HV20 Device Control Preset in FCP at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XA and VIXIA Series AVCHD Camcorders > Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders

Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders
For VIXIA / LEGRIA Series (HF G, HF S, HF and HV) consumer camcorders.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 14th, 2007, 03:14 AM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Redmond, Wa
Posts: 7
HV20 Device Control Preset in FCP

I'm having trouble capturing clips in FCP 5.1.4.

I'm in HDV 1080i60
HDV Intermediate Codec

But When I try to open the Log and Capture window It just tries to start capturing a clip without showing me the actual log and capture window.

Which device control preset are you guys using? HDV Firewire, HDV Firewire Basic, Sony HDV Firewire?

BWT I'm using a G5 Quad with 4.5 Gig Ram.

Thanks in advance for the help!
Ed Barkley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ACT Australia
Posts: 148
Sony HDV Firewire works fine for me, capturing HDV 108050i tapes with a HV20E (PAL) using Mac Pro running v.5.1.4
Mark Joseph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2007, 12:39 PM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Redmond, Wa
Posts: 7
Do you just plug in the camera with the machine already booted up or do you have to reboot for it to work?

Part of the problem may be that I have a Sony DVCAM VTR plugged in to a separate firewire port on the back of the machine. It's not turned on, but maybe Final Cut is getting confused?
Ed Barkley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 319
HDV Firewire Basic works for me.
Elmer Lang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Springfield, US
Posts: 63
Apple's Intermediate Codec capture preset doesn't give you Log and Capture options, just straight capture as you described.
Ian Albinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #6
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Redmond, Wa
Posts: 7
I have now tried a variety of things, but can only consistently get FCP to recognize the HV20 as a VTR with logging capability if I reboot the Mac and plug it in fresh. I wonder if it is a flawed camera or a drivers issue or a conflict with other gear?

Also, once I have got the logging window open, I'm regularly getting time code not found errors. I have read of other users having this problem at least.

Do any of you ever have to reboot the mac to get reliable operation?
Ed Barkley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 15th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: ACT Australia
Posts: 148
Never need to reboot - however I have no other devices on any firewire port. I recall any devices on firewire chains to cause problems in my PPC days - a slow device will cause all other devices to slow down etc.
So not recommended to have even FW HDs on the buses when capturing. Well maybe it's all fixed in these Intel Macs but that was the case for PPC Macs.
Mark Joseph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #8
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Redmond, Wa
Posts: 7
Does the HV20 have to be preset to a specific mode for the Log and Capture window to work properly. Obviously, I'm in Tape Mode and the Camera is set to Play, but do I need to specify something else?
Ed Barkley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #9
New Boot
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Redmond, Wa
Posts: 7
Ah, Ha!

Setting my capture preset to HDV Intermediate is definitely the problem.

What is the drawback to grabbing directly into "HDV" instead of "HDV Intermediate"?
Ed Barkley is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XA and VIXIA Series AVCHD Camcorders > Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:44 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network