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Andy Elrick
FCP Capture
on Feb 13, 2011 at 6:06:57 pm

I am in the process of teaching myself FCP, early in the process actually so I am at just getting to capturing video.

So I sat down for the first time today to try it and for the first 45 minutes or an hour everything went swimmingly. I could go through the video and log it and see everything and logged a whole bunch of stuff to be captured. Then I went to actually do the capture and it all went wrong.

First I tried to do a batch capture and got an error message about time code.

Then I tried to capture one clip at a time and did a little better as it went to the right point in the tape and the video even popped up in the encoding window for a second but then I got another error message, this time about Dropped Frames.

Now I have tried to start over and when I open the log and capture tool the preview screen flashes all of these crazy colors like red and blue. I can see the video sometimes in the background but this did not happen before.

Half an hour ago I was fine and now I'm ready to jump out the window.

Help is appreciated.


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Chris Tompkins
Re: FCP Capture
on Feb 13, 2011 at 7:03:52 pm

Well, you left out key information like,

What format are you trying to capture.
What deck?
What capture settings?

Choose an easy setup that matches your footage ~ go from there.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Andy Elrick
Re: FCP Capture
on Feb 13, 2011 at 8:17:36 pm

HDV

The deck is my Canon HV30

The capture is set on DV right now but only because I can't seem to get the system to recognize my camera. I tried to use an 'easy' setting for HDV but each time it tells me it can't find such a device. I made sure the camera is playing out in HDV as well but no luck.

I think the problem is the settings are wrong but I'm not sure how to get them right.

Andy


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Chris Tompkins
Re: FCP Capture
on Feb 13, 2011 at 10:23:40 pm

If the footage is HD or HDV you can not use DV as an easy setup for capture. You have to match settings.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Andy Elrick
Re: FCP Capture
on Feb 13, 2011 at 10:53:36 pm

But no matter what I do FCP does not recognize the deck when I set it to any of the HDV settings.

From what I have read a pretty standard easy setting would be HDV-Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 but when I select that one it tells me it is ' unable to locate the following external devices'. The only one where it doesn't say that is the DV-NTSC settings which isn't correct but it does work in terms of being able to see the footage in the viewer and even log it, though I run into problems when I go to capture.


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Andrew Backinsell
Re: FCP Capture
on Mar 7, 2011 at 9:01:28 pm

[Andy Elrick] "Now I have tried to start over and when I open the log and capture tool the preview screen flashes all of these crazy colors like red and blue. I can see the video sometimes in the background but this did not happen before."

Try this thread for the above situation: http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2698261&start=0&tsta...

I had the same and updated the graphics driver, all sorted.


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