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Old May 8th, 2005, 08:09 PM   #1
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Capturing problems

I have vegas 6.0 and I'm having problems capturing from my XL2. Although, I have used my Xl2 on Vegas 4.0 and capturing was not a problem on it. I am clicking on the capture video icon to no avail, the eggtimer comes up briefly, but then nothing. Any advice...ASAP if possible, I have a deadline fast approaching and the sooner i can start the better,

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Old May 8th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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Advice to get you going quickly: Capture using Vegas 4 since you know that works.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 06:30 AM   #3
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no can do I'm affraid. Vegas 4 got deleted to free up room when I installed Vegas 6. I (just for curiosity) captured some footage on Move maker and it worked fine...so the problem is in Vegas, not in the camera/connection! HELP!
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Old May 9th, 2005, 08:32 AM   #4
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What's the status of the new media manager? It is ON or OFF? Try switching it the other way and see if that makes a difference. I've heard of problems where people had it OFF that seemed to clear up when they turned it back ON.

I do a LOT of my capturing using Scenalyzer Live now. It works very well for that is is very inexpensive.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 09:25 AM   #5
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sorry to sound like a newbie but how do I go about turning media manager on/off?
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Old May 9th, 2005, 09:35 AM   #6
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Goto Options/Preferences/General tab. In the end of General Preferences list there is option 'Enable Media Manager'. Try On/Off.
I have it Off and uninstalled Media Manager and MSDE completely, no troubles with Vegas.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 10:22 AM   #7
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i tried that and no luck at all! Any other suggestions

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Old May 9th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #8
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Following several failed attempts to get capture workingI bit the bullet and splashed (actually at that price it was more of a splish) and bought Scenalyzer Live. Very easy to use and very cheap, in my book, a good combo.

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Old May 9th, 2005, 09:10 PM   #9
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I agree. Scenalyzer is a small, inexpensive, great capture program with lots of features. One thing it does is capture 4-channel audio in one pass via firewire (most others do NOT do this) which is the main reason I bought it. However, I find myself using it more often.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #10
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Vegas 6.0a Fix

I had the same capture problems. There is an easy fix. You have to download Vegas 6.0a patch. After installing the patch, the problem went away. Everything works great now.

http://mediasoftware.sonypictures.co...p2.asp?DID=579

It's about 93mb in size.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 09:14 AM   #11
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I guess a bad assumption on my part - I assumed he was on 6.0a. There are MANY bugs in 6.0 that were fixed in 6.0a. If ANYONE is using 6.0, PLEASE upgrade to 6.0a NOW.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 05:40 PM   #12
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cheers guys! i had no idea there was a patch.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #13
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I guess a bad assumption on my part - I assumed he was on 6.0a. There are MANY bugs in 6.0 that were fixed in 6.0a. If ANYONE is using 6.0, PLEASE upgrade to 6.0a NOW.
Edward, on a similar note, the upgrade from Excalibur 4.1 to 4.2 did not go smoothly. I kept getting the errors you described in the 4.0 to 4.2 path. I had to completely uninstall Excalibur, then install 4.2. Don't know how it did it, but it kept my registration number during the unistall/reinstall process.

Thanks for all the hard work on the toolset; love the pan capability added to the PBS tool!
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Old May 10th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #14
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Sorry to hear you had problems. You are correct that it will maintain the registration even through an uninstall/reinstall. Just makes it easier for YOU.

I was very happy with the way the new panning ability turned out. Hope you find it very useful.
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