2. isn't always necessary. I've never had an issue capturing with the native Win 7 driver.
5. also isn't necessary. Capture works just fine with hardware acceleration on. (What you can't do here is output video with it on, but capture works fine.)
3 and 4 might not always be the correct order. I had a system that would only work right if I started Premiere Pro first, then connected the device, waited for Windows to see it, and then opened the capture pane. Any other sequence and capture just wouldn't work.
6. has nothing at all to do with capture.
I understand the goal here, but I really feel your guide is filled with some misinformation.
You might want to include the settings on the camera or deck. The DV or HDV setting on the deck or camera must match the material on the tape and the corresponding settings in Pr Pro. Note that the camera's AUTO setting (DV, HD, Auto) may not make the right choice which will prevent capture. Some decks and cameras will require you to connect and disconnect the IEEE 1394 cable after making a change.
That's not entirely accurate either SFL. You can downscale an HDV original "in camera" to capture in DV if you want.
Thank you Jim
I'll correct my post (for some reason the board doesn't offer me the option to edit my original post???)
You might want to include the settings on the camera or deck. The DV or HDV setting on the deck or camera must match the setting in Pr Pro and the format of the material on the tape. If you are downconverting HDV to DV in the camera, set the option to DV. Note that the camera's AUTO setting (DV/HDV/AUTO) may not make the right choice, which will usually prevent capture. Some decks and cameras will require you to disconnect and reconnect the IEEE1394 cable after making a change.