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Old November 23rd, 2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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can get my notebook to see my P2 camera

so I can't get Quicktim Broadcast to see my HPX-500.
Nor can I get FCP 6 to see the camera as a live source, like capture now.
It seems the USB 2.0 is only a card out and the notebook has no firewire inputs.
How can I overcome this obstacle?
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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forgot to explain the problem further. All the HD input selections in FCP are firewire options. Yet my notebook has no firewire inputs.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 04:37 PM   #3
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FCP cannot capture with USB, it requires Firewire.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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yeah, I remembered' that. But now I am firewire out to the notebook and with log and capture open I get audio but bars only on video.
Using easy set up- HDVPRO 720p.
I have done this before several times and now I am completely out of ideas.
I had wanted to stream video using this camera and this notebook.
In system profiler under the Firewire heading it does see the camera, by name and everything so i don't know where the disconnect is.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 06:50 PM   #5
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First let's make sure you've not confused your formats...

You said, "HDVPRO 720p". Did you mean "DVC"-pro instead? If you've inadvertently selected an HDV format rather than DVCPRO-HD that's the source of your problem.

I'm not following how you're getting into FCP: You said your laptop doesn't have Firewire so regardless how you're coming out *from* the camera, how are you getting it into FCP?
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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1st, thx for your patience, I was pretty wrapped around the axle when I posted.

OK, Notebook has 2 USB ports and a firewire 400/800 (don't remember which) port.
So going firewire out from the hpx-500 into the notebook's firewire 400 in.
HPX-500 is set at HD 720p 30 . FCP set up using using Easy Setup HD DVCPRO 720p 30

In the past, open FCP 6, Log and Capture and bingo, live video.

I have no idea what I am functions I am doing or not doing this time.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:45 PM   #7
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There are a couple things that could be the culprit:

- FCP needs to have it's cache cleaned out and refreshed. I can't remember the name of the application but there are a few freeware apps that do this.
- The FW cable might be going bad; try another cable.
- The project you're working on might be corrupt; after you clean up FCP try a new project and "capture now" operation.
- The OS needs to be tuned-up: Onyx for Mac. Freeware.

Try this stuff first and see what happens.
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