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Old September 10th, 2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Export to Tape w/ XH-A1 and CS4 - Please Help - Time Sensitive!

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I am having a big problem exporting to a tape using Adobe CS4 and my Canon XH-A1. The project is HDV at 24fps. The problem is that the "Export to Tape" function is grayed out and simply will not work. I know there has to be something simple I am overlooking, but the pressure is on, as this film has been accepted to a festival which requires mini-dv tapes. Please help as soon as possible. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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Try this, in VCR mode: Menu > Signal Setup > Time Code > HD/DV In > Copy

Also in VCR mode, try: Menu > Signal Setup > HD Down-Conv > Off

You should power the camera down and disconnect it from the computer before making this change... then re-connect.

[ edit: added HD Down-Conv > Off ]
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #3
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Thanks Chris, that seems to have done it. Sorry for re-posting in several areas - panic sets in and you start acting crazy...
I'm doing this on a friend's computer and don't use CS4 much - I chose "Render and Record" and it seems to be taking a very long time to get started - is this normal? And what can I expect for a 90 min feature? Thanks again
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #4
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Alright, problem #2 - I just thought it was taking a long time to get started - but it's actually crashed CS4 the last two times I've tried to "Render and Record" - Any suggestions?
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Old September 10th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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That's an issue which is best addressed in our Adobe CS / Premiere forum.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #6
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I did this and its still grayed out.
Any other suggestions?

Ps, I think this should stay in XH-A1 Category, because I only have this prob with my XH.
My old cameras never had this issue.
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