Capture in Fast Forward v. Premiere

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mrbb
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I am new to video editing - my goal is to edit and transfer 20 years of home video to DVD. So far so good. I am getting ready to burn my first DVD.

What I don't understand is whether it is necessary (or advisable) to use Fast Forward for video capture since I won't be outputting to tape. Can analog video be captured directly to Premiere? It seems to me that would save a step in the process and might also avoid some of the other problems mentioned on this board with FF that I have encountered such as audio static, digital artifacts that need to be edited out and audio sync problems. (BTW - a workaround for the audo sync is to unlock the audio track in Premiere and just move the track until it syncs correctly, although this is time consuming.) Any help or comments would be appreciated.

jveldh
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Joined: Jan 15 2003

It's no problem to do that, look in the help from premiere and try it. It has only less options then FF it doesn;t split the film in clips

quote:Originally posted by mrbb:
I am new to video editing - my goal is to edit and transfer 20 years of home video to DVD. So far so good. I am getting ready to burn my first DVD.

What I don't understand is whether it is necessary (or advisable) to use Fast Forward for video capture since I won't be outputting to tape. Can analog video be captured directly to Premiere? It seems to me that would save a step in the process and might also avoid some of the other problems mentioned on this board with FF that I have encountered such as audio static, digital artifacts that need to be edited out and audio sync problems. (BTW - a workaround for the audo sync is to unlock the audio track in Premiere and just move the track until it syncs correctly, although this is time consuming.) Any help or comments would be appreciated.