Hi I have a mini DV full of video footage I have filmed. It is filmed with no flickering, another words there is no problem with the camera. Every time I go to log and capture the footage flickers all over the place. I have a Mac and am using 10.4.11 software. But my friend who has a new Mac also has had the same problems with the log and capture. I am using FCP 6.06. It was being logged and captured to an external hard drive and someone suggested log and capture to your desktop, which I tried and the same problem has occurred. I am going crazy can anyone help me. Thanks
Umm, I'm not sure what you mean. do you mean that though it appears that way in FCP, there is really no problem with the footage? I still think it will output this way...and it is very distracting to try and watch the footage with the flickering so constant.
Basically, when I view the tape independently on the video camera playback in the video camera's little LCD screen, it's fine.
When ever I try to log and capture through FCP, the flickering is there, both in the log and capture window of FCP, and also when I play back in FCP.
Perhaps i should try and plug in an external monitor to see if it is happening there too?
If it is still there, not sure what to do.
I suspect it is because of the newer versions of FCP, as i dont remember having this problem on fcp 5, though that was some time ago and i no longer have it.
Are you capturing directly from your camera or from a tape deck?
I would try to log & capture from another device and see if that makes a difference. I'm not expert on how camera's work, but maybe its ability to capture footage to the MiniDV tape is different from its ability to send that information to your computer.