we are new to this forum and new to FCP so please bare with us.
We have recently made a music video. We shot the video on a canon Z1 and have transferred the footage into FCP4. We are now at the print to video stage and we are encountering the following issues:
We connected the camera to the video, monitor and mac and then opened FCP4, but when printing to video there is no sound. The video also stops playing and recording because of dropped frames.
How do we solve the sound and dropped frame issues or is there another way to get this video printed?
It's been a long, long time since I worked on FCP 4, but at least the Print to Video dialog hasn't changed much.
However, I need some clarification-
What of footage are you working with and what are your sequence settings?
When you say you connected the camera to "the video, monitor and mac" how exactly are you connecting them?
And did you read the manual on the camera to make sure your settings are correct to accept a signal from a computer?
And the manual says that camera can receive a signal from a computer and record? I have run into the odd mini-dv camera here and there that doesn't seem to do this, or at least not easily. Are you doing everything the Manual says to accomplish this?
When in doubt, trash the preferences, restart, re-render the timeline and try again.