Adobe has announced an new plug-in, currently in beta, for its Premiere editing software to allow access to DV directly over FireWire. Users can now perform all of the standard capture actions using the FireWire port built-in to G4s and newer (blue/white) G3s.
The plug-in allows DV capture in Apple's QuickTime format, batch capture, device control and an export to tape facility. QuickTime video-out for concurrent output to a PAL or NTSC monitor is also available. DV is natively supported in both PAL and NTSC variations.
The announcement follows shortly after the release of the 5.1c update - which brought Premiere in line with new technologies such as MacOS9, G4 systems and the iMac DV.