Newbie Canon xh-a1 Premiere capture question

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Wunnuy, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Wunnuy

    Wunnuy Guest

    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!
    Wunnuy, Jul 13, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  2. Wunnuy

    peter Guest

    Hi, I have Windows xp, Adobe Premiere CS3 and a Canon XH A1 camera
    This may help: make sure both premiere and XH A1 are in the same mode,
    either HDV or DV. If the camcorder is in auto mode, try forcing it to HDV
    (or DV).

    On my setup (premiere cs2), if premiere and the camcorder are in different
    mode, the VCR buttons (play, stop, record) in the premiere capture dialog
    will grey out.
    peter, Jul 26, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  3. I can confirm this from personal experience. I could not get my XH-A1
    detected by Premiere and tried everything until I realized my Canon was
    set to DV and my Premiere project was in HD.

    Jacques E. Bouchard, Jul 26, 2008
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.