I am trying to capture HDV 720p30 being played through a Sony HVR M10U. I am using a firewire to connect VTR with the Imac.
Log & capture window seems to be communicating fine but there is no preview in the window, just a black screen. VTR can be controlled through the capture window i.e playing the tape, rewinding it etc. I can see the tapes playing fine on VTR lcd.
I have tried various capture settings including HDV easy setup but no luck. DV tapes capture fine on this same system.
FCS 3 & Adobe PPro
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Flanders Scientific LM-1760W
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I am having the same basic problem, but with a JVC BR-HD50U and powerbook with FCP 6 as well as additional problems. I just had the firewire in the HD50 repaired and have, in the interim, successfully been using a JVC GY-HD100U as a playback deck.
With the repaired HD50 deck installed I also am having a problem with deck/display controls. The Log & Capture window indicates "VTR-OK". But when I click the play button in the Log & Capture window the deck (delayed about 5 sec.) plays with only black in the LC window and with all zeros on the Time Code display. Click stop and deck (also delayed) stops . . . now with all zeros in its TC reader; then a freeze frame of the stopped frame appears in the Log & Capture window. Click on the stop button a second time and the correct TC appears. This action repeats.
By going back to the GY-HD100U as a play deck I now have the same problem as with the HD50.
It seems like a software problem, but I have no experience with anything like this. Certainly could use some help.