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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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Capturing Live footage

I am filming church services and my Firestore quit working. I was wondering if there is a way to hook by pc to the firewire port of the camera and download directly into the capturing application in Vegas while the church service is going on. I have Vegas 10 32 bit on my laptop with a Solid State hard drive, so I should not have problems with dropped frames. I don't see an option to do this clearly, maybe I am just looking at the wrong place.

Anyone that has a response - positive or negative?

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Old July 27th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #2
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Yep. Just use the Vegas capture program and turn OFF "Device Control".
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #3
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Edward, I am a little dense on this issue. You are saying when it asked to start at the beginning of the tape or a the point it is at, just disable this question and to start it, hit the record button in Vegas as you hit the record button on the camera?
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Old July 27th, 2011, 12:47 PM   #4
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In the video capture program: Options>Preferences>Uncheck "Enable DV device control." Then, yes, you'll record by pressing the record button.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #5
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Thanks, will test tonight.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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I can verify that it works exactly as Edward described it.
I've used this method to record (with a desktop computer to an external USB drive) events that were up to 3 hours or longer with no problems at all.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 03:35 PM   #7
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Re: Capturing Live footage

We do something similar at our church. We have multiple cameras coming into a switcher. The switcher then goes via S-Video to a Panasonic DV-2000 deck. The deck is connected to a computer via firewire and we capture the church service live. Because I'm not the person doing this at the time we go live, I opted for a simpler program to use for capturing. We use Scenalyzer Live for this purpose but the built-in Vegas capture will still work fine.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 09:35 AM   #8
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Thanks guys, I used it this past weekend and it worked very well.

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Old August 1st, 2011, 09:37 AM   #9
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Very glad to hear that Chris.
You have to love it when things work as you hoped they would :)
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