Capture and import : Capturing videos and photos
Capturing videos and photos
The steps on how to capture are similar for all types of camcorders except for the available capture settings in the Capture Video Options panel that can be selected for each type of source.
The Capture Video Options panel consists of the following components:
Duration — Sets the length of time for the capture.
Source — Displays the detected capture device and lists other capture devices installed on your computer.
Format — Gives you a list of options where you select a file format for saving your captured video.
File name — Allows you to specify a prefix for captured files.
Capture folder — Allows you to specify a location for captured files.
Split by scene — Automatically separates captured video into several files based on changes in shooting date and time.
Capture to library — Choose or create a Library folder where you want your video to be saved.
Options — Displays a menu allowing you to modify your capture settings.
Capture Video — Transfers video from your source to your hard drive.
Take a Snapshot — Captures the displayed video frame as a photo.
To capture video clips and photos from your camcorder
1 Connect your camcorder to your computer and turn on the device. Set it to Play (or VTR / VCR) mode.
2 In Capture Options Panel, click Capture Video.
3 Select your capture device from the Source drop-list.
4 Select a file format from the Format drop-list. In the Capture folder box, type a folder location or mark the Capture to library check box and choose a folder from the drop-list.
Note: Click Options to customize capture settings specific to your video device.
5 Scan your video to search the part for capture.
Note: If you are capturing video from a DV or HDV camcorder, use the Navigation area to play your video tape.
6 Click Capture Video, when your video for capture is already on cue. Click Stop Capture or press [Esc] to stop capturing.
7 To capture a photo from the video footage, pause the video on the desired frame then click Take a Snapshot.
Note: When your camcorder is in Record mode (usually named CAMERA or MOVIE), you can capture live video.
Note: The available settings in the Video properties dialog box vary, depending on the capture file format that you have chosen.
To capture videos and photos using a DSLR
1 Connect your DSLR to your computer and turn on the device.
2 Click Capture Video and select your device from the Source drop-list.
3 Specify a folder location for your saved files by clicking the Capture Folder button .
4 Click Capture Video to start recording. Click Stop Capture or press [Esc] to stop capturing.
5 To capture a photo while the DSLR is connected to the computer, click Take a snapshot.
To capture video from an HDV camcorder
1 Connect your HDV camcorder to your computer’s IEEE-1394 port using the IEEE-1394 cable.
2 Turn on your camcorder and switch it to Play/Edit mode and make sure that your HDV camcorder is switched to HDV mode.
Note: For Sony HDV camcorders, flip open the LCD screen and see if HDVout I-Link is on the LCD screen to check if the camera is set to HDV mode. If you see DVout I-Link, press P-MENU at the lower right of the screen. In the menu, press MENU > STANDARD SET > VCR HDV/DV and press HDV.
3 In the Capture workspace, click Capture Video .
To capture DVB-T video
1 In the Capture workspace, click Capture Video .
Note: Before capturing, ensure that the DVB-T source is connected via a compatible capture card installed on your computer.
2 Select Digital TV Source from the Source drop-list.
3 Click Options and select Video Properties. The Video properties dialog box will appear.
4 In the Input Source tab, select TV from the Input source drop-list. Click OK.
5 In Channel List, click Start Scan to start scanning for channels.
Note: DVB-T channels are not automatically scanned. Make sure to manually scan the channels first before capturing.
6 Click Capture Video.
7 Click Yes when prompted if you want to start capturing and automatically recovering DVB-T video.
8 Follow the remaining steps as described in the procedure for capturing videos.
To capture TV footage
1 Select your TV tuner device from the Source drop-list.
2 Click Options > Video Properties to open the Video properties dialog box. If needed, adjust the settings accordingly.
Click the Tuner Information tab to choose Antenna or Cable, scan available channels in your region, and more.
3 In the Channel box, specify the channel number from which to capture.
To capture video in MPEG-2 format
1 In Source, choose your video source.
2 Specify or browse for the destination folder where you want your clips to be stored in Capture folder.
3 Click Options and select Video properties. In the dialog box that opens, select a profile in the Current Profile drop-list.
4 Click OK.
5 Click Capture Video to start capturing and Stop Capture to end your capturing session. Your media clip will be stored as MPEG-2 format in the folder you specified.