Newbie Canon xh-a1 Premiere capture question Options

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      Hi, I have Windows xp, Adobe Premiere CS3 and a Canon XH A1 camera
      hooked up via firewire. The computer acknowledges the camera but when
      I go to “capture” in Premiere, I get the “Can’t activate recorder, try
      resetting camera” error. I’m sure it’s something simple I’m missing,
      I’m still learning this camera and this is the first time I’ve hooked
      it up to the computer (which works fine with my Sony VX2000). What am
      I missing here?

      Any help is appreciated, thanks!

    • #188265

      I had the same issue.

      1) make sure both camera and Adobe are setup for HDV or SD. A mismatch is easier than you think. Maybe start with DV (SD) for both and move on.

      2) this is more likely, make sure all the updates for Adobe have been done, slowly they have been adding more to the ‘can do’ list. I’m not certain they are ready to do the 24F yet. So far, 60i and 30f work for me on adobe CS3 (mac) and my XH-A1.

      Don’t expect to get a preview screen while capturing footage.

      Robin Edwards

      San Francisco

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