced Firewire Cable with new one.

               

              All of these have been done in order to be able to transfer footage from

              computer using Adobe Elements 7 to my camera Canon HV 30.

               

              The error that occurs is to check hdv/dv connection. This occurs between

              3 and 10 minutes after transcoding starts.

               

              System Vista

               

              If you can help me ...as I am getting very frustrated with the damn

              situation I will remain in your debt.

               

              Regards John

               

              • 4. Re: Recording to camera
                i_dream_of_jeannie Level 1

                The footage that you are trying to put back on the tape, has it been captured from this same camera?

                 

                Can you check that your project settings in Premiere Elements are NTSC-HDV, since your camera is NTSC HDV ? The project settings and camera settings should be the same.

                 

                Another reason that I can suspect is that maybe some frames of your footage are corrupt and as a result, they are not getting transcoded and recorded correctly.

                • 5. Re: Recording to camera
                  Ballantine nsw Level 1

                  Hi John,

                  I had the very same problem with P7 and a Canon HV40. I could not get a solution from either Canon or Adobe, however someware in this forum I found the answer. I downloaded Vegas Movie Studio HD 9.0 and imported my edited HD footage to Vegas and then exported to my camera from there. The process will take longer of course, but it works every time.

                   

                  Cheers Richard 

                  • 6. Re: Recording to camera
                    Take Twenty two Level 1

                     

                    Dear Jeannie,

                    as I live in the beautiful citu of Sydney Australia my system is PAL.

                     

                    Can you tell me in Elements 7 where I will fine Project Settings and

                    Camera Settings. My camera is a Canon HV30 and it was used in both the

                    capture of the original footage as well as the destination for the

                    edited footage.

                     

                    The other things I have tried are:

                     

                     

                    Disabled USB Hubs

                     

                    Tried both old and brand new tapes.

                     

                    Disabled internet connection

                     

                    Disabled Web Cam

                     

                    Disabled screen saver and background picture.

                     

                    Replaced Firewire Cable with new one.

                     

                    All of these have been done in order to be able to transfer footage from

                    computer using Adobe Elements 7 to my camera Canon HV 30.

                     

                    The error that occurs is to check hdv/dv connection. This occurs between

                    3 and 10 minutes after transcoding starts.

                     

                    Sorry to be such a "Pain in the Neck"

                     

                    But this is getting to me

                     

                    Regards John

                     

                    • 7. Re: Recording to camera
                      i_dream_of_jeannie Level 1

                      I just assumed that you have a NTSC camera. Apologies for that.

                       

                      You can check your project settings by opening the project in which you have your footgaes. Then go into Edit>Project Settings.

                      Your editing mode should be : HDV 1080i and Timebase should be 25.00 frames/second.

                       

                      See the attached screenshot. Your project settings should be the same as in this screenshot.

                      • 8. Re: Recording to camera
                        Take Twenty two Level 1

                        Dear Jeannie,

                        a check of my settings reveals that your settings are the same as mine.

                         

                        Any other ideas??