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Old May 2nd, 2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Immediate Help Needed. Tape not working for capture

Hey folks, I recorded some footage yesterday on a Sony HVR A1U and when I try to capture it, i can't see any of the footage. I've put it in my Sony hvr m15u also, and when I try to play it, the caution light starts blinking. All other tapes work fine. This is very important footage for my job so I'm not sure what to do. If i play it back in the camera, I can see the footage and hear it but Vegas won't have any of it.

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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Make sure your playback settings match your recording setting, e.g. DV if you shot DV, HDV if you shot that.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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Yea the settings are fine. I don't understand what is happening. I'm currently recording from the camera to another camera VIA iLink. Hopefully the new tape will capture....if it's even recording it.
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:21 AM   #4
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nope, still not seeing even the new tape. What am I doing wrong?
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:25 AM   #5
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Looks like a computer issue - PCs often have problems capturing, even if capture worked fine before. Happened to me...

Does the computer recognize the camera when plugged in?

Are you on XP or on Vista?

Is this DV or HD?
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:31 AM   #6
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It recognizes it just fine. It's HD and like I said, all other tapes work fine. But the original tape in question does not work...and the copy I just made of it doesn't work either. But it plays back fine in the camera.

UPDATE: It seems to be working in Microsoft Movie Maker LOL...but not in vegas. Again, all other tapes work in vegas...WHAT??
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:33 AM   #7
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Tried with HDVSplit yet?
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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No not familiar with it
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Old May 2nd, 2008, 09:41 AM   #9
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Google for it, give it a try - you have nothing to loose. It's a very small program, only a couple hundred KB, you don't need to install it, runs from a folder on your PC.

Does scene splitting too!
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