Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to David Harbsmeier)
Hi David - thank you for your reply
Yes I believe it does.
The digits on the FC6 Log & Capture Window read:
The digits on the camcorder read:
Do you have another comment?
BTW - I trashed preferences, and tried a different cable, and different FW400 Port, (Rear). Same problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to ENIGMACODE)
Yes, a non-drop frame rate would be 30. But the second photo you posted shows DROP frame at 30 - change to non-drop frame if that's what you recorded.
Also, is this problem just exhibiting itself with this one tape, or does it do the same thing with other tapes?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to David Harbsmeier)
Hello again David
I appreciate your replies.
The problem seems to continue on other tapes intermittently. I'd like to get some clarification; as long as I'm willing to tolerate the break in time code during capture, (which seems to occur ONLY when the machine record mode is turned on/off), I'm hoping I can continue to capture more tape. And that this will not affect render or the burning of a scene on disc.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 4:40 AM (in response to ENIGMACODE)
It is a mystery that this should appear after hundreds of hours of capture, and does so on 3 different Panasonic camcorders? As I stated, it's intermittent now and ONLY occurs in those places where the camera mode switched from record to stop. As long as there's no STOP RECORD, I can capture continuously without break in time code. I can work around this, just hitting escape each time. In editing, I never choose/leave a stop-start camera edit anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to ENIGMACODE)
First, do you have abort capture on dropped frame and create new clip on timecode break enabled in user prefernces? You should. This is the only way to ensure that your capture will have audio in synch with the video and that you will be able to recapture with frame accuracy if necessary.
Now if the time code resets on the record stops, that's either cause you have a short break in the recording (could just be a couple of frames) or if the internal battery on the camera is dead. If that's the case, you're just gonna have to manually set up each capture after each timecode reset.
And if fcp stops and starts capture at each record break, that's usually cause although the camera in an ideal world should create continous timecode, in reality, it ain't happening and it's a camera problem rather than an fcp problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
"do you have abort capture on dropped frame?"
"or the internal battery on the camera is dead". You can obviously rule out weak or dead batteries - we're talkin about THREE DIFFERENT Panasonic Cameras, as I've stated.
"you're just gonna have to manually set up each capture after each timecode reset." I believe this is the answer I was hoping to get. I'm sure you can understand my frustration. I'd like to be re-assured that I'm not possibly capturing ALL this tape for NAUGHT. That's a lot of scratch disk.
Please, to be sure here; so then I'll just deal with the broken time code, and just "manually set up each capture after each timecode reset." Which means: 'hit escape', go on to capture the next piece, and so on, and so on....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to ENIGMACODE)
Was it all SHOT on the same camera (not played back on different cameras)? That's where the dead battery would be.
Does the timecode reset to Zero between takes? If so, it's either the dead battery or discontinuous signal on the tape. Always record a few extra seconds at the end of each take and rewind a little bit, play til you get past what you need and then pause and then hit record. I'd do some tests to make sure you've got this down to make sure you're not going to erase anything. If you've got continuous signal and the timecode always ascends, fcp should be able to stop the capture when it hits the timecode break, keep playing for sufficient preroll and then start capturing again. that's the way it works on my system. I had to beat my cameraman up a few times before he stopped checking tape and then letting there be a gap between takes.