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Old October 8th, 2003, 06:17 PM   #1
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problem with LP mode tapes

I have a set of (77) dv tapes shot in the LP mode (not my choice) with a panasonic camera (dv 102) which is unavailable to me. I need to input these tapes into FCP 4.0 on a Mac G4 1.25 dual w/1.5 Gb RAM and have tried 3 different tape decks (2 Panasonic, 1 Sony), 4 different panasonic cameras and have had no luck. Does anyone have any ideas which I have not tried yet?

I am having no problem inputting and working with SP mode dv tapes.

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Old October 9th, 2003, 04:35 AM   #2
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You've found the reasons why no-one shoots in LP mode (not
saying it is your fault). I think the best thing to do was if possible
at all get the original camera back or if that is a no go try getting
your hands on a DV deck. These things are specialised in
handling tapes from different sources so they might have more
luck getting the signal of the tape. Usually these are available
for rent.

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Old October 9th, 2003, 06:35 PM   #3
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Have used my XL-1 to capture LP tapes that were shot on another camera, but am not sure what camera that was. It worked fine.
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