Final Cut Pro 7 Log and Capture Problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cloudcrash, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. cloudcrash macrumors newbie

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    Aug 17, 2010
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    Hi, I have an old Sony NP-F750 with Mini DV tapes, and Final Cut says it cannot locate the device, which usually happens when you don't turn on the camera or don't have it hooked up.

    I can not remember how to go about this, so can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
     
  2. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 13, 2005
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    1. Easy setup DV-Firewire (or whatever correct setting for the camera type) and then try again?
    2. Is the cam in VCR mode?
    3. Replace the firewire cable?
    4. Could be a setting on the cam? Is the camera acknowledging the dv input?
    5. Burned/dead firewire port on either the camera and/or computer?
     
  3. DrRock macrumors regular

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    Jun 18, 2005
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    ^

    I run FCP 6, so it might be different in your system, but there should be a setting in the capture settings tab, where you specify your capture device as a "non-controlled device". Try this & see if it works for you. One caveat; it will create new timecode for your clip, and you won't be able to reference your original tape for batch capturing, if that's a concern. I've never batch captured in my life, but everyone works differently. Hope that helps!
     

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