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Marcus Warren
HDV Capture issues
on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:58:07 am

I am having problems capturing HDV video shot in 60i on a Canon XH-A1. I have tried capturing on a 15" MacBookPro and a 21.5" iMac, both with 4 GB RAM and Media 100 Suite 2.1.

I noticed in setting up for capture that there is not an HDV 1080 60i option; HDV 1080 29.97 is the only option. When I try to capture I repeatedly get the Temporary Loss of Video Sync warning and no video in the monitor.

Deferred capture makes no difference.

I can capture in SD, but not HDV. What am I doing wrong?

Both computers run very sluggishly when the A1 is attached (via Firewire). They even run sluggishly even when the attached A1 is not playing video. Very strange. I need to capture the footage in a few hours because I have to return the camera.

I guess I could capture in SD and transcode to HD but I would rather not do that. I have tried to capture to two different hard drives as well, but no luck.


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Robert Stone
Re: HDV Capture issues
on Oct 17, 2013 at 7:12:06 am

Aloha Marcus - On your camera, make sure your output is set to HDV and that down conversion is off. That's in the SIGNAL SETUP menu.

Blessings,

Robert C. Stone
http://HippieFilm.com
http://MauiTVSpots.com


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Robert Stone
Re: HDV Capture issues
on Oct 17, 2013 at 7:18:13 am

Also - I'm assuming that you chose ProRes codec for HD and Video Input is HD Firewire HDV? The ProRes codec should be less strain on your system than trying to CODE/DECODE HDV. Eliminates the long GOPs.
HTH

Robert C. Stone
http://HippieFilm.com
http://MauiTVSpots.com


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Marcus Warren
Re: HDV Capture issues
on Oct 19, 2013 at 4:37:27 pm

Hi Robert, I had indeed done all that you suggested before I posted. Interestingly, I went and shot test footage in 30f and 24f and they captured with no issues, so I shot additional test footage at 60i and it captured with no problems. So I went back to the original tape and uploaded it with no further issues. I have no idea what changed, but as I mentioned in the first post I initially tried two different computers with two different licensed installs of M100 Suite and it just flat wouldn't work.

Thanks for taking the time to troubleshoot with me.


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Robert Stone
Re: HDV Capture issues
on Oct 19, 2013 at 4:56:19 pm

Aloha Marcus - sometimes MAGIC HAPPENS! Glad it worked out!

Blessings,

Robert C. Stone
http://HippieFilm.com
http://MauiTVSpots.com


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