FCP recognizes my camera but no video in FCP capture window

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bowbow88, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. bowbow88 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2009
    Hi FCP pros,

    I am 5 days into FCP. Just got my fw800-fw400 cable yesterday and is ready to do some demo capturing.

    FCP recognizes my camera and is able to control it; however, I am not able to see the video in the capture window (can only see it in the view finder). I am sure it is a setting issue somewhere in FCP but I just couldn't get it going.

    Any tips appreciated.

    Big thanks in advance....
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    Wow. You've provided so much information for us to go on!

    Seriously, you need to provide details; what camera (brand and model), what format did you shoot? What version of OS, QT and FCP are you using? Is the camera in VTR mode?

  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    In addition to -DH's post about posting more details, have you taken a look at that manual, that came with FCP?

    It provides information about the steps to take to digitize/capture (H)DV footage and what settings to use.

    That's how I was able to capture DV and HDV footage the first time I used FCP, although it was an older version, 6 I think. So maybe Apple decided to not provide that kind of information anymore.
  4. bowbow88 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2009
    Hi guys,

    Sorry for the lack of details.

    I got to play with it more this morning and think it might be the camera?!
    It is an older camera: Panasonic AG-EZ50. After playing around with the settings, I was able to get some video (very choppy and drop frames). I used the same tape and switched it to another Camcorder (Canon XL-1) and the capture is smooth and fine.

    If it is the camera, is there anything I can do with that? If not, I guess my next best solution is to capture it from the XL-1?!


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