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Old December 6th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #1
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Unwanted file split when capturing m2t from Sony Z5

Not sure what I am doing wrong here.

I'm capturing rather long video clips from a Sony Z5. The clips are around 25 to 45 minutes long. For some reason when capturing (using the Vegas capture tool) the files are splitting at seemingly random points in the capture. these could be at any time or file size. Relevant points to note:

- I have unchecked Enable HDV Scene Detection.
- Fail on dropped frames is checked (I get no report of dropped frames so I am guessing this isn't the culprit)
- The disk I am capturing to is NTFS
- Vegas Pro 9e/64 bit under Win7/64 bit
- I have identical footage taken on a second camera (a Canon XL2) which captures intact
- I have recaptured one tape which split at a different point second time around
- I have recaptured another tape which didn't split at all second time around. Aaaarrrggghhh!

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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Give HDVSplit a try.
It's free so you have nothing to lose.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike. I certainly will (although I'm still interested to know why this is happening!). The upsetting part is that I will have to recapture ten tapes!
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Old December 6th, 2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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Ian, I rarely work with HDV footage but this issue keeps rearing its ugly head on the forums from time to time :-(
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Old December 6th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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Likewise - I borrowed the Sony camera from a producer at the BBC for a short while to get a little practice in before making the move to HD. I am one of the many who foolishly assumed I'd get great footage that I could mix with SD footage on the Vegas timeline without any problem. BIG mistake!

I will check out the other forums to see what they have to say (couldn't find any relevant posts here though).
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