I'm having trouble capturing some DV footage in FC Studio 2. I'm a long time editor, and I'm fairly proficient in the basic functions, but when the program starts to do something strange, I get lost. I shot footage on DV, with a Panasonic GS10, consumer camera, and when I go to log & capture, it works fine for a while, then his a point in the tape where the capture freezes up. The tape continues to play, however as if nothing is wrong. I get the "dropped frames occurred during capture, capture was aborted message", so unchecked the abort capture on dropped frames option. I still have the same issue. Also, the footage that I am able to capture, will also suddenly freeze up on playback, and even go to black at certain points. I assume there's just something wrong with the physical tape, because I don't get this issue with other tapes, so problem identified, bad tape. It is strange though, because the tape plays just fine, FCP just doesn't like something about it. Ok, so bad tape, fine, I can live with that. As a solution however, I tried recording the footage to a DVD to create an entire new piece of video, in an attempt to "smooth over" any weird timecode breaks or glitches on the tape or whatever. I then re-recorded that DVD back to a DV tape, creating yet another new piece of video, with a whole new timecode. In my experience, this usually works. However, even with the new version of the footage, I get the same problem capturing. Doesn't it seem that this brand new piece of video, on this brand new tape should work? If there was an issue with the original tape physically, it should be a non-factor. If there was some weird timecode issue, it should also be a non-factor, right? I did go firewire from the original DV to the DVD, so I can see how that might cause the issue to transfer possibly, but it seems unlikely. Additionally, I copied the DVD to the second DVD via S-video, so I can't imagine any of the original digital information could possibly have transferred over. It just seems unlikely. If anyone has any insight, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!