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Chapter 16. Capturing Video

Chapter 16. Capturing Video

You don't have to shoot your own video footage to create a program in Premiere. As explained in Chapter 2, you can import a wide range of digitally stored content, including stills, audio, and of course, video. Maybe you've already started using the files in Premiere's Sample folder. But chances are, you're eager to edit your own video footage. Usually, this means getting the video from a tape to your hard drive—a process known as video capture.

In Premiere 6, all the controls you'll need for capture are integrated into an enhanced Movie Capture window. As in previous versions of Premiere, you can set up the capture window to control a camera or deck. But now, Premiere takes full advantage of DV devices, and presets for controlling most DV cameras and decks are built-in. The capture window also incorporates tabbed panels for viewing the current capture settings, and for logging clips into a batch list. Speaking of batch lists: the batch list window also shows improvements over the one found in previous versions of Premiere. Like the Movie Capture window, the batch list window's refinements include a pull-down menu that eliminates the need for one in the menu bar.

This chapter illustrates the capture process using a DV video source. Though your particular capture device may slightly alter your choices and dialog boxes, the overall process doesn't vary. Consult the documentation that came with your hardware to learn about your special options. Chapter 18 also offers guidance on selecting and understanding capture settings.


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