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Old March 11th, 2003, 03:18 PM   #1
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PC >> Firewire / IEEE1394 (Pinnacle DV500)

Please someone help, I am having a weird problem. I use the XL1S and Pinnacle DV500 capture card. I can capture from the card with no problems using Premiere 6.5. It's great.

The problem starts when I want to "export to tape".

the steps I take are:

1. put the camera in VCR mode.
2. select "export to tape" from Premiere
3. select the "control camera" check box

The program begins to control the camera and starts sending the video via the firewire to the camera. When looking at the viewfinder of the XL1 after a few seconds a wierd colorized pixalization appears in the viewfinder then the video drops out and the default blue background is displayed and only the audio gets sent to the camera at that point. When this happens I notice that the PC playback gets choppy. It is like there is a bottleneck somewhere.

I sent the camera to have Canon mess with it and they said it they fixed it. I also sent the DV500 back to Pinnacle and they replaced it. so I have a repaired camera and a new DV500.

My PC is an ASUS dual Athelon using (2) 1.6 GHz CPUs with 1GB RAM and about 250GB of video HD space and 18GB of system drive space. The system drive is separate from the capture drives. The system drive uses an UW Adaptec SCSI card and the capture drives use UltraDMA IDE drives.

Any ideas?

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Old March 11th, 2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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DV500 out-performed by $12.99 IEEE1394 card

OK. I went out and bought a no-name, generic, cheap-ass, less-then-20-bucks, IEEE1394 card. And it kicks ass over my $600 dollar Pinnacle Systems DV500 DVD capture card. That really sucks. Using that cheap-ass IEEE card solved the problem. I can output to my XL1S with no problem.

Pinnacle is gonna hear about this! I am really mad.

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