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Old July 27th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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the 21 minute tape problem

I shot a documentary last weekend and I shot on one digital Master tape... and the rest were mini dv. This was only because I had one DM tape and couldn't find a local source for them as I was on a very tight timeframe. When capturing the DM, I got the whole 63 minutes into Premiere Pro 2. I was very busy so I just captured all of the tapes (or so I thought). The mini dv's appeared to be capturing the entire length of the tape - but when I went back in to check, they stopped capturing at 21 minutes - EVERY TIME, every tape. Has anyone had this happen? I managed to get all the footage I needed by doing it in 20 minute intervals. I'll certainly not make the mistake of using mini dv tapes in my A1 again. just thought it was weird.

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Old July 27th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hi Keith,

might it be possible that you have a FAT32 file system on your hard drive where you have captured the mini DV tapes? The maximum file size for FAT32 is 4 GB. This could explain the 21 minutes time limit. Maybe you have captured the DM tape on a NTFS hard drive.

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Old July 27th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #3
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I wish it were that simple to explain Axel... all tapes went to the same drive... it's a relatively fresh separate drive and I still have appx 250gb left on it... I've captured other DM tapes no prob.
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Old July 27th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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Keith... 1st of all "miniDV" is just the tape form factor & nothing else. The Digital Mastering tape you refer to is STILL miniDV. With that out of the way... your problem is something else entirely & Axel's thoughts do make more sense than it being a DM vs. non-DM matter.

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Old July 27th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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I'm still using the same mini dv tapes in my A1 as I've used in the past in my SD panasonic GS400 recorder.

Never had a problem. No dropouts, no dramas.
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