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Louis Stevenson
Can't connect camera
on Oct 12, 2009 at 9:48:17 pm

I tried capturing video for the first time today but when I hooked up the camera and opened Final Cut Pro, I got this message, "Unable to initialize video deck" and I searched that and tried figuring out the problem. I could not connect to Imovie eitehr and when I looked up the firewire in the System Profiler it did not see the camera.

I've already tried most of the troubleshooting tips and tried a second camera, with no luck.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Can't connect camera
on Oct 12, 2009 at 9:54:09 pm

You wanna toss us a bone and tell us about your system's specs and just coincidentally, THE KIND OF CAMERA YOU'RE USING?

It would be helpful to know such things. Don't work under the misapprehension that we're all graduates of the Amazing Kreskin Institute of Applied Clairvoyance.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Can't connect camera
on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:01:50 pm

[Dave LaRonde] "It would be helpful to know such things. "

Dave,

Like yours, my own psychic abilities seem to be fading. I too am finding it increasingly necessary to ask for at least a hint or two from those asking for precise technical help.

DRW

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles

POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™


A forum host of Creative COW's Apple Final Cut Pro, Business & Marketing, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.


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Louis Stevenson
Re: Can't connect camera
on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:46:36 pm

yeah sorry about the lack of info

iMac OS X 10.6.1 with Snow Leopard, 2.66 GHz

the cameras are Cannon Vixia HV30 and Canon ZR900



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Zane Barker
Re: Can't connect camera
on Oct 12, 2009 at 11:24:48 pm

Again we need more info.

What are your time line settings?
What format did you shoot in?



There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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Louis Stevenson
Re: Can't connect camera
on Oct 12, 2009 at 11:46:49 pm

I just opened a new project, so everything's at it default settings.



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Zane Barker
Re: Can't connect camera
on Oct 12, 2009 at 11:53:16 pm

I'm sorry but that tells us nothing. Your defalts may be set different from everyone else defalts.

What format did you shoot?
What are your timeline settings?

We can't help you if we don't know what exactly you are working with and dooing. Because we are not the ones sitting at your computer that information can only come from you.



There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!



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christopher Griffin
Re: Can't connect camera
on Oct 13, 2009 at 7:14:56 pm

Restart the machine? Trash your prefs? Those usually help me out in a bind.


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