I'm trying to capture 2 tapes of footage shot in HDV 1080i50.
I use HDV-APPLE PRORES 422 (HQ) codec and SONY HVR-M15AE deck.
contains short clips (max 1 or 2 minutes) and no problems occured during capture
contains a long clip (45 minutes) and everytime i try to capture it, FCP unexpectely quits after 26:10:00 of capturing....
it seems to be a problem due to clip's duration and codec because it happens also on other machines with the same clip's duration (also with different footages) and with the same codec...if I use HDV prores 422(not HQ) it works normally...
I already checked my system settings about LIMIT CAPTURE FILE SEGMENT SIZE (not activated), already trashed preferences....
MAC INTEL dual quadcore 3ghz
macos 10.5.8 and macos 10.6
there is no real benefit from using the Prores 422 HQ with HDV material...all you are doing is creating a much larger file, which may be part of the reason you are having problems. Stick to non Pro Res and you should be fine.
Gary Adcock explains his findings in this enlightening article....