Welcome to the forum.
Unfortunately, the Dazzle is a big problem with PrE. I doubt that it will ever be made to work. Even with the Pinnacle capture program, it seldom seemed to work, judging by the comments on the Pinnacle forum. Still, that software would be the first place that I would look. Once the capture has been done, in the Pinnacle software, PrE can edit those files, after Import.
The Dazzle is a USB device - PRE cannot work with these. As Bill suggested capture with the software provided with the Dazzle. Two things to note:
- capture at the highest quality the software allows.
- export to DV-AVI type 2 (the native format PRE works best with) if this is an option in the software. If it isn't an available export format then use the highest quality format available and convert to DV-AVI type 2 following the guidelines in the FAQ entry What tools can I use to convert my video to DV-AVI?
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I'm with Bill and Neale. The Dazzle is designed to work pretty much with the software that comes with it.
If you're looking for a device to capture non-DV footage, I recommend you stick with a DV bridge, like the ADS Pyro or Canopus, as discussed in the FAQs to the right of this forum.