I kept notes on how I got this to work 2 years ago and the notes must be wrong. Capturing VHS signal into my Sony HDR-FX1 camera in the correct sequence. Boot up MBP and go into FCP and then to capture window. I see the video when i push play on VCR and I click on capture now. The capture window pops up and skips through 3 seconds of video and then an error message pops up stating FCP has dropped frames, then the capture window closes. I have the camera set to DV and video plays fine in view finder, i have non-controllable device clicked for timecode issues. Any ideas. Further, I would really like to save this in prores 422 so I can keep going in my project without massive rendering headaches. What am I missing? Sadly, I have done this before with this exact equipment. No changes. i am missing an ingredient here though.
Figured it out. I was looking at the wrong end of the problem. I had it configured the same way I did a few years ago when it worked for me. It was a faulty 800 firewire cable running to my external drive. I think my MBP didn't know where to send it so it wouldn't even start. I had just used that cable a week ago with no issue. Sometimes you just have to flip over every rock. Because of this maddening problem, I have started drinking. Cheers.