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Jun Kitatani
No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 9, 2010 at 3:14:48 am

I cannot capture. This has happened once before. I have plenty of disk space and the same dv cam I've always used. Am on a Mac Pro intel Leopard w/ FCP 6.06. FCP controls the cam but the capture window only flashes and nothing gets into the bin. Some weird QT files show up in my scratch folder.


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Rafael Amador
Re: No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 9, 2010 at 4:58:12 am

[Jun Kitatani] "Some weird QT files show up in my scratch folder."
Some AV QT files or so?
What kind of HD are you using for capturing?
Rafael



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Jun Kitatani
Re: No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 9, 2010 at 5:22:03 am

I checked my scratch disc on the external drive to check if it was getting anything and I have several untitled QT files which I cannot open. Each of those are stamped with the exact time I had attempted to capture. Probably dreaded software problem.


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Don Greening
Re: No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 9, 2010 at 5:27:34 am

[Rafael Amador] "What kind of HD are you using for capturing?"

Indeed. And make sure the hard drive you're capturing to is formatted in Mac OS Extended.

- Don



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Jun Kitatani
Re: No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 9, 2010 at 6:02:03 am

It's an Iomega 500 GB (HDD 1H4). Firewire & ESATA. Drive was formatted a long time ago and hasn't changed since I began using it nearly a year and a half ago. I was able to capture to it just last month.


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walter biscardi
Re: No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 9, 2010 at 1:23:46 pm

[Jun Kitatani] ". Drive was formatted a long time ago and hasn't changed since I began using it nearly a year and a half ago. I was able to capture to it just last month."

All media drives should be cleaned regularly. That means erasing and re-initializing them. A drive that has not been cleaned for a year and a half is probably badly fragmented.

We try to clean our drives off at least every three months to keep them clean. I have some extra drives around so we can dump the media off the array, erase the array, and then copy the media back.

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Rafael Amador
Re: No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 9, 2010 at 6:49:10 am

Yes, and not a USB HD.
Don have a happy 2.010.
Hope the winter is treating you well.
Cheers,
rafael

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Don Greening
Re: No Capture - Nothing in Bin - Weird QT files in Scratch Folder
on Jan 11, 2010 at 3:42:27 am

Thanks, Raf. Here's hoping you have a great 2010 as well.

- Don


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