5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2010 9:20 AM by John T Smith

    Problems capturing analog video


      I have just installed Adobe Premiere Elements 8 onto a new Windows 7 computer.


      When I connect a VHS, mini DV, or any other type of analog video the capturing tool does not work. The video will show up in the capturing tool but it does not seem to recognize when the video is playing and therefore will not enable the capturing tool. I had the same setup before with Premiere Elements 7 and never had this kind of problem.


      Does anyone have any solutions or ideas?


      Thank You

        • 1. Re: Problems capturing analog video
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          As I say in my books, you can not capture from an analog device through a capture card or Dazzle type device into Premiere Elements.


          You'll need to use a DV bridge, like the ADS Pyro AV Link, or a pass-through set-up, as we explain in the FAQs to the right of this forum (and I detail in my books).


          • 2. Re: Problems capturing analog video
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            The Capture module only works with FW from a miniDV tape camera.


            As Steve mentions, doing analog to digital requires a bit more. This ARTICLE will give you tips.


            Good luck,



            • 3. Re: Problems capturing analog video
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Old forum message, message now gone, but here's the summary - I have not used, only made note of the product "Matt with Grass Valley Canopus in their tech support department stated that the 110 will suffice for most hobbyist. If a person has a lot of tapes that were played often the tape stretches and the magnetic coding diminishes. If your goal is to encode tapes in good shape buy the 110, if you will be encoding old tapes of poor quality buy the 300"

              http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc110 for good tapes, or
              http://www.grassvalley.com/products/advc300 better with OLD tapes

              • 4. Re: Problems capturing analog video
                spocily Level 1

                I understand the concept you are stating but that should not be the case.


                Premiere Elements has always worked when I would use a Grass Valley Canopas Video Card. It worked with PRE 6.0 and 7.0 but all of a sudden it will not work with 8.0. I have four different media inputs hooked up to a Kramer Matrix system which then inputs into the Video card which is in the computer. In the past there has never been a problem but I recently installed Premiere Elements 8.0 and now it will not capture. Everything else works fine. When I put a VHS in it will show up and play on the capture screen within  Premiere but if I go to click on "capture" it does not work. The problem is that Premiere does not recognize that the VCR is playing and it always states that it is "stopped" in the upper left-hand corner of the capture screen.

                • 5. Re: Problems capturing analog video
                  John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  I have a Pinnacle Dv500 capture/digitizing card


                  That card works with Premiere 6x by means of a SPECIFIC device driver that communicates between the hardware on the card and Premiere 6x (P6x must be installed before the device driver, so the device driver is able to "connect" to the card AND P6x)


                  Since Pinnacle did not write a device driver for any version of Premiere Pro, it still ONLY works with Premiere 6x


                  If the vendor of your card updates their software to include a later version of P-Elements, it will work... otherwise, P-Elements 8 (or the just announced 9) will not "see" the card and will not work to capture, and you must use an external device that connects to your tape player and then to the computer via Firewire