I'm trying to capture 40 hours of NTSC Mini DV into FCP 7 using a Sony DCR-PC110 and Firewire 800.
My project settings are all set to DV NTSC 48khz/Firewire NTSC.
I'm working on a Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz, OSX 10.8.5
I have set FCP to continue capturing through dropped frames (this was a workaround for a previous issue, and the tapes themselves have many timecode breaks). When I capture, I get a gradually increasing audio lag. The lag is present when I export as a QT file, as well as native in the FCP Finder.
I have checked that the .xml info is all set to NTSC, 'true'. I've made sure my machine's cold when capturing/not running other programmes. I've made sure my drive's not too fragmented. I've retried after running a programme that trashes my preferences. I've changed the camcorder setting from 12 bit to 16 bit and captured both ways. Still getting the lag.
I'm at a complete loss. Can anyone help me ascertain for certain what the cause of the lag is (ie: *knowing* that it's a dropped frame/sync issue or not) and/or tell me what my (ideally low-budget) options are for resolving the problem?
Searching for existing answers for the same problem here didn't bring up anything for how to fix this with mini DV.