Section 7. Control Your DV Camcorder During Capture

7. Control Your DV Camcorder During Capture


4 About Video Capture

5 Capture Digital Video Using FireWire

6 Capture Digital Video Using USB


9 Capture Video or Audio Only

10 Capture to the Timeline or Media Panel

11 View Captured Clips

12 About Troubleshooting Capture Problems

After you've connected your camcorder to your computer and Premiere Elements using a FireWire or USB Video Class 1.0 connection, you can operate the camcorder using the controls in the Capture workspace.


Open the Capture Workspace

Your Capture workspace might open automatically when you connect your camcorder. (See 12 About Troubleshooting Capture Problems.) Otherwise, you can jump to it by clicking the Capture button in the upper-right corner of any Premiere Elements workspace.

If your camcorder is properly connected to the program, this condition is indicated in the status bar at the top of the Monitor panel. The status bar also estimates how much capture time is left on your hard drive.

7. Control Your DV Camcorder During Capture

No preview image appears in the Monitor panel until you play your first clip of video. After you play your first clip, the digital time code on the lower-left of the Monitor panel tracks along with your camcorder's time code.

The basic playback controls are intuitive and exactly like those in the Edit workspace's Monitor panel except that here they control your camcorder rather than your Timeline playback. The slider below the playback controls can be used to shuttle through your video at various speeds, depending on how far to the left or right you drag it.


Play and Pause Your Video

Click the Play button to start playback on your camcorder and display the video in the Monitor. During playback, the Play button becomes a Pause button.

When you pause the video, the Monitor continues to display the paused video until you click the Stop button or jump to a new workspace.


Shortcut to the Beginning of a Scene

To the left of the playback controls are two shortcut buttons. Click the shortcut button on the left to shuttle your camcorder to the beginning of the current scene on your video.

Likewise, click the second shortcut button to shuttle your camcorder to the beginning of the next scene.


Name Your Clip Series

Type the name you'd like to give your clip series in the space in the upper-left corner of the Monitor panel (which, by default, is the name of your video project).

As your footage is captured, your clips are named using the name you type here as well as a sequential number, as in My Movie 01, My Movie 02, and so on.


Begin Capture

To begin capture, click the Capture button.

It's always best to start a capture from the paused tape position because it takes a second or two for the capture to kick in. Clicking the Capture button while the tape is moving can mean missing a key moment in your clip. Starting your capture from the paused state ensures that the capture begins at the exact point in the tape where you want it to begin.


End Capture

To end capture, click the Stop Capture button. Your camcorder automatically shifts back into pause mode as the capture footage is added to your Media panel.

Playback automatically stops if you jump to another workspace. When you leave the Capture workspace or view your clips, be sure to disconnect or turn off your camcorder (See 11 View Captured Clips.)

Adobe Premiere Elements 2 in a Snap
Adobe Premiere Elements 2 in a Snap
ISBN: 0672328534
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 199 © 2008-2017.
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