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alberto moreira
video capture freezes after 5 minutes final cut express 3.0
on Mar 17, 2010 at 7:56:13 pm

Hello everyone,

Grasping for direction or answers. When I am capturing video to my final cut express 3, the video freezes after approx. 5 minutes in but the drive continues to capture until the out point.
Here's the events that led to my situation.
500 gb western digital(2007 model) ext hd dies. Mac g4 powerbook 15" (osx 10.3.9 panther 1ghz ram)reads "drive inserted is not os formatted..)I get the old drive checked out and it pans out that it has died. I purchase new 1tb hd Hitach that is compatible for mac os 10.3.9. I format hard drive to extended (not journaled). I attempt to capture clip longer than 5 minutes and it freezes as stated above. I trash pref and do a repair permission. I use a different playback device. I move the usb 2.0 cable from new hard drive to another port. I attempted to capture with the internal hd. Same results. Had the firewire cable checked out, it was fine. Quicktime version is 7.5 version. I'm missing something but what? Tonight I will go and check my set up choice in the preference folder and play with the fire wire setting if maybe that was changed somehow. All system was working beautifully until the hard drive failure. Thanks for any suggestions.
A. Moreira


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Steve Eisen
Re: video capture freezes after 5 minutes final cut express 3.0
on Mar 17, 2010 at 10:50:55 pm

Use a Firewire drive and let us know your results.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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alberto moreira
Re: video capture freezes after 5 minutes final cut express 3.0
on Mar 18, 2010 at 1:22:33 pm

Steve,
Thanks for the response, I'll do that. The old drive was a usb connection, not firewire but I'll do it anyway. I played with the fire wire connections in the system pref of fce last night and that did not work. Made sure that the wave form, thumbnail cache, ect in the scratch pref were the same drives, no results. The old drive was a 500 gb. New drive is a 1 tb. Is it possible the difference could effect the capture command?
A. Moreira

alberto moreira


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Steve Eisen
Re: video capture freezes after 5 minutes final cut express 3.0
on Mar 18, 2010 at 6:25:01 pm

Do not use USB drive for capturing or editing video on a Mac.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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alberto moreira
Re: video capture freezes after 5 minutes final cut express 3.0
on Mar 18, 2010 at 8:25:31 pm

Fellow editors,
I tried capturing with my internal drive, same results, video freezes after 5 minutes.
A. Moreira


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alberto moreira
Re: video capture freezes after 5 minutes final cut express 3.0
on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:52:46 pm

Any ideas anyone?
A. Moreira


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alberto moreira
Re: video capture freezes after 5 minutes final cut express 3.0
on Apr 5, 2010 at 8:33:13 pm

Update! Had to upgrade os from panther 10.3.9 panther to Tiger 4.0 for capture to work again. Thanks for everyone's input.
Alberto Moreira
Creative Moments Video Production
http://www.creativemomentsvideoprod.com


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