there's a long thread about this on the avid.com community forum so i was surprised to not find anything here about it...
i am unable to digitize consistently using pre-roll on my betacam sp deck. i am not alone with this problem. here are my particulars: mac os 10.6.8, mc 5.5.3, io express 9.05. i am attempting digitizing with pre-roll / batch digitizing with a uvw-1800 running through the black magic component to sdi mini converter in an ntsc 30i project. it works maybe one out of ten times. changing the settings on the convertor or lengthening the pre-roll doesn't seem to make any difference.
the error message in my console is:
Capturing master clip :: saks_dec_2011 Bin.16
(Discontinuous TC base tolerance = 6)
--- Coincidence failed due to passing the frame edge
of the coincidence point ---
***** Capture Failed ***** Clip Discarded
@ Wed Dec 28 10:57:41 2011
• Exception: Failed to find coincidence point on tape.
if i don't use pre-roll it works fine. also, the same system digitizes reliably with pre-roll via sdi from my hvr-1500.
any thoughts? thx, josh
joshua schwarz, producer/editor | post josh productions