I am trying to record live from a Sony DSR50 deck via basic firewire but I am getting a "the tape has reached its end" error after I hit capture now. I do see video and timecode under the basic firewire setting in the log and capture window before I hit capture now but when I do, I get the error.
I don't have the option to use 422 unfortunately, my only option is firewire.
I know I can use the non-controllable device setting but I need the timecode on the tape because I am using 2 Macbook pro's for a 2 camera shoot so I need the two to match.
I am trying to avoid digitizing tape by doing the live capture but I keep getting this error.
[douglas brumbaugh]"What about an external box that would hook up to my macbook pro? Say the AJA IOHD or something similar?
Yes, that is the second scenario I posted about.
But you will still need a way to get tc to it. Does your camera have a tc out? If so, you can use AJA VTr Exchnage (free software) and an ioHD or similar and capture the video with LTC. Or use a KiPro and forget the laptop.