Editing HD in Premiere Pro

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Ed Stradling
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How does one go about getting Windows XP to recognize the Z1E camera in HD mode? It recognizes it fine in DV mode.

This is unlikely to be something that matters greatly for a while, but it would be nice to try some HD editing.

Do I need special software?

ed

harlequin
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i think you need a software codec/etc to talk to the camera in hdv mode.

richard @ dvc etc should be able to confirm this.

edius has a codec ( and canopus hardware )
premiere has a codec

there is a thread round here about the addons / hdv

http://www.dvdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=013835#000000

Gary MacKenzie

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Alan Roberts
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That's right. Just because the camera has a 1394 socket that you can connect to a PC doesn't mean they'll talk to each other. The HDV data-stream travels via 1394 but isn't DV any more than any other data stream is. So you need software to deal with it, and that means the right plug-in for your editor.

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Camera settings documents are held by Daniel Browning and at the EBU
My book, 'Circles of Confusion' is available here.
Also EBU Tech.3335 tells how to test cameras, and R.118 tells how to use the results.

johnpr98
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Hi Ed

You need XP SP2 for the HDV part of the camcorder to be recognised.

These links may be of assistance

Free utility to capture HDV
http://home.earthlink.net/~weathersix/other.htm

VLC media player
http://www.videolan.org/

Regards

johnpr98
 
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Alan Craven
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I think you also need the Premiere Pro 1.5 patch from:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=2654

Ed Stradling
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Yes, I've installed the patch but I'm worried about installing SP2 after all the nightmares I heard about it. Am I safe to install it on the two systems below without fear of conflicts do you think?

ed

harlequin
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sp2 is fine for everything i use EXCEPT divx encoding from procoder le.
there is a problem with the divx codec interacting with windows xp sp2.

Gary MacKenzie

sepulce@hotmail.com ( an account only used for forum messages )

Thinkserver TS140 , 750ti Graphics card  & LG 27" uws led backlight , Edius 8

Humax Foxsat HD Pvr / Humax Fox T2 dvbt