I found many posts about this issue and tried a lot of settings, but I just hit my head on the wall now.
I've spent all the day trying all the solutions suggested through the forums (especially here), but still not working.
I need to output a TV show as Quicktime ProRes422LT 1080i 29.97fps to DVCProHD with a AJ-HD1200A.
I know that I can't use the RS-422 for recording, so I use the Firewire port with the HD-SDI. The signal passes fine to the deck. Video and audio are in sync and quality is fine.
The problem is the timecode. I can get it to start at the right TC, but after that, it gets offset. I did a short 2min test. The in point is good at 09:58:30:00, but after 1min I get 18 frames off. I set an offset to compensate but the number I enter never reflects exactly on the tape. Ex. I set an offset of +18 but I get a -5.
I made sure both the deck and FCP are at 29,97fps DF. TC is provide through FW with the DVCProHD FW preset (set as DV Time).
Whatever setting I change, timecode is never accurate and I just don't know what to try anymore.
I followed the solutions proposed by Walter and Shane here. I followed the guide provided on the Panasonic site. I asked 2 other post technicians. Nothing works.
There must be a setting that I miss. Everyone I talk to seems to use this combination fine.
Some help please?
Read, search, try... then ask.
The 1200A was designed as a player deck, mainly. It wasn't meant to be used as a mastering deck. I've never gotten it to take the TC I wanted, and have only been able to crash-record out. And correct timeline timecode via Firewire? Not sure that is possible... DVCPRO HD tape is a 60p medium...60fps. Not 29.97
The 1400, however, was designed for this. You'll need to get your hands on that.