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Old June 16th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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Direct to disk recording in Vegas 6, how do you do it?

I have spent the last two hours searching these forums and haven't found the answer to this question...

I am trying to use Vegas 6 for direct to disk recording for a drama event I am recording for my kids. I am connecting directly to the firewire port built into my Dell laptop. I open up the vidcap utility by clicking on import video from vegas, the utility opens and after a few moments I get control of my digital camcorder.

I have tried the following:
* Pressing record on the camcorder (camcorder records to tape, vidcap is not triggered)
* Pressing record from within Vidcap (camcorder image/sound gets captured into Vidcap as a file, but after 5mins of camcorder inactivity it auto shuts down and I don't have an option on the camera to turn off the auto power off feature)

What am I missing? I have poured over all of the options in both Vidcap and vegas as well as help files for both, and I am not finding the answer...

I have read several threads where people have mentioned using Vegas to record for 2-3 hours of footage directly to their hard drive using Vidcap, but it doesn't say how they did it.

I would appreciate your assistance...

Ben
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Old June 16th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #2
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Turn off "DV Device Control" in the capture prefs. Now, your camera will properly run in "camera" mode, and, you have separate controls for recording in vidcap.
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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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* Pressing record from within Vidcap (camcorder image/sound gets captured into Vidcap as a file, but after 5mins of camcorder inactivity it auto shuts down and I don't have an option on the camera to turn off the auto power off feature)
You might fix this issue by removing any tapes from your camera. I have tried this with a Sony and a Canon camera and they have kept running for hours and hours.

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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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Hmmm, that seems counter-intuitive to me... which probably means it's right on the money. ;-)

Thanks for help, I will give that a try.

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Old June 17th, 2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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You might fix this issue by removing any tapes from your camera. I have tried this with a Sony and a Canon camera and they have kept running for hours and hours.

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Thanks Andrew, that did the trick...
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