Final Cut Pro 7 captures Mini DV footage, then loses it?!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BJB Productions, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. BJB Productions, Feb 17, 2011
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    BJB Productions

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    Ok,
    I'll try not to rage too much, but this is now my second time trying to capture this tape. First of all, I hate working with DV footage...the whole capture thing is a pain.

    Anyway... So I've captured the tape, and it ends, and it says "You have reached the end of the tape. All footage has been captured successfully" I click ok, but then the capture does not show up in my bin. I even checked the capture scratch folder. It appears it does not exist...but it said it captured. What is going on? This is getting really annoying.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba
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    What about setting a MARK OUT short before the TC on the tape ends, thus the capturing process stops a bit before, therefore circumventing that problem?
     
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    Yeah good point. It's definitely worth a shot. Just the thought of re-capturing a sixty minute tape for the third time doesn't sound very exciting at the moment... I'll probably try it tomorrow.
     
  4. smokescreen76
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    I personally like to capture in 10-15 minute chunks.

    It's easier on the system (rather than having massive chunks of video to deal with) and if anything goes wrong you only have lost a few minutes.
     

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