I am using a Panasonic DVC30 video camera and trying to connect to Final Cut Pro version 5.1.4 on my Mac that's running OS 10.5.8. The camera is connected to the computer using a 4pin firewire on one side and 6 pin on the other side.
I have been unable to get FCP to recognize that the camera is connected. I have gone through various "Easy Setup" options under the FCP file menu, but to no avail. I have also set my camera to have the AV in/out set to ON. No change.
I have restarted FCP and restarted my computer, no change.
I have tried using the "non-controllable device" option in my Capture settings, but it Log and Capture window still comes up with "no communication" and oddly enough, turns on my computer's video camera putting a live video feed of my frustrated face on the log and capture screen in front of me (talk about obnoxiously ironic).
8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.
Thanks so much for the advice - I had high hopes, unfortunately, still no luck. Still getting the "unable to locate" and "unable to initialize video deck" messages. I'm not sure how to check that I recorded in DV-NTSC, but in looking into the camera's recording set-up it appears my recording speed was SP (not LP) and my audio was 48K/16bit.
I'll continue to try different things and if you have any further advice it'd be greatly appreciated.