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TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Im having problems capturing my video to final cut express. the message says I can not capture project but can use capture now, Does anyone have any ideas?

  • 1. Re: wont capture
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)

    A few details would help:

     

    What format are you trying to capture?

     

    What camera (or other device) are you capturing from?

     

    What capture settings are you using in FCE?

     

    -DH

  • 2. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Im sorry,

    Camera is Sony HVR HD 1000U

    The video is in HD

    Trying to capture preset at DV NTSC

  • 3. Re: wont capture
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)

    Don't use the DV capture setting for HD footage ... use the appropriate HDV setting.

     

    -DH

  • 4. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just tried all HD setting in the easy set up box and it wont capture. Im at a total loss as to what to do now.

  • 5. Re: wont capture
    David Harbsmeier Level 7 Level 7 (29,650 points)

    Have you checked the camera's settings to make sure it is set to output HDV over Firewire (iLink)?  Details of how to set up the camera are in the user's manual.

     

    -DH

  • 6. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ive got a wedding video to edit. David, can you assist me more here? When I click my "CAPTURE PROJECT", this is the box and message that comes up.

     

    The following items cannot be precessed by Batch Capture

    Sequence 1 - no mdeia in sequence 2 - no media

  • 7. Re: wont capture
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    Capture Project is not for capturing clips from a camera before a Project is started.

    It's for recapturing the footage from a camera that has aready been captured and it will only work with DV cameras not HDV.

     

    HDV cameras may or may not output HDV because of the camera menu settings.

    Without some specifics about how the camera menu settings are set, we can only generalize about what FCE Easy Setup to use to get you going.

     

    Dig into the menu and relay what all the settings are.

     

    Al

  • 8. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think i can see whats going on here. When i plug in my iLink cable to my mac, it shows up on the camera LCD SCREEN. As soon as I plug it in, it shows iLink Out but quickly reverts to iLink in. Im trying to figure out how to change it to out on my camera.

  • 9. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My camera video screen shows the iLink pluged in but it wont go to HDV OUT. I plug it in it shows out for a split second but reverts to IN. I dont know how to change that.

  • 10. Re: wont capture
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    Try FCE>View>Refresh video devices.

     

    Al

  • 11. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Alchroma, I just got home and tried that. The camera reverts to HDVout and quickly back to HDVin. Im almost at a total loss as to what do do.

  • 12. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It has got to be something really simple that im missing here.

  • 13. Re: wont capture
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)

    Go to camera menu settings:

    In/Out Rec

     

    HDV/DV Sel  -  Auto

    DV Rec Mode  -  SP (not applicable)

    Component  -  1080i/576i

    i.Link Conv  -  Off

    TV Type  -  16:9

    A/V DV Out  -  Off

     

    With the above settings you should be able to send HDV out of the camera over firewire.

     

    Al

  • 14. Re: wont capture
    TomMost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Al. I dont have TV Type on the camera or A/V DV Out but Im looking at the menu on the camera. Also there is no 576i but I chose the only option anyway.

     

    Tom

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