Using the DC1000 with Adobe Premiere 5.1

By Jesse Rankin, 7/11/00

Here are instructions for the DC1000 specific parts of the video editing process. For information on how to edit your clip with Premiere, see the Premiere 5 manual or on-line help.

Opening Premiere and creating a new project

When you create a new project in premiere, you have to make sure that the settings for the project are correct to work with the video hardware installed in the computer.

Capturing Video in Premiere

Once you have created a new project with the correct settings, you are ready to capture video to the computer's hard drive. This is the video you will edit with Premiere.

The settings for video capture are different depending on the video source you are capturing from.

Using the DV deck as capture source (digital firewire input)

Here are the settings you should use for each tab:

Overlay:Mode: primary surface, Pinnacle logo: unchecked

Video input:input: DV input, Video loopthrough: checked

Video Format:Video standard: NTSC, Frame size: unchecked, AVI file format: OpenDML >2Gbyte, Data rate; 25 Mbit/s, Variable bit rate

Audio Input: Format: 48.0 kHz 16 bit stereo, Capture audio: checked, Audio loopthrough: checked, DV input: off (NOTE: DV audio input does not work correctly; if this option is checked, the sound in the clips you capture will be muffled and distorted) Level: 0.0 dB is the base setting, you may want to adjust if the audio from your source is too loud or soft, +20dB gain: unchecked, Linked: checked

Using an analog source to capture (s-video or composite input through blue breakout box)

Here are the settings you should use for each tab:

Overlay Mode: primary surface, Pinnacle logo: unchecked

Video input: input: S-video or Composite, depending on which you are using, Video loopthrough: checked, Brightness – Hue: the default value for these settings is 50, but you may want to adjust them to compensate for errors in your source video

Viedo Format: Video standard: NTSC, Frame size: unchecked, AVI file format: OpenDML >2Gbyte, Data rate; 25 Mbit/s, Variable bit rate

Audio Input Format: 48.0 kHz 16 bit stereo, Capture audio: checked, Audio loopthrough: checked, DV input: off

Once you have made sure all of the capture settings are correct, press "OK" to close the window.

Capturing Video