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

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    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

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    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?

    -DH
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    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

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    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?!

    Thanks...
     

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