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Old October 6th, 2005, 08:35 AM   #16
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There is a handy, inexpensive piece of software called BTV Pro which allows capture straight to disk on the Mac. It is much easier to use than FCP's capture component.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 08:58 AM   #17
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I think I will try Quicktime and see how it does instead of FCP.
When using free-run timecode, how does it appear on the tape when I'm playing back? example, if I stop recording for a second and then start again, will the timecode on the tape skip a second?
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Old October 6th, 2005, 11:15 AM   #18
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Yes, it will skip on playback because it is in freerun.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:11 PM   #19
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It sounds like this problem is licked, but a simple way to record 1< hour to tape without using thin 80 min tapes or SLP is to have another cheap camera or deck on the firewire port. When the XL2 gets down to five minutes, turn on the other camera and start recording. Easy!
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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #20
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Yep. That's what I mentioned earlier. :)

In the second half, you will be just fine firewiring from the master shot to another device (camera, deck, or DTE), with a staggered roll on that device, while the other operators change tapes IF they roll out which they shouldn't with 80 minute loads.

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Old October 13th, 2005, 12:51 PM   #21
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Oop! I must've read too fast :)
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Old October 13th, 2005, 01:38 PM   #22
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No problem, I meant what you knew.
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