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
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011

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    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    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

    Nov 28, 2010
    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?
  3. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    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 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2010
    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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