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1499 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 9, 2010 1:01 PM by Jane Evans
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 11:48 AM (in response to Jane Evans)Hi Jane, DV has an unfortunate "feature wherein audio can drift away from the video. Sony fixed this with their DVCAM implementation, where audio and picture are locked together. The drift can get rather tiresome, and indeed one way to alleviate it is to capture in smaller chunks.
It's really not so ugly, and not at all time consuming. Find the first good timecode on the tape, and press "I" to make an in point. Then go to the outpoint code window and type a number 10 minutes away hit log clip. It will show up in the browser.
Then type a number 15 frames earlier than the last out point, add 10 minutes. Rinse and repeat. Would make sense to make note of the outgoing code beforehand so you don't send the app on a wild goose chase looking for an outpoint. But tapes come back from the field tails out, so no biggie.
I've found with drifting tapes you can VERY safely do 15 to 20 mins. Anything else is problematic.
Wasn't a Canon camera, by any chance?
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 11:55 AM (in response to Jane Evans)Hi -
The source video is one long take, with no camera stops or interruptions of any kind?
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 12:20 PM (in response to Jim Cookman)Yes, it is a Canon XL1. I had a problem with another tape that I got that was 30 minutes long. I was provided with a DVD of it which I de-muxed and then imported into FCP. Of course one loses a bit of quality but not too much.
This is just one LONG tape with no breaks. It seems to go into the OLD iMovie as MPEG-4 but I think I cannot import this into FCP.
I will take a break and try Jim's idea.
Fortunately the person doing the video has bought a new Sony camera - HDIntel iMac 27", MacBook, iMac G4, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2010 12:59 PM (in response to Jane Evans)Breaking it into chunks should do the trick, as Jim described. I used to experience the same problem with my XL-1 until I started capturing the extended recording sessions on a Firestore, using the tape just for back-up. These kind of captures are common when recording single camera theater productions.
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2010 1:01 PM (in response to Jane Evans)Thank you, everyone, for your help. I finally ended up recording it in the OLD iMovie (it would not go in the current version) and then finally doing it in iDVD. It is SO much more difficult than FCP and DVDSP.