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Chris Barnes July 27th, 2011 07:34 AM

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?

Thanks,

Chris Barnes.

Edward Troxel July 27th, 2011 09:54 AM

Re: Capturing Live footage
 
Yep. Just use the Vegas capture program and turn OFF "Device Control".

Chris Barnes July 27th, 2011 11:12 AM

Re: Capturing Live footage
 
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?

David Jimerson July 27th, 2011 11:47 AM

Re: Capturing Live footage
 
In the video capture program: Options>Preferences>Uncheck "Enable DV device control." Then, yes, you'll record by pressing the record button.

Chris Barnes July 27th, 2011 12:02 PM

Re: Capturing Live footage
 
Thanks, will test tonight.

Mike Kujbida July 27th, 2011 12:25 PM

Re: Capturing Live footage
 
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.

Edward Troxel July 27th, 2011 02:35 PM

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.

Chris Barnes August 1st, 2011 08:35 AM

Re: Capturing Live footage
 
Thanks guys, I used it this past weekend and it worked very well.

Chris

Mike Kujbida August 1st, 2011 08:37 AM

Re: Capturing Live footage
 
Very glad to hear that Chris.
You have to love it when things work as you hoped they would :)


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