- February 1, 2012 at 12:24 AM #49446
I’m just starting to play around with editing software and was trying to capture something from a dvd…I need to know what software is superior for converting dvd files to formats friendly to editing environments. I want to keep as much data integrity as possible.
I’m also guessing that converting from blu-ray is an entirely different undertaking…
I’m running into a snag here. Say I want to capture something from a VHS tape that I’m running through a DSR-11 dvcam. I’m seeing the video in the capture window in both FCP X and in Adobe Premiere (I’m using trial versions of both of those), but it’s not capturing. I also tried to record the stream onto a dv tape in the dvcam, but it’s not recording. I’m sure I’m missing something obvious and simple. I’m just really brand new at this.
There IS a switch left of center on the DSR-11 that allows for selecting DV, S-Video or Video, and so I would suspect that a home video might be played into the set for recording or passthrough to your software/computer.
However, it’s possible an old commercial VHS tape might not cooperate with the DSR-11. I’m sure you’re NOT attempting to play a VHS videotape IN the DSR-11, but just in case you are, that won’t work.
However, if you’re seeing the video in the capture window, I suspect something is awry with your settings but I couldn’t tell you what THAT might be. Something somewhere isn’t talking with the rest of your system. Could it be that switch I mentioned?
No. Tried that switch. Already had it set to video. The editing software is suggesting “no tape,” but since it’s showing the video, obviously my rca cable hook-up is functioning through the dv deck. I was hoping there was some editing preference i was missing. The hardware seems to be working as far as the deck is concerned.