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Sarah Lewis
log & capture
on Oct 13, 2010 at 12:33:51 pm

Hi
I am 'log and capturing' 30 hours of footage onto FCP. FCP is creating a new file everytime the camera was turned off and on when filming - often this is up to 50 different shots per tape and I would much prefer to have only a couple of large files per tape. In the prefs I have deselected 'report dropped frames during play back and 'abort capture on dropped frames' and selected 'warn after capture'. Does anyone have any idea how I can change the prefs or what to do to capture all the footage in a large file?? Any help would be much appreciated.

many thanks
Sarah


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Trevor Ward
Re: log & capture
on Oct 13, 2010 at 1:46:45 pm

Two questions before you can get an answer:

1. Are you using Firewire to capture (from either a camera or a deck)?
2. Does your tape have time code breaks?

-trevor ward
Red Eye Film Co.
http://www.redeyefilmco.com
orlando, fl


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Sarah Lewis
Re: log & capture
on Oct 13, 2010 at 1:56:44 pm

Yes, I am using firewire from a Sony Z1 camera and NO I don't have any timecode breaks in tapes - it just seems to log each separate shot as a new file.

Thanks
Sarah


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Trevor Ward
Re: log & capture
on Oct 13, 2010 at 2:20:18 pm

Hmmm. I don't know then. I know iMovie does that sort of thing, unless you uncheck an option box. I didn't think FCP did that.

Have you tried logging your clips first, then doing a batch capture? Or are you using Capture Now?

-trevor ward
Red Eye Film Co.
http://www.redeyefilmco.com
orlando, fl


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: log & capture
on Oct 13, 2010 at 2:14:51 pm

What format are you capturing?


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Michael Gissing
Re: log & capture
on Oct 13, 2010 at 9:13:18 pm

In Log and Capture with HDV, there is a little check box in one of the tabs to enable a new clip on camera stop starts. Uncheck this if you want to capture long clips


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Sarah Lewis
Re: log & capture
on Oct 14, 2010 at 6:24:26 am

Thanks so much - I think that may have solved it.


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