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Old March 16th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Segmented FCP capture problem resolved for me (i think)

Hi all,

I was one of the many who would capture a 20 minute clip and end up with 5 seperate files. It was a huge annoyance to say the least.

Now, I hope this doesnt sound like an obvious solution to some, but i actually crashed my imac from trying to render large HDV timelines and was forced to get a new Power PC, 2x2x2ghz processors, 5 gigs of ram, terrabyte storage - the works. (the sacrifices we make...)

Now I have begun to recapture stuff as a test and it's not coming up with the breaks, except when i start and stop tape, which isn't nearly the problem of mid capture breaks was.

Just wanted to share this with you all, since i'm sure some of you still have the problem i did. I think it's a ram issue, my old imac only had a gig of ram. I realized after the fact it had to be a problem since the capture was always lagging behind the source!

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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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I have the HD110U, and as a Wedding Shooter, I hate when during import it breaks it up into a million clips. This is a Huge hassle on my part come edit time.

I dont know if you got lucky, but when I shoot HDV, that is the only way that it imports, unless I use iMovie to import, then I can force it to import as one clip, but then the Audio is 1:21:30 behind the video. Every time. It is almost easier for me to match the A-V than edit with 500 clips in the bin.

I am running a 24 inch iMac, loaded with the max memory, 512 video and maxed procs, and never had issues rendering, even RT, or full, or even working with HDV clips in Motion, never an issue.

I still have importing issues that drive me nuts, I hate the broken up files. I hate it enough to Buy a Sony camera where HDV and importing dont give problems.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 12:21 AM   #3
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Jim, I am having that audio lag problem behind my video with my work around. How did you fix it?
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