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Old March 2nd, 2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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XL2 to Dell Laptop W/O Tape

How can I disable the DV Tape on my XL2 when recording to the hard-drive on my dell. I am using Canon console DV capture software over the firewire connection.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 02:17 PM   #2
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You need to capture without device control from your application. (you did not specify what platform you are using to capture with) I have done this from Final Cut Pro (On my mac). I haven't tried this using Vegas on my PC. It may or may not work depending on your software.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:18 PM   #3
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I Generaly use Vegas to capture or "DV-PC Recorder Software" to capture(AVI) for the XL2, from Canon. My question is can I record With Out the Tape in the camera. The Camera is setup for DV Control in the menu system and I can capture to tape and the hard drive at the same time.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 06:03 PM   #4
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I tried recording using Vegas 5 and it works without changing any settings.

1)Turn your dial on your camcorder dial to anything but "VCR" or "Off" (I tried Auto mode).
2) Remove your lense cap :^)
3) Enter capture utility in Vegas
4) Select "capture now" and "stop" when you're done.

I have an XL1s, but it should be the same. I hope this is what you mean.
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 09:13 AM   #5
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The Question was about recording with out DV tape installed in the camera. I Did A Test Lastnight And "Yes" I Can Record With Out Tape. Just Remove The Tape From The DV Recorder (Canon XL2) With The Firewire Hooked up to a Laptop (Dell w/100G hd) one can record direct to the hd through a capture program. Note: Camera displays the "RED no tape symbol". The captured AVI Files recorded without any problems. After one hour of test I had no dropouts. I will still Problely run with dv tape as a backup. //RMH
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Old March 21st, 2006, 05:11 PM   #6
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I also need to do this...does anyone know if there's a way that I can "start / pause /start" the capture and keep that in one file rather than having to make a new file everytime i stop?

I am shooting baseball games and taking out the dead time.

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Old March 24th, 2006, 02:44 PM   #7
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better several clips than one

You are better off with several clips than just one: should one get corrupted you are out of luck
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Old March 25th, 2006, 06:40 AM   #8
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Answer to Rick Step: there's a way to do it !

But you have to use a Windows PC...

Serious Magic Dv Rack let's you use a PC (laptop works great) as a video monitor, dv recorder, audio volume monitor, vectorscope... lots of options.

I plugged a USB 2.0 drive into mu laptop and recorded without problems. You can pause, but I think it makes a new clip when you do it (I'm not sure...). I agree with Martin that it'S better to have different clips.

The new version supports HDV: i tried the demo and it's amazing !

Give it a try:

http://www.seriousmagic.com/dvrack.cfm
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