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Old February 3rd, 2004, 12:21 PM   #226
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Vegas can't find Canon ZR65MC

I decided to get a ZR65MC here at work instead of putting hours on my GL1/XL1s heads for free.

I got another license for VV 4.0, and it won't see the camera.

I've installed the drivers from Canon's website, but it still won't see it.

The one difference is that this camera is USB instead of firewire.
I can hook my MP3 player to the box, so it's not a bad USB controller etc.

Any ideas?

XP Home, on a P4 2.6 hyperthread, 512 PC3500, Seagate 7200 spin.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 01:29 PM   #227
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The BEST idea I have is return the camera and get one that will work with Firewire. If you want to use DV-AVI (from a MiniDV tape) then firewire is definitely the preferred method.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:02 PM   #228
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Have you tried to tell Vegas to look for analog capture devices
instead of digital DV devices? It might see it as analog. If not,
then the device is probably not following a lot of standards.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:25 PM   #229
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Do these lines only occur when there is movement (by either
the camera or something in frame)?
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:36 PM   #230
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I'd say this is happening in the mpeg encoding engine. Actually
WMP cannot decode MPEG2 on it's own. It is using an mpeg2
engine you have installed on your system that came with
something else (usually software DVD players). Most software
based DVD players use a variaty of techniques to "enhance"
the signal. Are you sure you are outputting to a progressive
mpeg and not interlaced (yes I nkow 24p shoud be a progressive,
but check).

Also I've had some weird things in the past if not all settings
in Vegas are the same (ie, project settings, footage properties
and output settings). I would suggest you try to view the DVD
on a TV and see how it looks there.

Which DVD player have you installed (last)? To what bitrate
are you encoding? constant or variable bitrate?
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:41 PM   #231
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thanks Edward/Rob

Any specific directions to accomplish this Rob?

I tried to get budget approval to buy a used GL1, but it got shot down (some people just don't understand this stuff =).
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:07 PM   #232
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Have you looked under the Video menu in the Vegas Capture
utility? It should be listed there I think (not sure). Otherwise
check the preferences in that utility. Good luck.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:32 PM   #233
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IMO, you can try for days to get this to work - probably with sub-standard results - or you can find a means of capturing correctly via firewire with all of the benefits of firewire such as batch capturing, scene detection, full transport control...
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:47 PM   #234
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I have to agree with Edward here. That is definitely the best way
to go!
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:51 PM   #235
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I don't have any experience with this at all, but since no-one
responded I'm chiming in here. I've read quite a lot about
chroma keying and everybody seems to agree that green will
be the best colo(u)r to use with DV (due to the color space
compression that is going on).

The further the distance between the person and the screen
(for spill suppression) the larger the screen needs to be.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 03:59 PM   #236
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The issues you are referring to was in Windows 98 I believe.
Where more than 512 mb would not yield results. XP (or Win2000)
should not have these "issues". Ofcourse, if no program is using
that amount of memory (or not combined) it will not be used
either.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:06 PM   #237
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Maybe a better question is WHY you want that much RAM?

In Vegas, you will not find more RAM helping significantly when it comes to standard editing and rendering. Where RAM can help is with RAM previews, running multiple applications, running multiple instances of Vegas...
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:07 PM   #238
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OK, I'm a dork......

I just took it back to exchange for something else and realized that they didn't provide a firewire cable as part of the standard package.

There was another hidden area on the camera for firewire and S-video outputs.

I'm capturing video now with no issues.
Since this is going to be used for corporate training and doesn't need to be "pretty", I'll continue with what I've got and assess it from there.

Thanks for the info guys, it's been many years since I've had my hands on a consumer level camera. Next time I'll also read the manual first <;~).

I'll report back on how it works after i put it on DVD.

Thanks again, I appreciate the quick responses !!!!
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:26 PM   #239
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Yea... We have FIREWIRE!
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 05:32 PM   #240
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Would be interesting to see what you are producing there
Magnus. Thanks for the effort!

Oh for everybody that is wondering, the different F11 keys
quickly hide (or display) certain aspects/windows of the user
interface. Very handy indeed!
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