I'm having problems with a Media100 HDe (Currently running v12.1.1, but problem goes all the way back to v11) when I try and digitise from a DV (downconverted from HDV) source, at the moment I'm using a Sony HDV FX1.
I'm in PAL land, so everything I'm doing is at 25fps.
There are periods of time when there is no problem at all and I can happily digitise for weeks and months, then suddenly it will refuse. When I go to the capture panel it insists that the source is DV/DVCPRO - NTSC, and refuses to give me any deck control.
The problem occurs randomly and we are now reluctantly looking into purchasing a Convergent Design HD-Connect. I noticed that other people have reported the same problem, back in August, but as yet nothing has been done to fix it.
Peter, yes I find that on the occasions I need to edit in SD I still take my HDV from my M10 deck, (firewire from deck, SDI into Media 100) as HD which I obtain through the Convergent Design HD-Connect as you suggest. This works perfectly with machine control and I then downscale if required within Media 100. Media 100 does not like getting DV from these HDV decks.