Is your camcorder connected via FireWire? It must be. Premiere Elements generally won't capture over a USB connection.
Also, is Windows recognizing your connection with a bing-bong sound and a camcorder icon on your Task Bar?
Yes, using firewire and it does make the noise... it actually starts up premiere elements when the camera is connected and turned on.
I don't know why it doesn't work. It could be, for instance, because you're using Windows 7 64-bit (if that's the case).
But, meantime, download the free utility HDVSplit. This program will capture the hi-def video for you, and the captured video files it creates should be perfectly compatible with your Premiere Elements project (assuming you have it set up with the HDV preset).
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From your new features page at muvipix, even if not set up isn't PRE9 going to prompt at the first clip that the preset may be wrong?
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Good point, Neale!
This HDVsplit software will not recognise my camcorder either.
The camera is connected by an iLink cable
Operating system is windows 7 home premium 32bit.
I have all the system requirements that premiere elements needs to use hdv.
are there drivers that I need for my computer to recognise my camcorder?
When I do connect it windows says its good to go.
Does anyone have a list of HDV capture software... one has got to work.
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The HC9 that I bought was supplied with some the manufacturer's own software (PMB - Picture Motion Browser ?).
Having captured using each of PMB, PrE v4 and another video editing software package, I find that the most reliable results come from the PMB soft.
Once captured, you can import the files into PrE for editing.
I think that, with PMB, you have to download a camera-specific driver from the manufacturer-supplied CD but this works quite quickly.
If your CD is pre-Win7 then I'm sure that you could download a more recent copy ?
For PMB, ensure that you check all the settings you need BEFORE starting the capture; the 'analysis' for example can take over an hour after the tape has reached the end; and you may not really need the analysis - especially if you are going to edit in PrE.
With this camera model, you also have to check 2 options on the camera before connecting the firewire for capture - HDV settings and firewire settings - depending on whether you want the camera to output to DV or HDV format - read the camera's instruction manual for more details.
I hope that this helps.
Hmm... I got this second hand with no software supplied...
Is it possible to get it free online without going through dodgy medium?
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You should not need to download additional software to capture video from a miniDV or HDV camcorder, G. In fact, it's best not to add any additional drivers.
I'm very concerned that neither Premiere Elements nor HDV Split (which virtually ALWAYS works!) are recognizing your camcorder. Something is definitely wrong there.
Have you captured video from this camcorder before? Obvious question: You do have the camcorder set to VTR rather than Camera, right?
If that's the case, it could also be a setting within the camcorder that needs to be toggled. I have a vague memory of someone having a similar issue. Unfortunatley, I'm no expert on Sony HDV cams, so I can't tell you what to look for.
But, at this point, your existing software is least likely the issue.
Do you have another computer you can try to capture it to? Just load HDV Split onto it as a test.
I have captured video at a DV quality before but never at HDV. I have only had this for about a week.
I'll have another look at the in camera settings and see if thats the problem. If anyone has any other ideas I am open for them
You mentioned that Premiere Elements recognizes your camera when you Get Media from DV camcorder, correct? This means that your camera settings in the camera are set to DV instead of HDV.
You can check this by going into the menu options of your camera, then go to Camera Set and check for VCR settings. It should be HDV instead of DV.
So it would seem that I am somewhat of a fool.
There was a setting in the camera that was set to:
I turned that off so all is well.
Premiere elements 9 Trial seems to be working well on my computer. Might need to upgrade my processor from 3ghz to better and I should be going well.
Thankyou everyone. How best to reward people that helped?
Is there some sort of forum points thingy here?
Glad that I could be of some help and it worked for you.
Thanks, Jeannie. It's easy to miss the obvious!