You can only capture from tape based cameras. So what do you mean?
Ah Not quite sure what you mean. I'm just capturing a component signal in this case output from a DVD player.
Not sure if the Black Magic Card is relevant
Very much so. I'd look to them for help with this one.
I've heard LOTS of issues with B/M cards with Premiere, especially with capturing and ingesting footage from tape based systems.
I've never heard of issues with capturing footage, but I know you can't write footage out to tape if your MPE is turned on. Try turning the Hardware acceleration off (set to software only) and then see if it works. If it causes problems with footage going out, it may give problems with footage coming in, too. Once your footage is in, you can turn it back on.
Thanks for all your advice very much appreciated.
I have not had much time to test today but late last night I found what could be a problem with the raid array I'm using as the capture drive.
I hope that could be the cause, tried a few captures today and so far so good but they were only of short duration.
Many thanks again to all who replied.