My Sony Firewire deck won't read the tape when I have shot in HD 24f.
From the camera using firewire FCP HD won't capture even using capture now.
I'm using a G5 with the NVIDA Quadro FX 4500 card, trying to capture using i Link to Fire wire.
Nothing seems to work.
I don't use FCP, but you need to research which version has Canon's frame mode support & even then you can only use the XLH1, the XH series cameras, and the HV10 (& HV20 when it's released) for playback. No other manufacturers devices currently support it.
"you can only use the XLH1, the XH series cameras, and the HV10 (& HV20 when it's released) for playback."
Yep, I think that's unfortunately true... but fortunately I believe it is limited to the HD world. If you happen to be shooting SD, then the tapes shot at 24f should work in any deck... we do it all the time, feeding SD 24f out of several different decks (although I do believe they are all Sonys).
I recend my statement that "SD video shot 24F will work in any deck."
My new statement is "SD video shot in 24F does work in all the particular decks that I myself happen to have, and have never had any problem with any of them feeding 24F video."
I have several different decks (although all Sony's) from a very old DSR-20, to a funky hybrid WV-DR7 that Sony only sells in Japan, to a couple of the more "modern" ones. Standard definition 24F from the XLH1 plays like a charm in all of them. Captured video from them (when viewed on a 29.97 timeline in PremierePro2) has the proper 3:2 pulldown, exactly like telecined film.
It might just be me, but I don't tend to be that lucky... which led to my blanket statment that it should play fine in any deck.
What version of FCP do you have? I just purchased an XL H1, and the newest release of FCP CROSSGRADE includes the ability to dig all the Canon codecs via firewire. It's a complete upgrade, and if you don't do it soon, you'll "possibly" pay more. Go here http://www.apple.com/universal/crossgrade/ for more information.
Other than that, my understanding is the Canon HV10 is your only option to be able to play back "all" the Canon codecs. I don't have any personal testing with other decks yet.
As long as you are using FCP v5.1.2 or higher, you should have no problem capturing Canon HDV 24F over Firewire provided that you play the source tapes from a Canon HDV camcorder. Select an "Easy Setup" of "HDV 1080P 24F". This works 100% and any tech problems I have seen reported regarding capturing 24F in FCP have always been due to operator error and not setting the correct preferences within FCP.
Please do let us know how you make out and if you have any other questions.
What about laying off? I was able to capture from my HV-10 no problem with FCP 5.1.4 but I can't seem to lay off the HDV sequence at all. Seems like FCP doesn't recognize the camera? Any thoughts?