After many years struggling to get good captures from this camera I finally found the solution. Use IMovie HD to capture and then export clips in full quality. Then import them into Final Cut Pro (7). For some reason FCP7 would hicup at random and give me chopped up files of my footage with about a 6 second gap in between each file. This was very annoying and provided incomplete captures of my footage. IMovie HD allows me to capture a whole tape shot in 720p30 with this camera. I realize there's a longer workflow required but it's the only way to do it. JVC doesn't even make a playback deck for this format anymore because tape is almost dead. I have never had this issue with other cameras. JVC stonewalled me on this issue ever since.