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Michael Volkening
The Mystery of the DV Capture Fail
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:01:12 pm

Might there be a QuickTime update that affects DV capture? I have been shooting HDV lately and capturing via firewire from a Sony HDR-FX1 camera. Been working great. Today I need to return to an older program in the DV format. I fired up the Sony DSR-11 deck- FCP can't see it. Did all the usual trouble shooting stuff- disconnect, reboot, etc., all with varying degrees of fail. Sometimes FCP wouldn't open at all, sometimes it would, but not see the DSR-11. Next, I switched to capture from a Sony VX2100- same deal. This is all on my main system- specs should be listed in my signature below.

I have a backup G5 with the same FCP loaded for emergencies. I connected the VX2100 to it and it captured just fine. So I am able to capture to the G5, move a hard drive to the Mac Pro, import and be in business. This seems like a goofy route to take. I used the same firewire cable and hard drive on both systems, so I'm guessing they're okay.

Here's more info on the 2 systems:

G5: OS 10.5.8 FCP 6.0.6 QuickTime 7.7
Mac Pro: OS 10.6.8 FCP 6.0.6 QuickTime 10

Oh, and for the DV project I used the old DV-NTSC Easy Set up as always.

Something is different. Any ideas??

Mikey

Studio 2 (FCP 6.0.6)
Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xenon
OS 10.5.8
6 GB Memory
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Rafael Amador
Re: The Mystery of the DV Capture Fail
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:16:19 pm

You are running FC.6 on a PPC.
You should be in Leopard instead of in the last version of SL.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Michael Volkening
Re: The Mystery of the DV Capture Fail
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:21:30 pm

Thanks. Just to double check- reinstall Leopard on the PPC- that's 10.5, yes? I knew I shudda left it alone....

Mikey

Studio 2 (FCP 6.0.6)
Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xenon
OS 10.5.8
6 GB Memory
http://www.moonfacemedia.com


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Rafael Amador
Re: The Mystery of the DV Capture Fail
on Aug 19, 2011 at 9:30:10 pm

[Michael Volkening] "Thanks. Just to double check- reinstall Leopard on the PPC- that's 10.5, yes? "
Right.
Install an update till the last leopard version (is really stable).
Leopard made the transition from PPCs to intel and works well in both processor.
SL has being released after the PPCs and is optimized for intel.
I have FC.7 installed on my old G5 with Leopard.
Slow, but solid rock.
rafael

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