Did you have the camera set to Free Run or Record Run for time code?
Set one way, the time code stops when the camera stops. Set the other way, the time code just keeps going, meaning the starting time code for the next shot is not one frame greater than the previous shot, but very different from the previous shot.
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA
First, the format you shot is referred to as HDV. Get in the habit of using the proper terminology, as it will help you when searching for answers.
Second, the nature of HDV is that it records \"long GOP\" MPEG, which is not frame-based - instead it stores digital information that is computed into frames on the fly during playback and capture. This is the source of your problem...
HDV requires a longer preroll than most other video formats, and user logging seldom sets the proper boundaries for it. Capturing the entire tape in one go is pretty much the only foolproof method that works consistently.