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  • Sat, Apr 28 2012 10:42 PM

    can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Hi everyone, I have searched the forums up and down and nothing has been able to fix my problem, so I'm posting the question on my own:

     

    How can I capture HDV from Canon Vixia HV30 onto Avid MC 5.03?

    I have a mac mini:

    2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB on-chip shared L3 cache

    AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory

     

    I have tried everything the forums suggested including:

    making sure the camera output was set to 1080

    used the configuration setting: 1080i 59.97 (all three resolution types)

    used generic deck, and canon deck (hv30 not avail)

    yes, i made sure the V button was pressed on the capture tool

    switched from dvcpro to hdmi on the capture tool rez pulldown menu

    and a bunch of other things I can't remember trying in the last 4 hours ...

     

    Most of the posts were a few yrs old, and weren't talking about mc 5.03 so any help to put me out of my misery would be greatly appreciated!

     

    thanks!

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  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 2:10 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Are you capturing into a thin raster project (1440X1080)

    Are you sure the camera isn't downconverting to DV on the firewire.

    Try turning off deck control and TC and see if you can capture just live free running video or audio.

    Do you get any preview at all in MC?

     

     

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  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 8:42 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Hi thanks for the quick response

    using setting 1080i 59.94 I tried all 3 raster sizes: 1929x1080, 1440x1080, and 1280x1080.

    I tried digitizing without timecode, but not sure how to "turn off" deck control. I went to deck configuration settings and deleted everything. there was no deck in capture mode so I assume that's what you meant. 

    I don't know if the firewire downconverts. How could I check?

    No I don't get any preview.

    DV works fine just not HDV

    Thanks

  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 8:51 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    You don't need to delete the deck to turn off deck control.  Click on the deck button in the capture tool until you get the slash through it.  this basically turns MC into a "live capture" tool and will record whatever is feeding the system.  Timecode is set as time-of-day, since no external source is being used.

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  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 9:22 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Ok I toggled the source button and tried to digitize. Error message says video is unexpectedly not coming into the system.  I never saw anything in the record monitor

  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 9:48 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Did you press play on the camera?  You have to be feeding a signal.

    Also make sure your input is OHCI (FireWire).

     

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  • Mon, Apr 30 2012 10:36 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    yes I pressed play.

    by "input" do you mean the video pulldown menu under the record button? if so it's automatically selected 1394 

  • Tue, May 1 2012 8:38 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Does anyone know if there is anything else I can try before I give up and return my Mac?

     

    Thanks

  • Tue, May 1 2012 8:45 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Sorry, I don't have any HDV experience.  But I do want to make sure you've checked all of the basic stuff.

    What OS are you using? 

    I'm pretty sure Mac Minis haven't been tested all that much, but that doesn't mean it won't work.

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  • Tue, May 1 2012 9:03 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    That ok I'm appreciative you tried. Im running Mac os x lion

  • Tue, May 1 2012 9:28 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    You are running an unsupported configuration.  According to the Version Matrix, MC v.5.0.4 is only qualified with OS 10.6.6 or 10.6.7.

    To be on OS X Lion, you need either MC v.5.5.3.3 (10.7.3 only) or v6.0.1 (10.7.2 or 10.7.3).

    This may be a major part of your problem.

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  • Thu, Jun 28 2012 4:14 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Hi Kevin, I want to get a computer that is compatible. How do I figure that out. Is there a site or PDF you are getting your info from? I googled it but couldn't find clear info.

     

    Thanks

  • Thu, Jun 28 2012 4:25 PM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Did you click on the link in my post?  Click "Version matrix" in my original response or find the Matrix in the "Start Here" thread at the top of the forum.

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  • Fri, Jun 29 2012 1:59 AM In reply to

    Re: can't capture hdv in mc 5

    Sorry I missed that. I read that you said it wasn't compatible and I believed you and moved on! 

    Thanks, you helped me out a lot.

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