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Bernard Garner
Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 17, 2009 at 5:30:35 pm

O.K. I am new to Final Cut but have been working with Macs and PCs for a long time. Just got a great job. Here is my problem. I am trying to capture HDV 1440x1080i(60) the deck responds, the settings are correct, the material that was recorded by the HDV camera on MiniDV is confirmed to be HDV, The deck that is being controlled by final cut, is responding and capturing fine but when the clip is captured it is at 720x480. This happens even though all the settings have been set up to capture HDV. I have cross referenced the manuals for Final Cut the camera and the deck. I have looked at online material on how to set up and capture HDV as well for Final Cut. I am using the fire wire connection from the Sony DVCAM HDV deck to the 6pin Fire wire port on the Mac, not the additional installed fire wire cards. Scratch disks are set to the internal drives, not external. Here is what I am working with:

Camera: Sony HDR-FX1 (set up to record HDV not SD DV)

Digital HD Videocassette Recorder: Sony HVR-M15U

Mac Workstation Hardware specs:

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 3 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 10 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05

Final Cut Pro version: 6.0.6

Been dealing with this issue for two days now, Looked in the posts to try and find an answer but did not find anything close. Should uninstall and reinstall Final cut or Upgrade to Final Cut Pro 7? Thank you for all of your help



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Brian Pitt
Re: Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 17, 2009 at 6:34:22 pm

I'm guessing that your deck is set to down-convert.

Go to your deck press menu>i link set>HDV to DV conv>off

See if that was the problem.

Brian


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Bernard Garner
Re: Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:13:43 pm

Will you be my new best friend? That was it exactly! Thank you.


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Brian Pitt
Re: Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 18, 2009 at 12:40:28 am

No worries. I spent a good day in your shoes. That's how I know the answer! :)

Brian


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Brian Pitt
Re: Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 18, 2009 at 4:52:54 pm

Have you ever captured your HDV footage as prores? It's a much smoother workflow. I'd look into it if I were you... Much less rendering and better colorspace.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/capture_hdv_prores_fw_balis.html

Brian


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Bernard Garner
Re: Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:09:46 pm

Apple proress 422 or Apple prores 422(HQ)


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Brian Pitt
Re: Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 18, 2009 at 8:37:52 pm

I just use prores 422. It's a time saver.

Brian


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Bernard Garner
Re: Final Cut no captureing HDV
on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:27:28 pm

That is "Apple Prores 422" right?


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