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Old April 16th, 2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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Cannot Capture 1080i from HC3 in FCPHD

It seems that my new HC3 is not recognized by FCP HD? When I go to log & capture in FCP HD the camera is not recognized. I have two systems a Powerbook with FCPHD running Panther and a G5 running Tiger... neither system sees the camera. My VX2000 & PD-170 are recognized -no problem.

I have the capture preset to DVCPROHDV 1080i. I see no other viable preset for this camera to capture HD. I see no "HDV 1080i" option.

If I change the in-camera setting to "Convert to DV" using firewire - only then does FCPHD see the camera.

I got a shipping confirmation for the new Production Suite upgrade on Friday. Is it likely that the upgrade to FCP5 will solve my problem? Or is this an issue with the camera model being brand spanking new or something? Any ideas?

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Old April 16th, 2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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I have the capture preset to DVCPROHDV 1080i. I see no other viable preset for this camera to capture HD. I see no "HDV 1080i" option.
That's your problem; the Sony camera's use HDV, not DVCPRO. Close all open projects in FCP. Now go to Easy Setup and check the "show all" box. Scroll down and choose HDV 1080i60 (or 10080i50 if in PAL land). Now start a new project and the the settings will be correct for capture, clips and sequences. Note that this won't change any existing projects/sequences/clips however, only new ones.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 12:39 PM   #3
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One other thought.... what version of FCP are you on? HDV was not supported by versions older than 5.x, so if you're using FCP 4.x (for example) then you're out of luck. You can't capture from your camera in that case unless you use a 3rd party solution.
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Old April 16th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #4
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One other thought.... what version of FCP are you on? HDV was not supported by versions older than 5.x, so if you're using FCP 4.x (for example) then you're out of luck. You can't capture from your camera in that case unless you use a 3rd party solution.
Thank you - that's what I needed to know because I am using FCP-HD. The version between 4 & 5.

I have the new Production Suite coming this week so hopefully I'll be all set then. -thanx
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Old April 17th, 2006, 01:02 AM   #5
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Requesting Confirmation of FCP 4.5 HD Vs. FCP 5.1

Could anyone please clarify:

I have FCP 4.5 HD.....which leads me to believe that is supports just THAT, HD...

But you are saying that, NO, only FCP 5.1 or later, supports HD.

Is the difference HD vs. HDV?

Thanks for the info,

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Old April 17th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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Could anyone please clarify:

I have FCP 4.5 HD.....which leads me to believe that is supports just THAT, HD...

But you are saying that, NO, only FCP 5.1 or later, supports HD.

Is the difference HD vs. HDV?

Thanks for the info,

Reilly
I think that's right. I see no HDV codecs in my FCP 4.5 HD. So 4.5 was just the beginning of HD support and FCP5 is more complete with HDV.
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