DVNOWAV, Premiere capture,new PC

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JIMP
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Sorry if the title is not clear. This text was sent on thinking about my previous response to dpalomaki´s last posting, but I realise that my questions go further - and any answers might be of help to others.

Moving the DVNOWAV and adding an update to Fast Forward and new drivers for XP would be good, but I am thinking I might have to settle for less to finish ongoing projects.

However, I hope that setting up Premiere 6.5 on my new XP system even without DVNOWAV will enable me to finalise and export existing projects (Sound OK?).

Then I began to wonder if capture direct by Premiere is feasible, or maybe using a Firewire link to get the DV on-board and then pass to Premiere without the need for the DVNOWAV card and Fast Forward.
Has anyone else been able to go this way?

JIMP

See also text of previous posting to dpalomaki´s previous posting on the possible Pinnacle option.

JVID
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Just random thoughts, and some may have been posted here already.

My video system has been a W2k system, but, in anticipation of going to Premiere Pro, I set the system up to dual-boot W2k and XP.
I understand that Fast/Dazzle hasn't been updated to mesh with PPro, but I have used it to capture to DIFs under XP.
For a couple of options, I can capture to AVI files using ScenalyzerLive, and import them into AP6.5 and (I presume) PPro. It's also possible to capture using Dazzle to DIF files, and then just change all the DIF extensions to DV, which will load into AP6.5 and (again I presume) into PPro.
The problem with the latter is that when the DV's are placed on the timeline, they must all be rendered (even without any effects or transitions).

At the present time, I'm leaning toward the AVI solution. I can experiment with both, since I have both a "vanilla" firewire card as well as the Dazzle card in the system.

JR

dpalomaki
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DV.now AV works fine with Premiere 6.5 - I've been using P6.5 since shortly after it came out, and it is much more stable than 5.1 or 6.0 were. However, PPro made a number of changes, so it is quite possible that DV.now AV may NOT work with PPro. PPro requies XP, P6.5 does not.

To my thinking the main reason to move from DV.now AV would be for the realtime enhancements, such as they are. A second reason is that you may find upgrade/trade-up paths available now that may close in the future.

The Dazzle-europe site that had drivers in the past now links to Pinnacle. DV.now AV may truely be an orphan product, even in Europe.

The last verion of DV.now V drivers I know of are 1.75, which implemented most of Premiere 6.5 support (except for full audio editing), and they were released around July 2002.

JIMP
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dpalomaki, dont you have any problems of the kind that JVID talks about ie having to get from the dif files produced by DVnowAV to the DV files which Prem6.5 wants?

After some thought, I had planned to move my Prem5.1 Project Archive files and the associated data files across to my new PC (Win XP) which is much faster. I had thought also that I could open a project created under 5.1 with Prem6.5 and then just guide the system to the files as it requests them.

This works ´for some files, but I now have Prem 6.5 asking for dif files to link to the old Project Archive. Of course I do have these dif files (on an external Firewire drive moved across from the old system)but Prem 6.5 does not seem to see them at all (unsupported file extension?).

Under My Computer Windows lists the files (as DV), although they clearly retain the dif extension - which shows when you copy such a file.

It seems as if I must be close to transferring these ongoing projects to the faster machine (DVnowAV not yet re-installed as I thought I would complete existing projects first).

How have you avoided problems dpalomaki?
And do you or JVID have any tips as to how to complete the process? Thanks & best wishes, JIMP

JVID
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JIMP,

I had no problems importing DIF files into AP6.5. The problem I was referring to was getting DIF files into Premiere Pro by changing the extensions to DV.

For getting the DIF files into AP6.5, you must be sure to install Premiere first, and then install DV now AV, since the latter must be able to setup the links within Premiere.
JR

dpalomaki
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Also, if the project points to files in a different directory structure than on your new PC, Premiere may not find the files where it is looking for them.