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Shane Trowbridge
drop frame issues capturing analogue video into FCP 7
on Jan 26, 2012 at 2:43:16 pm

I have a ton of old video on VHS that I am trying to get digital archives of. I have a VCR player patched through a DV deck and straight into my laptop. It is successfully logging and capturing into FCP. The problem is that the VHS footage is old and has the occasional dropout. These are long hour to 2 hour clips that I set up and walk away from. I keep coming back and the capture has stopped due to frames dropping. Is there a setting I can change so that the capture will continue despite frames dropping?

I have it set up as a noncontrollable device and I'm capturing DV NTSC 48KHz

Shane


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Dave LaRonde
Re: drop frame issues capturing analogue video into FCP 7
on Jan 26, 2012 at 3:45:10 pm

What are you using as your capture scratch storage? If you're using the system drive, it's a sure recipe for trouble.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Shane Trowbridge
Re: drop frame issues capturing analogue video into FCP 7
on Jan 26, 2012 at 7:25:49 pm

Dave-

My scratch is set up to an external 1.5TB drive using a USB connection. It's been a pretty solid drive.

Shane


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Dave LaRonde
Re: drop frame issues capturing analogue video into FCP 7
on Jan 26, 2012 at 9:24:47 pm

The USB connection is the weak link. It's the source of all your woe. To capture even DV video, you need Firewire 400. Firewire 800 would be better.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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