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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:30 AM   #1
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Video Capture in Vegas 6...HELP!!

Hello all. Last night was the first time I have attempted capturing some video in Vegas 6 since I upgraded from V5. I had to cheat a little, playing an analog VHS-C tape through the av-dv converter on my XL2 and into the capture. I did this a hundred times with Vegas 5. I did get the audio to come through, but I couldn't get the video...Any suggestions would be GREAT!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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I did get the audio to come through, but I couldn't get the video
What do you mean by this? You heard the audio on the computer? You captured the audio? If yes, it was to an AVI file? You couldn't see the video previewed? You couldn't see the video after capturing?

Some things to try: Different cables, make sure all is set correctly in the XL-2, Enable Device Control is OFF, ...
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Old July 11th, 2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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Let me verify. Yes, I was able to hear the audio through my computer speakers as I was capturing, I was NOT able to preview the video as I was capturing.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #4
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Could you see the video on the XL2 viewfinder?

I wasn't able to get Vegas to capture a VHS tape through my panasonic camera - I tried all sorts of things. In the end I just used winDV to do it - no problems.

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Old July 11th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip. Yes, I can see the video through the XL2 viewfinder.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:20 AM   #6
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In the last post you say you didn't get the preview. This indicates the video did
end up in the file? If so, then look at the preview settings in the capture
application. It has some option on when it is visible or not. If it is also not in
the AVI file then do a test where you first capture the analog footage to tape
and then capture that tape. If it is there then something somewhere is going
awry with the pass-through (for some reason).
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Old July 12th, 2005, 10:34 AM   #7
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Have you tried calling Sony support about this problem? Getting help from the source is usually a good start. I know it sounds obvious, but there's been plenty of times in the past where I would search the web endlessly for help, and only after that would I call the manufacturer, and they would solve my problem. :)

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Old July 12th, 2005, 10:36 AM   #8
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Also, I can state personally that capturing video through Vegas 6 with my XL2 works fine, but I'm capturing from a miniDV tape in the XL2, not through the XL2's a/d converter. Have you tried capturing from miniDV through the XL2?

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Old July 13th, 2005, 11:44 AM   #9
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Problem Solved

The problem has been solved, thanks to everyone that contributed. I didn't have some settings set correctly in the preferences. Now it is working great.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 12:03 PM   #10
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Was the problem in your Vegas preferences or in your XL2 preferences?
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Old July 14th, 2005, 05:47 AM   #11
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And please tell us which settings you needed to change. This so others may
benefit from your experience / learning as well.

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Old July 16th, 2005, 01:58 PM   #12
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The problem was...

The problem was in the Vegas preferences. The XL2 settings were fine, with the AV-DV converter set to ON. After that, I had no problems capturing an analog tape thru a VCR hooked up to the XL2. Thanks again...
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Old July 16th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #13
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More specifically...

Actually, I can't remember exactly what was set wrong. I will check and post a more accurate description soon.
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