When capturing content I get a few drop frames/time breaks. My user preferences are set to start a new capture on time breaks. The problem with this is that I miss a few seconds due to the pre-roll points.
I have so much to capture that I need to be able to start the capture and leave it to do its thing without having to sit there and monitor its progress. I'm capturing HD 1080i/50i and it doesn't seem to work that well if I set it as an un-controlable device.
I've just setup an external firewire drive to store the captured content so its not going to my boot drive. Hopefully this will sort out the drop frame issue. It should because I'm using a 2 x 2.26 quad-core Mac Pro with 6G of RAM.
If you're talking about pre-roll or post-roll for capture, you can bring it down to as low a number as you want, but it's pretty meaningless if your deck is not capable of it. Pre-roll capability is largely dependent on the trigger response and ballistic performance of your deck. Poor performance like on a camcorder will require more pre-roll and post-roll.
If you're talking about pre-roll and post-roll for playaround, you can set that to whatever you want.
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