There has been much discussion already about this, and similar topics, however none have been able to help me resolve my issue...
Recorded 30p HDV footage on a Sony V1U. When in VCR mode, the output is set to HDV (not automatic or DV), and the i.Link Convert is set to "off".
On the computer end, I am running FCP 7.0.3 on a MacPro with 2x2.66 GHx Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors, 3 GB of memory and 4TB internal storage. The computer is running OS 10.6.8. My capture settings are Sequence: ProRes 422 1440x1080 30p 48 KHz, Capture: HDV-Apple ProRes 422, and DEvice Control: Sony HDV FireWire.
When the camera is plugged in, and playing, the camera screen says HDVout and the video plays fine, however, when I hit Log and Capture in Final Cut I receive and error message that reads, "Unable to initialize HDV deck. Please make sure a deck is connected and try again."
The camera is not recognized in Quicktime or iMovie.
I find this strange because I captured footage on the same kind of tape, without changing any settings on the camera or in FCP just fine. Now I have a problem.
Any help would be greatly greatly greatly appreciated.