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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:22 AM   #1
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Advice needed on how to save project

I have an HD100A (actually at this moment it is sitting in the NJ repair facility).

I shot a project recently in 720p30 mode and when I went to capture the project I found that the camera was showing dropouts. I later found that when I went to capture the project that the footage was captured into clips that were only 4 seconds in length.

I was hoping that this was only on playback, but JVC told me that the footage was recorded this way to tape. Any ideas as to how to salvage the project? I tried changing the project over to the Apple AIC codec and still had timecode breaks in the middle of clips.

I have access to a Sony HVR-25U deck that can play back the 720p30 footage via either component or HDMI. If I use the Convergent Design Connect MI box will I be able to use this footage and capture it into my FCP system via HD-SDI?

I understand that this was a common problem with the HD100 before the "A" upgrade. How did people deal with it before the upgrade?

What is puzzling is that my camera was purchased new as an "A" model. I have edited several projects prior to this including test footage shot only a few weeks ago that didn't have any of these problems.

Thanks for any ideas that anyone may have.

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Old May 1st, 2007, 02:46 AM   #2
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Any ideas as to how to salvage the project? I tried changing the project over to the Apple AIC codec and still had timecode breaks in the middle of clips.
Hi Dan.

When you were capturing in AIC, was it done through FCP?

There is another way (disregard my post if you already know this) to capture over FireWire from your camera or deck with some free software.

You can capture the footage using DVHSCap which will give you .m2t files. Then convert the .m2t files into Quicktime movies (in AIC) using MPEG Streamclip and then load them into FCP. The advantage of MPEG Streamclip is that it has a function to fix timecode breaks before you create the Quicktime movies. The disadvantage is that it doesn't retain the original timecode from the tapes. But you still should be able to successfully edit your project with this method (I hope!).

Here is a post I made outlining the full procedure and where to download the free software from:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....53&postcount=8

(This was for 25p footage, so just make the necessary adjustments for 30p footage.)

I'm not sure how this method will go with the Sony deck though (it works with JVC equipment). Does the Sony deck have a FireWire output?
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Old May 1st, 2007, 08:19 AM   #3
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David,

Thanks for the info regarding MPEG Streamclip. I am aware of that work flow. I was trying to capture in the AIC codec via FCP.

The Sony deck does have firewire, but it won't play the JVC HDV files out it. They will only play out the HDMI or component ports.

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