Help - Capture now problem - urgent at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders
All AG-HPX and AJ-PX Series camcorders and P2 / P2HD hardware.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 22nd, 2006, 01:56 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
Help - Capture now problem - urgent

We have a multi-camera shoot tomorrow - live music, HVX's to powerbooks running FCP 5.04, going through capture now.
We have done this a number of times before and it has worked well.
We use Robert Lane's method of setting up the computers.

We are having a strange problem One of the powerbooks is capturing everything with an 8 frame delay between audio and picture. Audio follows picture. This is visible on the timeline - it is being recorded this way, not just a monitoring problem.

We are in different towns so we haven't been able to put the two systems side by side to compare the set-ups, but we have over the phone and can't figure out the problem.

The delayed camera works fine if you capture via P2 card and then import to FCP. We have changed cables, tried to capture to internal & extrernal disks. This happens both at 730/30P and 24P.
The data rate seems fine. set-ups are matched between FCP and camera.

My camera is fine, my partners is the problem, but he is the bigger tech head here. Unfortunately is off to work now so I have to post for him.

Any ideas?

Also he notices that FCP is always making the captured footage drop frame (regardless of what the camera says), but the sequence created under the same settings is non-drop.
What gives with this?
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2006, 07:37 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Francisco/Paris
Posts: 121
Leonard
I had a similar problem a few weeks ago.
Resetting the PRAM (Restart while pressing "Option", "P" & "R" keys) on the machine fixed the problem.
hope that helps.
e.
__________________
Sights Sounds Stories
www.tinboxtwo.com
www.reardenstudios.com
Eric Peltier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
Eric,
You are the master.
We owe you a bottle of booze or something.
Where are you located anyway, San Francisco or Paris?
(Not a bad choice actually.)
If you're in SF, send me your phone number in a private message. I'd like to stay in touch.

- Lenny Levy
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2006, 11:09 AM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
Well, my friend just emailed me this morning. The problem is back!
Pram doesn't help the second time.
Boy that is weird. same thing happened to two people.
Pram worked once then the problem came back.

Last edited by Leonard Levy; August 25th, 2006 at 06:59 PM.
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2006, 01:56 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 355
What kind of hard drives are you using??
Use the disk utilities to check them out.
__________________
Mike Schrengohst
dvd.pro@verizon.net
Mike Schrengohst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2006, 03:45 PM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
Apparently it happens both with internal drives and external and with a variety of external drives, but I'm not certain which ones. Perhaps at least some Maxtors.
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic P2HD / DVCPRO HD Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:32 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network