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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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Problem with downconverting

I shot some HD footage on the A1 with plans to downconvert to Premiere. I am trying to setup playback to do just so. I have studied the manual, but on the menu where I am to adjust Playback standard, and HD downcovert....both menu choices are greyed out, and I cant find a way to make them active.

I have been shooting nothing but DV until this project so this is new.

I know it is something simple....but then again so am I.

Any help would be appreciated, as I have three hours to digitize today.

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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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Hi Mike,

Disconnect the camera from the computer and try again -- those options are often greyed out during an established connection. You have to make those settings first before connecting via FireWire. Hope this helps,
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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Are you in VCR/Play mode when you try it?
I'm fairly certain you need to be.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:13 AM   #4
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Thanks a bunch

You were right. The camera needs to be set to down convert prior to connection to the computer. I must have missed that somehow.

I appreciate the quick response.

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