friends is it possible to capture a file as a wmv
i looked at
but was wondering if anyone knows if i can capture from a firewire device (dv) directly into a windows media file ( file.wmv 0
without a capture and export step.
No. Capture is to acquire a file for editing in PrPro. WMV's are delivery formats, and are meant for streaming, not editing.
If you wish to Capture to WMV, I would look into Windows Movie Maker, free from MS and often installed with the OS. IIRC, the newer WMM Live works exclusively, or nearly so, with WMV format.
Expression Encoder will probably do what you want, in "Live Broadcast" mode. Despite the name, you can set it up to record directly from an attached video device to an "archive" file, which would be your WMV.
The free version is at the bottom of that page; no need for Pro.