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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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Capture Problem - I have tried everything!

Hi guys,

My problem is that I cannot Log and Capture with FCP 5.1.3 any material from my Canon XL2 (it's a new camera and hence a new problem). Final Cut shows me the Timecode and lets me remote control the deck but it won't give me any picture or sound. What I have tried and done so far is:

1. Safe Boot Procedure

2. Repaired the Permissions

3. Reinstalled the Quicktime
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301852

4. Saved the FCP projects under different names (save as)

5. Created a new account and used FCP under that account

6. Tried all the different capture settings such as PAL, PAL basic etc (I'm in Europe)

7. Trashed FCP preferences

When I connect the Camera via Firewire to the DVD-player it works perfectly, so the FW connection is ok. Also, if I try to capture by using iMovie the same problem takes place: it shows me the timecode and lets me control the deck, but won'd give me picture or sound. Log and Capture fuctions perfectly when I use my Sony TRV950.

The equipment: Macbook Pro 2.16, Canon XL2, FCP 5.1.3, Mac OSX 10.4.8, Quicktime 7.1.3 pro.

So guys, help me out because I know you can!!!
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Old February 21st, 2007, 12:08 PM   #2
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Try Changing your Easy Setup

Tom, try changing your Easy Setup to Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i50. You'll have to manually que up the tape but it should capture.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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This probably isn't your problem, but I just wanted to throw out a quick line to verify that you are in fact trying to capture while the camera is set to VTR mode?
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